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Transition Zones by Tammi Sweet

7 Health Topics & Their “Truthy” Friends

By Tammi / March 24, 2017

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

By Tammi / March 7, 2017

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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“Pain, what is it good for?”…absolutely something

By Tammi / March 6, 2017

In this country 80 million people and their families suffer from chronic disabling pain syndrome. $50 billion dollars in lost wages. Over $8 billion per year in pain medications. In over 90% of the cases, there’s no structural impairment causing the pain. Over 90%. This post is about different kinds of pain, and I’ve written out…

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Cannabis, Not your Hippy Granny’s Weed + 4 Guidelines for using cannabis as medicine

By Tammi / February 7, 2017

This article is about what we’ve learned in the last 50 years endocannabinoid system, what we’ve learned, and some helpful guidelines for cannabis usually NOT in any of the resources I’ve found.

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Mindfulness, Earth-based Skills & Spirit: Practices across the Seasons

By Krissy / February 2, 2017

I’m 66. All of my life, even as a little child, I’ve been interested in what makes us tick as humans. What lights us up and gives us meaning? What makes us feel alive, inside and out? What shuts us down and leaves us discouraged and disconnected? And when we’ve lost our way or sense…

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Super Tammi teaching A&P

10 Recommended Anatomy & Physiology Resources For Alternative Practitioners.

By Tammi / January 16, 2017

I’ve dedicated that last 29 years to helping future college students, nurses, physical therapists, massage therapists, herbalists and aromatherapists understand and incorporate anatomy & physiology into their work. Often it’s helping student believe that they can learn it. And it’s so important! Learning A&P gives you (as the alternative practitioner) the ability to communicate in…

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My Problem With Anatomy & Physiology

By Tammi / December 31, 2016

Recently my niece sent me a clip of an anatomy class she was taking online and we both wanted to shove ice picks in our ears to make the monotony stop. No kidding. It left me wanting to write about it. I’m one-half of the Heartstone the Center for Earth Essentials teaching staff. I’m the…

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

By Tammi / December 16, 2016

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

By Tammi / July 13, 2016

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!

By Tammi / March 1, 2016

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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