9 Considerations When Buying “CBD Oil”

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the marketing blitz, including pie charts, graphs and scientific study footnotes, about how CBD can cure everything and how you should buy this product because of the superior proprietary extraction technique. If I were a teacher of marketing I’d use the current state of CBD-hype as my main topic…

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Presto it’s Pesto! The wild edition

Are you too busy to eat well? Are you wanting to learn foraging & wild edibles? Or maybe wanting to teach your children or grandchildren our natural way of moving and receiving from our home, the earth? This quick little blog is a simple way to do all of that in a very short, or…

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Why I’m using the framework “Transition Zones”

When I was creating my first online course I injured my back. When I was walking up a flight of stairs to give the “pain lecture” my back went out. I wrapped my body in duct tape because that’s all I had with me (my #1 item in my first aid kit btw). The injury (from…

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Meet Kim, clinical herbalist & A&P student

Kim Almeida is a clinical herbalist, and instructor, who was required to take an Anatomy & Physiology course for the herbal program she was enrolled in. She stopped by Ithaca yesterday and made this message to help you make a more informed decision this weekend before enrollment ends. Check out Heartstone Online (before 1/14)  …

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Marshmallow Root, the Soft Cure

Fall is upon us again. The deciduous trees gloriously shine as their leaves die back and they prepare for the coming winter. Herbs & flowers go to seed and perennials send their energy to the roots while their aerial parts die back. Now, when the energy of the plant is in the root, is a…

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Honey, Tulsi & the Sweetness of Summer

It’s the harvest time of year and I’m sure you’re all out like the bees, buzzing around the flowers and harvesting whatever’s ripe. One of my favorite ways to preserve some of the harvest is in honey and my all time favorite infused honey is Tulsi or Sacred Basil.  This article has two recipes, and…

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Hypericum Perforatum, the Herb of Summer solstice

Got evil spirits in your house? Bothering your family? No worries, head outside to your nearest field, find some St. Johnswort and hang it on your door! Winter blues got your down? Got nerve inflammation? Bruises?  Well you’re in luck because this beautiful flower is in full bloom right now and can be used for…

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Why Should I Engage In Mindfulness?

Are my eyes deceiving me? This week, I saw the word “Mindfulness” on the cover of a popular magazine at the checkout of our 25 aisle local market.  “MINDFULNESS” was in bold and CAPS! Given the amount of competition to become a cover story in the mainstream, I was delightfully surprised. I love it when…

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7 Health Topics & Their “Truthy” Friends

Transition Zones by Tammi Sweet

I want to start with a question… Which one of the following statements is true? Cannabis is a good remedy for acute pain. When living above the latitude of Atlanta, Georgia, we do not need to supplement our diets with Vitamin D. Food allergies can be outgrown. The answer is below. Dig deep and don’t…

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When food is not your medicine…and very well might be making you sick

I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t eat cheese. I’m born and raised in Vermont. Refusing to eat cheese willingly is not natural. Aaaaannnnndddd….. Intestinal cramps, diarrhea and malaise are not a fun way to start the day. Sitting here writing to you, I’m experiencing all of these things. I know better. This was preventable. Yet…

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