Two fantastic immune products for different uses! This chart teaches your more about Immune Tonic and Immune Zoom.
Many of us are very lucky: we feel safe in our homes, have access to a reliable food supply (in some cases even delicious, locally-produced fare), and can count on friends and family to provide support and companionship.
Like many of us, the visionaries at the heart of Ancestral Apothecary School have had a turbulent year. It is no small feat for herbalists, trained through deep, physical connection with the natural world, to move into the virtual domain of online classes:
to continue their work, the teachers had to retool their curriculum, build a new teaching platform, and spend long hours in front of glowing screens...
Ayurveda, the “science of life” and traditional healing system of the Indian subcontinent, is perhaps the oldest formal medical system on the planet...
Enjoy these two soothing digestive recipes made with Urban Moonshine Bitters this season. Your guests will leave your home well nourished, and comfortable after the holiday feast!
Have you ever had a craving for something and stopped to think about why you might be craving it? In holistic medicine, our cravings are viewed as signals for a deeper need that our body has; nourishment, energy, grounding, etc.
We have arrived in November, a true in-between time. The colorful leaves have fallen, the garden has been put to rest, and we are awaiting the first snowfall to make the landscape beautiful once again. We've gotten through an election, and we are still living through the stressful times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sometimes I think the Magic that comes with this particular time of year, late October, is the coziness of the nights spent by the fireplace, warm meals, and loved ones to snuggle up with. Moments like these call for celebration and gratitude, good wine, herbal tea, and the sweets that we let ourselves indulge in--guilt-free.
You can notice the change from the humid, vegetal smells of summer mornings to the crisp richness of autumn, at least here in Vermont. The dawn is much later too: now we step outside as the last stars fade, and the air has a trace of wood smoke from the first fires of the season.
You may have heard about the gut-brain connection and that the health of our bellies has an impact on our moods, but what about the gut's role in the health of our immune system?
August is all about slowing down to be present and savor the fleeting summer. Produce is at its peak, and the garden has become a bit wilder as we tend to weed less to try and keep up with the never-ending supply of vegetables. We’ve been busy preserving food, processing herbs, and indulging in outdoor meals.
If you live close by the sea, consider yourself lucky. Even if it’s a few hours away, a visit to the coast is worth it: facing the waves and the horizon line, you can feel enveloped by water, lost for a while, ready to embark on journeys far away. This flowing, primal element--undeniable in its vast presence--can bring a sense of peaceful smallness.