The world is changing at an accelerating rate. The Internet, jet travel, and satellite links have helped facilitate this change with increasing fervor.
Why go to the drug store for medicine when you can have many medicinal remedies for a wide variety of ailments growing right in your own back yard?! It's easy. It's fun. It's inexpensive. It's very rewarding. And you don't have to be a master gardener to do it!
These eastern deciduous forests were a different world from the ancient redwood groves of Northern California where I'd grown up. The first thing I noticed in the earliest days after my arrival in New England was that there were few truly old trees in the forest.
Many spiritual seekers, having explored the far reaches of the globe’s religious and spiritual offerings, are returning to the religious faiths of their youth.
Quality is essential to obtaining the desired results from using any healing remedy — herbal or otherwise. The problem with assessing the quality of herbs is that when we purchase herbs or herbal products, we do not have a good way to evaluate the relative quality of different products.
In February of 1938, Popular Mechanics ran an article about industrial hemp entitled "The New Billion Dollar Crop." This article spoke of a new machine called a decorticator that separated the woody "hurds" from the fiber, thus making the fiber readily available for use without prohibitive amounts of human labor.
I boarded a Red Cross bus on the afternoon of September 11 as part of an emergency assistance team from my medical college in Westchester County, New York, 35 miles north of where the buildings of the World Trade Center had stood a few hours before.
Sick and dehydrated I prayed to a God I had not talked to in over forty years. I was in the village of Concepcion Chiquirichapa located four hours from Guatemala City in the western highlands of Guatemala.
"As children, magical possibilities were limitless. Every new discovery — about nature, our bodies, ourselves — held the potential of giving us that tingle of magic’s presence. Then we grew up and magic faded..."
The increased risks for breast and ovarian cancer, gallbladder disease and life threatening blood clots have deterred many women from using synthetic estrogen replacement therapy (ERT).