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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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October 26, 2015

Melatonin is derived from L-tryptophan and serotonin released into circulation immediately upon synthesis. It is so important to have a darkened bedroom, light inhibits melatonin production. Being human we are meant to walk and exercise in daylight, let the light in, and sleep in the very dark, be in deep rest, allowing the secretion of […]

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Sweating is Healthy

June 10, 2014

If you don’t sweat , your lymphatic system is shut down. Hot Yarrow tea, Calendula, or Cleavers prior to exercise. Please don’t use antiperspirants as they contain aluminum salts which may cause cancer.

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Prickly Ash

January 20, 2014

Prickly Ash is on my mind. It has come up, or should I say bulged off, three times in 2 days. Why? Twice for stimulating gums in a mouth wash; better circulation to the tissues in combination with our friend Calendula and White Oak bark. Twice for peripheral stimulation, as my Mother would say,”Down there.” […]

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