Herbal Recipes for Thanksgiving

by Aisling Badger November 19, 2019

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It's the time of year when many of the simple joys of life become the heart and center of this season; spending time with family and friends, the coziness of winter, warm fires, mugs of mulled wine, and lovingly prepared meals. 

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November Things We Love

by Aisling Badger November 14, 2019

November things we love

We have arrived to 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. It's the start of the holiday season, and we find more time to spend with family and friends, indulging in lovingly-prepared meals, and cozying up to the warm fires of the season. 

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October Things We Love

by Aisling Badger October 23, 2019

october things we love

As we settle into the fall season, welcoming in the long nights and colder temps, it's the perfect time to cozy up, welcome solitude and deep self-care. October is all about the grounding and warming rituals that we welcome in for the winter months. 

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Bitter Love

by Guido Masé April 17, 2019

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My grandfather (the American one) had many diverse interests, ranging from sports, to finance, and many in between. I fondly recall his passion for history: walking around Kansas City, he'd point out historical markers and talk to me about the Santa Fe Trail, and the lives of pioneers who set out westward to seek their fortune. While I have misgivings about that chapter in US history, I am still grateful for how my grandfather taught me to imagine the footsteps of those who walked a city street or farm field years and years ago.

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Bitters and digestive juices

by Guido Masé January 02, 2019

Bitters digestive juices

We take digestion for granted, but it's not an easy task: we consume a range of foods, at different times, under changing circumstances. Balancing all these variables, our guts distil macronutrients (proteins, fats and carbs) and process micronutrients and phytochemicals. 

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A Bitters Resolution

by Rachael Keener December 20, 2018

A Bitters Resolution

We all know what happens with grandiose New Year’s resolutions: they aren’t usually very lasting. The desire to become a happier or healthier version of ourselves inspires many of us...

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Top 6 herbs for your microbiome

by Guido Masé October 23, 2018

When I picture our microbiome, I see great herds like the zebra and wildebeest that populate the savannah: this is what the flora is, really, more than a garden. It's a series of waves of intermingling populations, and instead of the grasses of the savannah, the foundation of their food chain comes from what we eat, along with healthy layer of mucus...

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Apple Cider Vinegar Bitters: New England Practicality, European Wisdom

by Guido Masé September 27, 2018

Cider Vinegar Bitters

New England is rich in apples, and every fall, pressed and fermented into cider, he had access to endless quantities of raw, natural vinegar. Some of the classic uses...

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Detox and Metabolism: Supporting the Liver’s Crucial Role in Health

by Guido Masé September 21, 2018 5 Comments

Healthy Liver Bitters

The liver, a three-pound sponge full of blood that is lodged just around the lower right ribs, is our tireless defender. It daily throws itself in front of a barrage of chemistry...

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Herbalists In Action: Highlights From The Medicines From The Earth Conference

by Aisling Badger June 12, 2018

On a recent trip to Asheville North Carolina, Urban Moonshine herbalist, Aisling Badger attended the Medicines from the Earth Symposium. See some of the travelogue highlights of her journey...

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Guido Masé On Bitters: The Gym For Your Digestion

by Guido Masé April 18, 2018

Treat your gut with respect using bitters, spices, and prebiotic fiber

So close are we to our guts that, most of the time, we don't even know they're working. We get hungry (maybe), we eat, we eliminate...

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Which Bitters Are Best For Me?

by Aisling Badger April 13, 2018

In truth, all of our bitters contain bitter, digestive supporting herbs and will help ensure great digestive health, but depending on your tendencies or preferences, there are some that may be a better choice than others. When it comes to digestive woes, herbs are among your best allies...

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