Posts by Tammi

I'm a researcher, educator, guest lecturer, and co-founder of Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials in Van Etten, NY.

No You Don’t Need A Liver Cleanse! Not A Detox Program Either!

March 25 @ 11:59 am

As I’ve been preparing my mini course on the Liver I’ve been thinking back to some of the questions that come up during my lectures. It is inevitable when I’m talking about any topic steering us back to health, which includes the liver, I get the question: “What about a liver cleanse?” I pause, take…

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Medicinal Recipe for the Times

March 25 @ 11:59 am

If I had my wish you would read this with a cup of tea, with your feet up, under a tree feeling the wind caress your face. Or perhaps in the quiet of the morning as the sun slowly begins his wake up journey across your little patch of home. But, I’m not in charge…

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Blackbirds! Bluebirds! & Snowdrops Oh My!

March 25 @ 11:59 am

Yesterday the first flock of Red-winged Black birds arrived here at Heartstone. These true harbingers of spring  show up like a noisy gang of teenagers arriving home after school looking for snacks. This morning the dawn chorus of songbirds shifted from quiet winter chirping to the “warming-up” spring phase of calling in a mate and…

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A little stress response video for the New Year

March 25 @ 11:59 am

New Year’s resolutions got you feeling a little stressed? Well here’s a quick peak at the physiology of the stress response and why we do what we do! If you want the full video, sign up for my Online Anatomy & Physiology Video Course starting January 20th, 2016.

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Cold & Flu Video

March 25 @ 11:59 am

Want all the background Anatomy & Physiology about the cold and flu? How our body defends itself? How the virus works? And of course, some wholistic interventions, including herbs that will help? This is the video for you. Enjoy our very first video production!!

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Hey watch that sneeze juice! Are you trying to kill me?

March 25 @ 11:59 am

There is no such thing as a “cold and flu season”. Seasons are winter, spring, summer fall. There are times of the year we are more susceptible to the cold and flu. One of the major reasons we tend to get sick during the winter months is because we are trapped inside, with windows and…

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If I Read One More Post About Turmeric Being Anti-inflammatory, My Head Will Explode!

March 25 @ 11:59 am

Don’t get me wrong I’m an herbalist, I LOVE plants. Herbal Medicine is the number one medicine used throughout the world and is the longest running evidenced-based scientific method to date. Turmeric is great for inflammation. My issue resides in the fact that this beautiful orange root doesn’t have super powers. If everything else you…

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We Are Loving Ramps to Extinction

March 25 @ 11:59 am

Allium tricoccum, Ramps or Wild Leeks, our most famous wild onion, is at risk of us loving it to extinction. Local ramp festivals are a commonplace celebration of spring up and down the east coast, rich in tradition. They are delicious and when you find a patch, seem so abundant. Most folks think when they…

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Three Helpful Plants Waiting to Meet You.

March 25 @ 11:59 am

The beauty of the plants is we can begin our herbal and wild foraging study by right now, going outside to our front, side and back yards. Take the children out to said yard (as long as you don’t chemically spray) and gather one or two small (3 inches or so) dandelion leaves per person…

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Green Nations Gathering

March 25 @ 11:59 am

Hey friends, this is a lovely gathering for both men and women. What a great way to spend the Fall Equinox. September 19-21, 2014 At Frost Valley YMCA Camp in the Catskill Mountains of NY   *REGISTER NOW ~ EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT ENDS JUNE 30th   Why do you want to attend?  Let me count the…

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