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Tag: Charlotte Tenney

A Tribute to My Friend, Charlotte Tenney

| October 5, 2015 | 1 Comment
A Tribute to My Friend, Charlotte Tenney

by Violet Green Twenty years ago I moved to San Diego to be closer to my first nephew. I wanted to be a part of his life and to make one of my favorite vacation spots my home. Whenever I visited, I would be sure to roam through Balboa Park, exploring, enjoying, breathing – always […]

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People Who Inspire

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Some of you already know that one of our great writers, Charlotte Tenney, passed away. She had been ill for several months and had recently informed me that she was preparing to look for her replacement as an author. She wanted to make sure that her obligation of writing health-oriented articles for the Presidio Sentinel […]

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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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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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Yellow is for Depression

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Yellow is for Depression

  The news on health benefits of ingesting turmeric (Curcuma longa) just keeps accumulating. Using the original research that validated this root crop as an effective anti-inflammatory, many researches are building from there to test whether the anti-inflammatory properties will affect a wide range of conditions from heart disease to diabetes, from cancer to skin […]

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Courting the Trees

| May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Courting the Trees

By Charlotte Tenney, MA Integrative Health Selecting new trees for the Trees for Health Garden in Balboa Park  is somewhat like dating.  Friends make introductions in hopes of a good match; some are encountered by accident in the course of daily life; and then, (being a modern woman) there is a lot of online searching. […]

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