Monthly Archives: January 2011

The garden in January

Many of the herbs we use in our tinctures are grown and harvested from our own garden.  Here are a couple of images of what is growing in January. All photos taken by David Klemp. The first pipevine swallowtail butterfly … Continue reading

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Everyone knows you should exercise

This is an excerpt from the book, A Pocket Full of Posies, a collection of articles written by Martha Benedict. Everyone knows you should exercise, but did you know the enormous body of research substantiating the health claims for exercising?  … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating: The Rainbow Rule

In order to achieve diversity in your diet, a good rule of thumb is to use the Rainbow Rule and incorporate a rainbow into each meal. Continue reading

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Adaptogen Herbs

What makes adaptogen herbs so special?  Adaptogens are herbs that appear to improve the body’s own ability to adapt to environmental stressors and changing situations.  It is believed that adaptogen herbs may have a normalizing effect on the body and … Continue reading

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Building Your Immunity

In the wake of post-holiday stress and over-indulgence, it seems like a lot of people get sick.  Whether it is because we’re in the midst of winter and in many places January and February are bitter cold or people are … Continue reading

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New Store!

In addition to our other locations, you can now find us in the Whole Foods in Capitola and Santa Cruz! Pictured is Meghan Herring, Team Leader, at the Capitola Store.

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Getting Healthy: Resolutions for the New Year

The New Year carries symbolic meaning of new beginnings and fresh starts for many of us.  While different cultures celebrate a new year at different times, in each one it is a time for celebration and customs to ensure good … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy While Traveling

When traveling, whether it is for business or pleasure, it is just as important to stay healthy as when one is at home.  Being sick when you are away from your own bed might be one of the most unpleasant … Continue reading

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