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Happy Pooping

November 24, 2015

There is a lot to be said for squatting, returning to our primal roots, squatting by a tree and delivering back to nature that which we have ingested. Alas modern day toilets are too high making bowel movements strained and uncomfortable. Squatting straightens out all your plumbing; the lower bowel creates an S curve, by […]

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Gathering Roots

November 18, 2015

As the chill of November sets in and the growing season comes to an end it’s time to think about Solomon’s seal. Solomon’s Seal is a ryzome used to bring muscles and ligaments back to balance. Muscles and ligaments that are too tight or too loose need Solomon’s Seal. This root should be gathered after […]

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Everyday Herbalism: Luca the Cat

November 12, 2015

This weekend poor Luca, now in his teen years, came in with an injury. We suspect he’s either getting a too frisky with the older lady cat down the street or he’s waging an epic battle against the backyard squirrels. Either way he ended up with an abscess on his shoulder and was limping. Much […]

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November 10, 2015

Somewhere in here is a connection to the amygdala. Our amygdala has to do hormonal secretions relating to the emotions of fear, anger, arousal and pleasure from past and present memories and motivations. On my “time line” these are the events with the greatest weight. Memory and emotions are combined in the amygdala, so trauma […]

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November 3, 2015

“Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that carries information across the synapse between one neuron and another. It is found in brain, gut, pineal gland, and blood vessels and causes blood vessels to narrow, reduces aggression, affects color pigmentation via melatonin, affects mood, emotion, sleep, appetite metabolite 5-HTP (excitotoxins also use 5-HTP receptors) and helps reduce pain.” […]

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