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Plant Spirit Medicine & Traditional Foods Made Modern

The Art of Less ~ 4 Tips to Tidyness ~ Featuring Diosa Cleaning

Let’s face it people, we are buried in stuff. It’s supposed to be your sanctuary yet you are avoiding parts of your home like it’s going to make eye contact and petulantly demand, ‘where have you been for the last 6 months?’ This is more than mildly annoying, studies show it affects our moods and…
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Detox 101- The ABC’s of Detox & Healing

The ABC’s of Detox & Healing A: Alkalize the Body & Adrenal Support B: Bowels & Gut Microbiome C: Cleanse the Liver Key factors of the ABC’s (For the most gentle detox results for sensitive individuals, approach the ABC’s in order, one-at-a-time & take YOUR time) 1. To effectively alkalize your blood you need MINERALS; eat…
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Top 10 Foods for Pregnancy

For thousands of years in traditional cultures, prior to this age of obesity, cancer and diabetes, pregnant women would feast on organ meats, seafood, eggs, herbs and high fat foods. It was common practice that for 6 months prior to conception, couples would go on a special diet of organic liver and other organ meats,…
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The Nature of Flower Essences & Homeopathic Medicine

Flower essence remedies and homeopathic medicines are incredibly similar in action.   They are non-toxic, subtle and powerful herbal dilutions that can be used safely by any human, animal or plant at any stage of life to promote balance and well-being. Like homeopathic medicine, flower essences are vibrational in nature. They are diluted forms of herbal substances that contain the specific…
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Semi-Sourdough Gingerbread Cookies

The benefits of ‘sourdough’ are plenty; it is the traditional way of making bread rise. During this slow souring process the grain becomes pre-digested, breaking down most of the gluten in spelt and wheat flours. Soaking, souring or sprouting grains will also break down phytic acid which binds with minerals; contributing to bone loss and…
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Kombucha

Making the Starter Ingredients: -1 Kombucha SCOBY -1⁄4 Cup (minimum) Kombucha starter liquid (from previous batch – FULL STRENGTH!) -1 Cup Sugar (Cane Sugar) -4 Tea Bags (4 Tablespoons loose) High Tannin Tea: black, green, red rooibos, white peony, assam, gynostemma, raspberry leaf. -12 Cups of Water (Fill vessel) Preparation: Boil water, make strong brew…
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Fermented Nut Cheeze

Cashews or almonds will work with this recipe… When I first attempted this, I asked a friend who knew a friend that sold it for a pretty penny… she told me that it is actually so easy!  Just google it. So I did. She was right, it is really easy! I love using this sour…
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Herbs & Food for Menopause

In traditional cultures menopause marks a time for celebration, for this is when a woman has completed her childbearing years and will move into a deeper level of self-discovery and spiritual awareness. She is now a wise woman.  She will be looked up to and honoured, is counselled for her advice, and her opinions are part of…
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