Tinospora is not a household name. In fact, even if you’re an herbalist, you may not have ever heard of tinospora.
But I read widely in the medical, scientific, and botanical literature, and I’ve been very impressed by what I’ve learned about the healing properties of tinospora.
What Is Tinospora?
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This is what you should know before you buy.
By Donnie Yance
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” – Jon Muir
Continue reading “Do you Know What’s in Your Vitamin Supplements?”
When someone buys a bottle of supplements, they assume they’re getting an extracted, concentrated version of whatever vitamin or mineral they would find in food.
Have you heard some buzz about oxalates in spinach and other leafy vegetables? A theory that’s been gaining popularity among those interested in nutrition is that we should avoid greens, especially spinach, because they are high in oxalates. After all, oxalates can cause kidney stones or gallbladder problems and may interfere with calcium absorption.
Continue reading “Are Oxalates in Spinach Bad for You? Let’s see”
So, one of the latest and greatest trendy dietary recommendations is to STOP eating foods high in oxalates, especially for people with oxalate sensitivity. As a result, spinach, kale, and many green oxalate-containing foods have become public enemy number one! Should you take heed? Is it time to eliminate leafy greens from your healthy diet because of the oxalates in spinach? The short answer to this question is a resounding “NO!”. But, let’s check out why.
What’s the difference between organic herbs and wild herbs?
Organic herbs are organically grown based on the regulations and certification requirements of the country where they are cultivated.
Some countries, like the United States and Europe, have strict requirements for herbs and other foods to be organic.
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Talking About “Love in Action” In Celebration of Earth Day
Plants can teach about love? How’s that? Anyone who is not an herbalist, botanist, gardener, or houseplant addict might find that to be a very strange assertion.
But plants can teach about love. Which is what I want to talk to you about today.
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Reflections for Easter, Passover, and Spring
By Donnie Yance
Just before Christmas, I lost my youngest sister Gi Gi, to a sudden accident. She was in a coma for several weeks prior to her transition. As my sister hovered between life and death, I found myself in a deep state of grief and reflection. A reflection on birth, life, death, and the embracing of the great mystery. I choose to call the great mystery Love, or, better stated, Agape Love.
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