Functions of the Liver

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Today we’re going to talk functions of the liver. But that sounds a little too boring, and too formal. I’d much rather call this “Meet Your Liver”. Today, I want to introduce you to an organ that is vastly overlooked, and underappreciated. I’ve been wanting to write a series on the liver for like 2…

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Goldenrod Herb

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Goldenrod herb is a new project for us this year. It’s an herb that grows prolifically here, but we’re just now getting to know this gorgeous plant. And after reading about all that it does, I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to play with it. Today, we’ll talk about the myth of goldenrod…

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Rooibos Chai Tea

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Roobios chia tea is a lifesaver.  I love coffee with real cream, even though I didn’t indulge daily.  So it really stunk big time when I discovered that I needed to cut out caffeine.  I was never a huge fan of herbal teas, but on recommendation of friends, I’ve discovered a few really delicious teas…

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Digestive Bitters: Better than Probiotics!

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Digestive bitters were on the top of my “mad scientist” list this year…I had SUCH fun tinkering in the kitchen with my bitter herbs!  If you’re wondering why I would even be interested in using things that taste nasty and bitter, I’ve got some COOL stories and info for you.Got tummy issues? Potty issues?  Rumbly…

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Elderberry Recipes

Elderberry Recipes

I wanted to share my elderberry recipes, after the last post where we explored this awesome herb, and the many uses of elderberry (click here to see that post.)  These are the recipes I used to make my cold and flu busting syrup this year.  It’s a crock-pot recipe, so if  you can make chili in…

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Elderberry Herb, My New BFF

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Meet elderberry.  At first glance, this may not seem to be a highly attractive pick for a best friend forever.  I mean, the berries really don’t even taste all that fantastic…sort of bland.  But I’m now totally committed to this little berry.  We have a date to make elderberry syrup every fall, from now until…

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