Philosophy of Ayruveda

Ayruveda is a traditional medicine system from India. Its focus is on the tridosha theory, that all individuals fall in to one of three categories or a combination of the categories. These three are vata, pitta, and kapha. Each of these categories has a tendency towards certain actions, disease states, and body types. When your…

Testing Transit Time

Do you know your transit time? No, it is not the time that it takes for you to get to work in the morning. Your transit time is the time it takes for your food to pass through your entire digestive system. Why is this important to know? Knowing your own transit time is helpful…

The Sting of Nettles

Nettles are a wonderful herb that like to fight against us harvesting them. They sting! Only recently have I lived in an area where there are stinging nettles that I can harvest fresh and use them with out worry of pesticides. That means I have to watch out for the sting! I have been spending a…

Korean Plant Walk

The past few weeks I have been traveling around Asia visting South Korea and I am currently wrapping up my trip in Cambodia. I wanted to share some of the wonderful photographs I took of medicinal plants that we all know and love. Know that many of the herbs we use in Western Herbal Medicine…

Traditional Chinese Medicine

The many branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, include therapies of herbal medicine, acupuncture, cupping, and many other techniques including body therapies. All of these therapies all branch from the same philosophical system, commonly called the five elements system. The five elements system is based in a simple philosophy that you have probably heard of,…

Healing Powers Hidden in Your Kitchen

The last two weeks of August we will be presenting our fabulous free class to you all live online and I wanted to give you all a bit of a teaser. Be sure to register today before you forget and check out our other classes that are scheduled for this fall already. All the classes…

Herbal Philosophy 101

Herbal medicine is from everywhere. As long as there have been people and plants, people have been using the plants for their health and well being. Early humans observed the animals and cycles of nature around them to learn what they could use as food and medicine. These observations were organized into different patterns by…