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  • Creating Natural Immunity January 16, 2022
    How do we “catch” a cold or the flu? The permeation of foreign invaders occurs in the connective tissue surrounding the body cells (known as the reticuloendothelial system, or RES). The body produces a substance, hyaluronic acid, which is responsible for maintaining the integrity of these tissues. If they lose their integrity, pathogens can easily […]
  • Holiday Herbal Punch December 4, 2021
    Holiday Herbal Punch We have used this recipe for our kid’s birthdays for years. We catered a wedding with is once . Everyone wanted to know what was in it. Ingredients: 1 Quart Children’s herbal Punch 2 Quarts Carbonated Water 1 Quart fruit juice of your choice 1 Quart Ice Cream, Sherbet or Frozen Yogurt […]
  • Psychedelic Shamanism November 23, 2021
    Peruvian Torch – Trichocereus peruvianus In the past, psychedelic/entheogenic substances were publicly known world wide and were respected for their ability to bring forth the divine, Yahweh, God, The Great Spirit, etc., by the many cultures who used them. The indigenous people of San Diego had a relationship with the Datura which they call  toloache. […]
  • Benefits of Astragalus Root October 31, 2021
    Astragalus, also known as huáng qí or milkvetch, is most commonly known for its use in traditional Chinese medicine to strengthen the Wei Ch’i or “defensive energy” otherwise known as immunity. It has recently become popular with western herbalists and alternative health care providers. Although there are over 2,000 species of astragalus, only two are […]
  • Respect Your Elders October 9, 2021
    As a professional drummer I had experienced some plant medicines. But it wasn’t until 1978 when I got together with my life partner, Jane Richmond, that I started learning about and using herbal medicine for my health and well being. In 1984 I was able to further my study of herbal medicine with Rosemary Gladstar, […]
  • The Spirit of Plants | How Grounded, In Harmony Plant Beings Influence us on Nature Walks October 3, 2021
    Video Transcript: Jane Richmond: Walk in the trees. You’re going to get healing. Like we’re sitting under this beautiful pine tree right now and pine trees definitely give you a feeling and energy of peace.  And they also help you deal with guilt. So just being in pine trees can relieve so much trauma that […]
  • Wonder Oil August 20, 2021
    Wonder Oil Jim, the first student on whom I demonstrated a castor pack, had been a raging alcoholic and had fairly serious cirrhosis of the liver, a slowly progressing disease in which healthy liver tissue is replaced with scar tissue. I instructed the students to palpate their own livers by gently probing under the right […]
  • Herbal Therapeutics In Perspective July 12, 2021
    Plants Have Been Adapting And Evolving On This World For Several Billion Years They’ve figured out how to live on sunlight and to use its energy to synthesize the primary compounds necessary for their metabolic functioning. You’d think they would have their act together by now. Yet our scientists tell us that plants also synthesize […]
  • Full-Spectrum CBD November 24, 2020
    I have been practicing herbal medicine since 1979 and teaching it since 1985. That year I tore my Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) playing basketball. I went to an MD friend who was a practicing herbalist who recommended treating it with a hot herbal compress, rather than surgery, the traditional approach in allopathic medicine. Long story […]
  • I Can Breathe August 1, 2020
    I Can Breathe I formulated a respiratory tea when I had a serious case of the influenza virus many years ago and was having difficulty breathing. It contained these parts by weight: 4 parts Mullein leaves 4 parts Coltsfoot leaves 3 parts Peppermint leaves 2 parts Lobelia herb I added honey to the tea to […]