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A Research Herbalist in Little Italy

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
A Research Herbalist in Little Italy

Most herbalists that I meet are of the clinical variety; they give health consultations to clients and prescribe herbal supplements to improve overall body function based on symptoms and history. Some, like me, are health educators who promote self-management by providing guidelines and information. Others are manufacturers who like to process raw materials into products. […]

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Horticultural Heritage

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Horticultural Heritage

You can tell that spring is happening this month by the sheer number of garden events around town. It is hard for a plant enthusiast to choose what goes on the calendar when there is so much going on. This phenomenon is due in large part to Kate Sessions and her setting the tone for […]

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Herbal Merger Results in a Series of Talks

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

A series of informational presentations open to the public has been a result of the merger of the San Diego Herb Club and the San Diego Chapter of the American Herbalist Guild. Part of the reorganization for the structure of the meetings, was to set up a series of presentations by local professional herbalists, including […]

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Middle Eastern Medicinal Spice and Garden Annual

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Middle Eastern Medicinal Spice and Garden Annual

There was a time when spices were all valued for both their culinary flavors and their health promoting properties. They were the “state of the art” medicine used by doctors as well as for home remedies. One very important spice from the Middle East has been in successful use for over 5000 years of recorded […]

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Ebola and Immunity

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have been getting weary of the fear-monger hype about the Ebola virus. Remember that it is, in fact, a virus. Those most susceptible to it are those with compromised immune systems; those most likely to recover are those with robust immune response. So, Ebola is a reminder to us to support our own immune […]

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Ebola and Immunity

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have been getting weary of the fear-monger hype about the Ebola virus. Remember that it is, in fact, a virus. Those most susceptible to it are those with compromised immune systems; those most likely to recover are those with robust immune response. So, Ebola is a reminder to us to support our own immune […]

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Garden of the Spirit

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Garden of the Spirit

. Tag! I am it. The volunteers at the Trees for Health Arboretum in Balboa Park have asked for a volunteer’s manual. As the volunteer who has been there the longest, twenty years, I am the default author to get it done. As I start roughing out an outline of topics, I find that most […]

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Stone Season Has Arrived

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stone Season Has Arrived

by Charlotte Tenney MA Integrative Health Our bodies give us lots of warning signals that allow us to make lifestyle adjustments to stay in physical and mental balance. Crystallized minerals in the urine, also known as kidney stones, are one of those signals. The symptoms can be subtle, such as persistent low-grade pain in the […]

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When Herbalists Retire

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
When Herbalists Retire

  What possibly could have inspired Danielle Cook to volunteer as the event coordinator for the “Healing Waters & Arts Festival” that is taking place in Jacumba Hot Springs this month? It has been a more than a yearlong labor of love, not to mention inspiration, cooperation, frustration and jubilation. She has been the driving […]

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I’m Ready, Coach.

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
I’m Ready, Coach.

  Lots of recent health research has centered on the psycho-social aspects of what predicts our well-being. One study found that a person’s weight is often predicted by their social network; slim folks hang out with others who are trim and heftier people gravitate toward friends of similar girth. Other research shows the importance of […]

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