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[VIDEO] Your Brain on Lion’s Mane

Lion’s mane is a popular medicinal mushroom with multiple health benefits. Here are a few key specifics about lion’s mane and brain function. Find out about lion’s mane from a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective. You’ll be glad you did.Check out my...

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Barberry Not Bayberry!

Barberry Not Bayberry!

Barberry, also sometimes spelled berberry, has been used in Asia, Europe, India, and the Mediterranean for over 2500 years to treat a wide variety of health issues ranging from digestive disorders, diarrhea, plague, heart issues, and liver disorders. Used externally,...

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5 Key Uses for Bitter Melon

5 Key Uses for Bitter Melon

Bitter melon is a popular Asian fruit and medicine. It is considered the most bitter of all fruits and vegetables. It is an essential component of the Okinawan diet. Okinawa is one of the earth’s “Blue zones” which are areas and cultures known for superior health and...

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[VIDEO] Using Bitter Melon to Treat Diabetes

Bitter melon, also called wild cucumber, is a popular Asian fruit and medicine. Find out how it is used to treat diabetes from a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective.Check out my Herb Health Session all about Bitter Melon (Ku Gua)​. Be Healthy!- Ann

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[VIDEO] Are Anise and Star Anise the Same Thing?

Anise (a.k.a. aniseed) is often confused with star anise. Find out why and what’s unique about these two popular culinary and medicinal herbs from a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective.Check out my Herb Health Session all about Anise / Star Anise (Hui...

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Lemon: The Power of Sour

Lemon: The Power of Sour

Lemon has traveled the world as food, medicine, scent, and other amazing uses (did you know they can charge batteries?) Best known for their soothing and cleansing scent, lemons are also famous for their tart, sour flavor, which we even describe as “lemony”. The sour...

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[VIDEO] The Legacy and Recorded History of Lemon

Lemon has a long history and interesting legacy as a scent, a food, a medicine, a cleanser, and so much more. Gain insight about using and celebrating lemon from a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective.Check out my Herb Health Session all about...

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Why Does Nettle Sting???

Why Does Nettle Sting???

Nettle is magical, edible, and medicinal, with a long history of treating allergies, especially hay fever, boosting the immune system and metabolic functions, and helping to flush the kidneys and bladder. It is native to Africa and West Asia. And despite their long...

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Hibiscus Yesterday and Today

Hibiscus Yesterday and Today

Hibiscus is native to Angola and is now cultivated throughout tropical and subtropical regions. Especially in Sudan, Egypt, Thailand, Mexico, and China. It has a long history of use in Egypt, Sudan, Iran, and North Africa for supporting respiratory function, improving...

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[VIDEO] Are Roselle and Hibiscus the Same?

Hibiscus is a lovely plant, famous for fighting colds and flu and lowering blood pressure. There are two common varieties, roselle and hibiscus. Are they the same? Find out more about hibiscus from a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective.Check out my...

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Day #13. Wind Causing You Problems?

Day #13. Wind Causing You Problems?

Wind?! Yes. Wind. And March can be windy! In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Wind is associated with Spring, the Liver, and causing ailments. It is one of the Six External Pathogenic Factors (aka Six Pernicious Influences). Wind is famous for kicking up in the...

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Day #12. Live Long and Prosper!

Day #12. Live Long and Prosper!

A great way to support True Health, herbal tonics are by definition safe and able to be taken daily. In fact, the longer you use them the stronger and healthier you become. They can be used alone or are often found in formulas to help heal a countless number of...

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Day #11. Pucker Up!

Day #11. Pucker Up!

Here’s to celebrating the sour flavor! It puckers your mouth, promotes the production of saliva (improving digestion and boosting immune system function) and in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) it is associated with the Liver System. Sour’s ability to astringe,...

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Day #10. Become Fertile (Physically or Creatively).

Day #10. Become Fertile (Physically or Creatively).

Walnut / Hu Tao Ren / Juglans regia L. / J. nigra Walnut trees are an inspiration. They are my favorite nut and an amazing tree full of healing medicine and magic. Many cultures consider walnut trees to be protectors of the spirit. Carry a walnut in your pocket and...

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Day #9. Stop and Pause.

Day #9. Stop and Pause.

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished” - Lao Tzu What more needs be said? Slow down, stop and pause, give yourself a chance to take a breath, feel re-inspired and rested. The power of inaction. May this bring a smile to your face. So you can… Enjoy a...

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