The Importance of Moistening Remedies

From a constitutional perspective, it appears that most herbal medicines have a drying effect upon the tissues. Whether it’s from increasing urination, exocrine gland secretions, sweating…. there are many ways that herbs lead to fluids leaving the body and this ultimately has a net drying effect. Thus, knowing your moistening materia medica is critical for…

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The Allopathic Herbalism Trap

    Vitalism is an ancient principle found in the western traditions that recognizes the life principle within plants and people. This vital principle is what gives everything life, and while the biochemical attributes of an organism are important, it is not all there is. When we use an herbal medicine, we are using the…

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SALE to support Standing Rock

You’re needed more than ever right now. There isn’t time anymore for you to doubt yourself, to waiver in what you believe in or to put off doing something courageous until tomorrow. There comes a moment in each of our lives where we’ve just got to stand up and step into our power to take…

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The Herbalism Movement

The other day I was working on my first natural building project. Rather than using fiberglass insulation and drywall to build our new bathroom out on the land, I decided to a less conventional approach and use a natural building technique called “light straw.” This involves using a mix of straw, clay and water that…

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Alchemical Herb Profile: Elderberry (Sambucus cerulea)

While we were out harvesting Elderberries on our land this summer, we wanted to share some info about the medicinal virtues of this invaluable herb with you! Now that the winter is rolling in, this is the perfect time to be pulling out the Elderberry for immune support, so check out this short video to…

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2015 Renaissance Medicine Conference

Early this May I did a few classes at the Renaissance Medicine Conference in Portland Oregon that I thought I’d share with you. This is an incredible conference that focuses on the bridging of herbalism, alchemy and medical astrology- all of which were standard physician practice in the Renaissance Era. This year’s conference had world…

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