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Archive for September, 2009

A Controversy

• Sep 24th, 2009 • Category: health, herbs, magic

I got into a “discussion” on a forum recently on the use of Comfrey Symphytum officinale.  One woman whom I do not know nor know her qualifications, stated that the “scare” over the use of comfrey is another attempt by Big Pharma to malign the use of herbs in a medicinal context. You will rarely […]



Honey

• Sep 17th, 2009 • Category: health

I was doing some meditating on one of my totems, the bear, and got to thinking about his/her stereotypical favorite food – honey (or as Winnie the Pooh would say, “hunny”).   OK, I’ll admit.  Honey isn’t exactly herbal.  But it’s a great natural food that has many more benefits than just as a sugar substitute. First, […]



Chocolate

• Sep 11th, 2009 • Category: health, herbs

Sunday is a day near and dear to my heart – International Chocolate Day.  Chocolate (being one of the four major food groups in our household) really does have some health benefits.  As a matter of fact, dark chocolate is one of Dr. Oz’s favorite foods as well (http://slideshows.health.com/slide_shows/10648/slides/12958).  The reason we like dark chocolate so […]



Oatmeal Day

• Sep 10th, 2009 • Category: health, herbs

Last Friday was Oatmeal Day.  (And since Saturday was “Be Late for Something Day”, I’m following suggestions.) Call me weird, but I grew up eating oatmeal in the winter and still like it.  Hot, a little brown sugar & milk, mmm.  Wintertime comfort food which is not only warming but nutritious. While there are a […]



Failed Experiment

• Sep 4th, 2009 • Category: Uncategorized

One of the things that I keep harping on is that you must experiment with herbs to see what works for you.  Case in point: I have dark circles under my eyes.  It’s not that I have an underlying physical condition or that I’m not well-rested.  I am just darker complected than the average Caucasian […]



Herbal Tip of the Month – September 2009

• Sep 3rd, 2009 • Category: health, herbs, Uncategorized

I can’t turn my television onto any channel these days without hearing about the H1N1 virus pandemic (the so-called “swine flu”). A lot of people I know are all twitterpated about this and I gotta tell you, it’s getting on my nerves. First, let’s define what a pandemic is. All that means is that people […]