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Wortcunning Wednesday

🌿 Wortcunning Wednesday 🌿 This weeks Tarot Card pull is “Knight of Swords.”✨A Battle ⚔️ 🌿 If this card speaks to you. I have found that when the Knight of Swords shows up in a reading, he is often heralding a battle that must be fought so that a resolution to a problem may be found. He is a Charming Knight in Shining armor too in the classical sense, and often rides into your life for a short period of time-only to ride off again. However, his charm is infectious and he brings with him the energy and resolve to meet your challenge with the courage of a Knight. On the flip side-a reversed Knight of Swords may reveal the...

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The Herbal Ally Way-Let’s Talk Antioxidants-Pt 2-How to get more Antioxidants into your Daily routine.

   It is no secret that antioxidants help keep the body healthy. It’s believed the antioxidants in food can help prevent cancer, reverse or slow aging, enhance your immune system, increase your energy and improve heart and organ health.    Antioxidants also offer protection from a range of other ailments, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.    Antioxidants are substances that either prevent or repair the damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS). The words "antioxidant" and "oxidant" were first used in 1928 by Walter Reichert and Fritz Paneth who, when measuring oxidation of fats in the body, found that fats could be made to withstand oxidation better if they had been  heated first....

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The Herbal Ally Way-Let’s talk antioxidants.

According to medical professionals, antioxidants are one of the best supplements to help the body combat the damaging effects of free radicals. The antioxidant content in most fresh fruit and vegetables varies, but rainforest fruits are often more beneficial than those from other regions. For example, acai berries are loaded with antioxidants, which makes them appropriate for use as a superfood. A prefix like 'anti' is used in opposition to something, or in a way that helps to correct it. Chemicals called antioxidants work against oxidants that damage cells.  It is believed that oxidants play an important role in numerous bodily processes, and  that this is why they are found in the body. As a result of billions of biochemical reactions...

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Wortcunning Wednesday for October 21st, 2020

🌿 Wortcunning Wednesday 🌿 This weeks Plant Oracle Card is “Plantain.”Plantain (Plantago sp.)✨Resiliency ✨Calm✨Assertiveness 🔆 The leaves of a very common herb now found growing wherever people are all over the world. The American Indians called Plantain ‘white man’s footsteps’ because it followed them as they spread over the continent. The Plantain plant is low-growing, long lived (perennial) and has distinctly broad, well-ribbed oval leaves that can reach up to 5 inches in length. 🌈 The "waybread" mentioned in the Nine herbs charm of Wodin or Odin is believed to be plantago.Some American Indian tribes used the abundant plant as a remedy for the bite of the rattlesnake, and called it "snakeweed" after this use.The Shoshoni Indians heated the leaves...

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Fear of Making Herbal Mistakes. What's Holding you Back?

   Have you ever been afraid of helping your family with herbal preparations out of fear of making a mistake?  I know without a doubt that those of you reading this blog are kind and empathetic people.  You care about others and those you strive to help with herbal and other natural modalities.  So naturally, one of your greatest fears is..."What if it does't work and what if they get worse?"  What if the herbal preparation we give them causes an adverse reaction, increases symptoms or just plain doesn't help them feel better or get back to wellness?  What do we do then?     I remember a time years ago when as a budding herbalist I jumped on every band-wagon. ...

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