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The Five Realms Model

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Start the Series Here – The Five Realms: A Practical Philosophy of Herbal Medicine

In this introductory exploration of my philosophy of herbal medicine, I introduce the Five Realms model – a holistic framework for understanding the complex, multidimensional nature of health and healing. This model recognizes that the human experience of well-being and illness is shaped by the dynamic interplay of biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors….

The Dance of the Realms

The Dance of the Realms

To read this post in OpenDyslexic font, click here. Listen to this blog post via Thomas’ AI voice clone! While it’s Thomas’ voice, the cadence and enunciation...

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The Realm of Experience 

The Realm of Experience 

To read this post in OpenDyslexic font, click here. Listen to this blog post via Thomas’ AI voice clone! While it’s Thomas’ voice, the cadence and enunciation...

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The Realm of Disease

The Realm of Disease

To read this post in OpenDyslexic font, click here. Listen to this blog post via Thomas’ AI voice clone! While it’s Thomas’ voice, the cadence and enunciation...

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The Realm of Health

The Realm of Health

To read this post in OpenDyslexic font, click here. Listen to this blog post via Thomas’ AI voice clone! While it’s Thomas’ voice, the cadence and enunciation...

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Building a Winter Wellness Kit

Building a Winter Wellness Kit

By Mel Kasting, RH (AHG) and the ESHM team Happy Holidays Herbies! Tis’ the season to share delicious food at gatherings with our loved ones. This time of...

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AI Hallucinations

AI Hallucinations

The Art of AI Deception: Understanding the Subtlety of Language Models Have you ever found yourself captivated by the seemingly human-like responses of AI...

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Plant Series: Blue Vervain

Plant Series: Blue Vervain

Plant Series: Blue Vervain Welcome to our new newsletter series, where we’ll focus on the plants themselves - materia medica, formulation, preparation making,...

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Let’s Talk About AI Concerns

Let’s Talk About AI Concerns

I’m thankful for the wonderful responses to my first installment on artificial intelligence. It warms my heart to know that you found the information valuable...

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The Snake Diet

The Snake Diet

Dearest All who are embarking on the newest diet fad, where you fast for 48 hours, and then eat as much high fat keto foods as you can, and then fast again, I...

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Cleavers Monograph

Cleavers Monograph

CLEAVERS: Spring Drink By Geraldine Lavin Genus & Species: Galium aparine Family: Rubiaceae Common Names: Cleavers, Bedstraw, Grip Grass Tissue State:...

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Wood Betony Monograph

Wood Betony Monograph

By Aidan Blank This darling plant has kept me intrigued since I was first introduced to it growing in my teacher’s herb garden a decade ago. It was sometime...

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Fleabane Monograph

Fleabane Monograph

By Karen Bond Genus and Species: Erigeron canadensis Family: Aster (Asteraceae) Common Name: Horseweed, Eastern Daisy Fleabane, Canadian fleabane, Fleabane...

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Ragweed Monograph

Ragweed Monograph

Genus species:  Artemisia artemisiifolia Family:  Asteraceae Common names:   A artemisiifolia:  Common ragweed, bastard wormwood, hogweed, Roman wormwood,...

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Lavender Monograph

Lavender Monograph

Lavender By Hayden Stebbins   Genus and Species: Lavandula spp. (latifolia, angustifolia, stoechas, intermedia) Family: Lamiaceae Common Names: Lavender,...

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Elecampane Monograph

Elecampane Monograph

Elecampane: reclaiming your breath Latin: Inula helenium Family: Asteraceae or Compositae Folk names: elfdock or elf-doc (Danish), elfwort, scabwort,...

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Motherwort

Motherwort

Heather Sage has always been drawn to the microcosm, with an unquenchable curiosity and affection for the insect, plant and fungi kin who - if not actively...

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TIGER CANE

TIGER CANE

Dave Jeffries is a chef, wildcrafter, and student of the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine.  He also does a garden work-study here at Wellspring Mountain...

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Comfrey and Liver Damage

Comfrey and Liver Damage

  There are a number of cases of liver damage from taking Comfrey. This isn't a theoretical issue.  Some people died. Some people had liver failure. Can...

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