Spring Cleansing by Christophe Bernard

It is 5 am on this cold Saturday morning of October 1983. My grandpa tiptoes into my bedroom and gently rubs my back. A whisper: « wake up kiddo, it’s time ». I groan and moan and whine, trying to shake-off that pre-teenage torpor. I get dressed

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Healthy Spring

For those of us in the South, the weather is finally starting to warm up after one of our coldest winters in years. Wherever you are in the country, your body is getting ready for summer already, and there is a lot you can do to stay healthy and

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Working with the Flu

This has been a rough year for the flu. And although prevention is key (see my last blog article) sometimes we just get sick. Herbalists usually begin treating people with gentle remedies first but what’s going around now is so strong that I recommend starting with some

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Spring Allergies

It is May Day today, and spring has sprung. These late cold springs bring about the sudden fast rise in spring plants – they just seem to spring up out of the ground! My garden has gone from small starts to harvestable kale, arugula and pak choi

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Winter Wellness

Tis the season…. for the flu! This holiday season there has been a lot of viral infections going around and a particularly nasty one is going around the Asheville area. That leads me to talk about two things – prevention and treatment. There’s a lot to say

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