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Meet Mugwort: The Womens’ Healing Plant

In Alternative Medicine by Olivia AmitranoLeave a Comment

MEET MUGWORT. An ancient herb regarded as a protector of WOMEN + TRAVELERS, renowned for its high value in treating feminine disorders (think menstrual cramps!) & prized as a strong warming tonic that stimulates the circulation of qi and blood. You may have heard about mugwort’s capacity to yield lucid or vivid dreams, which was highly valued in traditional cultures. …

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Soursop (Guanabana) – A Cancer Killing Fruit?

In Alternative Medicine by Olivia AmitranoLeave a Comment

Guanabana (aka Soursop) showed up at my local smoothie stand today! I have a #storytime for you about this fruit before we go into the facts. Exactly 2 years ago tomorrow (funny how things come back into your life), I met a man who sold manufacturing equipment to pharmaceutical companies. We were looking to buy a capsule machine for our …

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Study Finds Turmeric Extract Superior to Prozac for Depression

In Alternative Medicine, Health by Olivia AmitranoLeave a Comment

A study published in the journal “Phytotherapy Research” has confirmed for the first time in a randomized, controlled clinical setting that curcumin (the primary polyphenol in turmeric) is both safe and effective in treating serious states of depression (Sanmukhani et al., 2013). The research was performed at the Department of Pharmacology within the Government Medical College in India and involved …

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Botanical Explorers: The Fruitful Forest (Full Movie)

In Environment by Carlos Espinal, INHCLeave a Comment

We are so more than excited to be able to share this wonderful documentary from filmaker and fellow permaculturist Anthony Rodriguez. The Fruitful Forest follows Joseph Simcox and friends as they explore the Amazon Jungle for exotic and rare species of edible plants. Be sure to check back for more videos from this incredible filmaker documenting the wonders of nature. …

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The Secrets to Immunity and How to Detox Each System

In Health, Nutrition by Jessica Peatross, MD2 Comments

Our bodies are not made imperfectly. Environmental toxins exposed to us in utero & throughout our lives can alter our genes, leading to physical disorders. Sugar, refined carbs & food like products, pesticides, heavy metals, parasites, viruses, bacteria, stress, spiritual shallowness, hormone disrupters, and masking your own personal truth all lead to genetic derangements. Mind, body and spirit are one. …