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Hypericum Perforatum, the Herb of Summer solstice

By Tammi / July 11, 2017

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?

By Krissy / March 31, 2017

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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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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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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