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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Bitter Taste Receptors: New Insight and Applications

by Guido Masé October 13, 2017 4 Comments

Bitter Taste Receptors; New Insights and Applications

Over the last two decades we have seen interest in digestive bitters continue to grow. This is fantastic, and we’re hoping it indicates an increasing appreciation...

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How To Take Digestive Bitters

by Urban Moonshine September 15, 2017

No refrigeration is required, and we make two TSA-approved sizes. Here are a few pro suggestions for creating healthy habits: keep a digestive bitter spray in your purse at all times—that way if you are eating out, you always have a remedy for an upset tummy, gas & bloating or occasional heartburn.

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Moonshine Popsicles: Frozen Digestif Treats

by Aisling Badger August 04, 2017

What if you could soothe your sweet tooth with a popsicle treat that improved your gut, curbed your sugar cravings and gave you relief from any other digestive upset?

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