Category Archives: Growing Health

Using your garden plants instead of commercially manufactured drugs

FLASH POINT

FLASH POINT Soaking Wet and Miserable Most women over fifty are experts on hot flashes. We all know the feeling. For no obvious reason, one lights up like a neon sign, feels like yelling, and sweats profusely. So what have … Continue reading

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Make Xmas Gifts – Morning Dew

Very few commercial creams and lotions are sufficiently acidic to protect your Acid Mantle, the delicate layer that covers your skin. This one will do the job (for pennies). MORNING DEW A Nose to Toes Acidic Lotion You will need: … Continue reading

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Make Xmas Gifts – The Power of Three

THE POWER OF THREE: Use this recipe for Lip Balm, Massage Melts or Deodorant Sticks.   You will need: Three tablespoons of grapeseed oil. Three tablespoons of sweet almond oil. Three tablespoons of sunflower oil. Three tablespoons of beeswax. Three … Continue reading

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Spring Tonic

SPRING TONIC It is truly spring in the mountains around Crescent Valley. I know this because an elk visited and ate most of my crocuses – he must have needed a spring tonic. Crocuses are not one I would recommend … Continue reading

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ANASTASIA’S GARDEN

ANASTASIA’S GARDEN   Ever since I read Vladimir Megre’s book, Anastasia of Russia, I have wanted to plant an “Anastasia garden,” following her special instructions for planting seeds and caring for the plants. Anastasia’s methods are very different from the … Continue reading

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HEART WINGS

HEART WINGS I want to remind you about your Heart Wings. Your heart is the biggest ‘generator’ of magnetism in your body, much bigger and more powerful than your brain. In fact it generates a magnetic field around you – … Continue reading

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NARAMATA WISE WOMEN’S CONFERENCE 2012

Wise Women 1 I had no idea… Being allowed to give a presentation at the Wise Woman’s Conference made me feel deeply honoured, but I hadn’t the faintest idea what to expect. Anyway, being an old teacher, I prepared my … Continue reading

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GET THAT WORM

GET THAT WORM! – SURVIVAL GARDENING Love your garden? This year it could become hugely important. Shortages of many food items loom on our horizon. Prices are going up, up, up and package sizes are going down, down, down. It’s … Continue reading

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CONSIDER THE LILIES

    What do unicorns eat? Why, lilies of course – or so James Thurber tells us in his funny, funny story, ‘The Unicorn in the Garden’. Since unicorns and lilies are both symbols of purity, James is probably right, … Continue reading

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KEFIR – A PLANT OF A DIFFERENT COLOUR

  Little Miss Muffet may have been a wuss about spiders, but she knew how to choose good healthy food. Curds and whey have been recognised as ‘good stuff’ for centuries. The people of the Caucasus called it Kefir or … Continue reading

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