Wholeheartedness


In looking for ways to give a fuller shape to my sense of a sentient and living universe, I have often used the word “wholeness”. I like that word because a whole shapes a relationship between all its parts bringing them to a fullness and new expression. But even that connectedness can grow stiff when it […]

Vitamin D and Disease: What the Current Research Shows


Can high doses of vitamin D prevent, treat or delay a wide variety of conditions and diseases affecting virtually every part of the body? This question gets to the heart of the vitamin D debate. On one side of the debate are researchers who for years have been advocating higher intakes and blood levels of […]

Healing with Herbs, Part 8: Herbal Medicines and the Law


A voluntary code of ethics has been proposed and advertising would enlist the help of retailers in avoiding the sort of advertising that preys on people desperate for help. Such regulations offers a middle ground on which herbal medicines can stand.

Healing With Herbs, part 7, Guidlines For Brewing Herb Tea


It is far less costly and more satisfying to make your own remedies with homegrown herbs picked right from your garden. You can combine herbs to fit your own needs and tastes and make just the amounts you need. Furthermore, one can guarantee the purity of the herbs since you would know they had not been treated with any toxic chemicals.

Infusions and Tisanes: Healing With Herbs, Part 6


Commercially prepared herb tea bags contain only about one-seventh (1/7) the amount of herbs per pint of water as fresh from the garden herbs.

Picking and Storing Fresh Herbs: Healing With Herbs, Part 5


Grinding or powdering them seems more efficient, but it tends to release the herbs oils and to make them weaker medicines in the long run.