At first, when I started hiking for mushrooms, I was bummed out to learn that Reishi, Chaga or Cordyceps don't grow in my area. Some of the most famous mushrooms just aren't here where I live.But then I got to know more about the mushrooms that do grow in my area and discovered: Lots of … [Read more...] about Hiking for Mushrooms
Where do I personally get my water from? It's not from the tap...even though I'm on a good quality well, not even the municipal supply.I aim for the best...and in this case, that means fresh spring water.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obk_TE5ArpU&feature=youtu.beWater that has been … [Read more...] about Where Do I Get My Water?
It is fun to learn about the amazing herbs that grow all around you. All on the roadsides near my house, and beyond them, the St. John's Wort has been in full bloom.I figured I'd bring you in on the first time wild harvesting and tincturing the St. John's … [Read more...] about Harvesting and Tincturing St. John’s Wort
Many folks avoid eating bitter foods.Why?Well, some scientists think it may be because of evolution, or maybe modern day has us used to being comfortable with fancy and "good" tasting foods, and so we may have forgotten that not everything good for us.... tastes great!Since back in the … [Read more...] about Bitter is Better: What Bitter Means in the Herb World
We’re not the only ones to use plants.I came across this recent news story. The Sun described it as:“CURE-IOUS GEORGE Orangutans may be secret medical geniuses as NEW footage reveals great apes applying their own mysterious medicine”A little over the top, right?They said that, … [Read more...] about Orangutans Use Topical Medicinal Plants
The more I’ve gotten into nutrition, the more I’ve realized the importance of having an actual connection to food.The reason there are 10,000 different diets, with a new one coming out every day, is because the civilized human species has largely lost this connection, and this leads to all kinds … [Read more...] about Crabbing, Fishing and Connection to Food
The other week I attended a seaweed foraging class that was put on through ForageSF.This required me to wake up at 2:45 in the morning to drive a few hours up the coast, but it was worth it.I’m amazed at how something that seems so difficult at first, can turn into something so easy with a … [Read more...] about Seaweed Foraging
Happiness is one of the most desired qualities of life. In fact, the majority of our population is on a constant quest to achieve it. Yet, why is it that something so simple, so natural, seems so elusive with such a difficulty to achieve. There are many factors that contribute to why numerous … [Read more...] about The Quest for Happiness
If you've read our mission, then you already know that we aim to drastically improve the life of people with herbs, but also using information we provide. Speaking of which, we simply do not have enough time to put out everything we want on our blog.For that reason, we decided to create a Top … [Read more...] about Top 50 Herbal Blogs
With a nickname like “the Miracle Tree”, it’s not difficult to imagine that moringa deserves your attention. Moringa oleifera, or simply moringa, is a tropical tree that grows plentifully in Central America, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Having been used medicinally for more … [Read more...] about The Miracle Tree: Moringa and It’s Many Health Boosting Properties!