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Eating with Intention

Eating with Intention

In a culture revolved around diets and cleanses, it is easy for people to become over consumed with the foods they are eating. Much time is spent worrying whether foods are good or bad, which leads down a path of unnecessary self-criticism, restricting and bingeing. When we appreciate a food choice and eat it with gratitude and non-judgment, we can begin to receive nourishment from all meals, regardless of our choices.

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Plant Poetics: An Exploration of the Sacred Poetical Nature of Herbs

Plant Poetics: An Exploration of the Sacred Poetical Nature of Herbs

Poetry evokes us to slow down to grasp the feeling, emotion, and wisdom that lies between the lines of what is written. In looking at a plant for its authentic poetry, we must strip away our labeled understanding of it and see the spirit of the plant underneath. This is the root of plant poetics.

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Fermentation

Fermentation

Fermentation is an art as old as recorded history. It seems to have found its way into all cultures in various forms, ranging from sauerkraut in Europe, to kimchi in Korea, to tapache in Mexico, not to mention fermented drinks such as beer, wine, kombucha, sake, and mead. Fermentation is a process whereby various microbes (yeast, bacteria, and in some cases mold) are introduced to foods for the sake of preserving it.

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Follow Your Gut

Follow Your Gut

What has its own customs-like border patrol, contains 70% of the entire body’s immune system, and has such a vast surface area that, if outstretched, it reaches 2.5 times taller than a brachiosaurus dinosaur? The human gut!

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Understanding Chicken Pox, Shingles, and Herpes

Understanding Chicken Pox, Shingles, and Herpes

Chicken pox, shingles, and HSV 1 & 2 are three of the nine herpesviridae that infect humans. Because these viruses are similar, there are therapeutic protocols we can refer to for all three of them.

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Eat Right as a Vegetarian or Vegan

Eat Right as a Vegetarian or Vegan

In a fast-moving world dominated by corporate agriculture and media influence everywhere you look, it is hard to know what is being fed to us and what are truly our nutritional/environmental needs. Is raising and eating animals sustainable on the world’s current scale? I will attempt to clear up these questions as best I can and to provide you with the education necessary to make your own knowledge-based decision.

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Preparing for Pregnancy and Cultivating a Healthy Womb

Preparing for Pregnancy and Cultivating a Healthy Womb

Pregnancy is a time that inspires a woman to care for herself on a much deeper level, because of the life growing inside of her. Those nine months are a very sacred time, but we often forget how crucial it is to take that same love and attention while preparing for pregnancy.

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Holistic Pet Care

Holistic Pet Care

Just like people, pets get sick too, and our dogs and cats deserve to be taken care of in the same way that we support the health of our own bodies. I don't know about you, but I like the idea of caring for my pets when and where I can.

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Herbal Home Remedies for You and Your Loved Ones

Herbal Home Remedies for You and Your Loved Ones

We all know those moments when a sick child or loved one wakes up in the middle of the night and we have no cold medicine in the house. We have all lived that panicked moment when we have no idea what to do. Fortunately, there is so much you can do without even having to leave your house. Kitchen herbs can be used for many remedies such as herbal teas, steams, and soothing baths that can make all the difference.

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Mimi Kamp and Essences of the Desert

Mimi Kamp and Essences of the Desert

A favorite set of flower essences at CSCH is Essence of the Desert, created by Mimi Kamp, a healer based in the Sonoran desert in Arizona. Her Sonoran Desert series is composed of 12 essences, which have a common theme of transformation, specifically the transcendence of the effects of abuse and trauma. Even for those who have not experienced “abuse," as such, many challenges come with living as spiritual beings in an often challenging world.

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