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Pineapple Weed – July’s Herb of the Month

An herb that’s always a summer treat for me, pineapple weed brings to mind some very special memories, too.  One of my favorite things to do each summer was to visit my dear friend and herbal mentor Caroline Johnson and do herbal field walks on her ranch and in the forest nearby.  We’d hike the […]

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7 Reasons Why Combining Clinical Herbalism and Conventional Medicine Benefits Doctors, Patients, and the Health Care System

  Crystal Honeycutt, a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, has been practicing as a clinical herbalist and naturopath for 10 years. She also works with health care practitioners such as doctors and therapists to help integrate herbs and healthy lifestyle changes with their patients’ conventional treatments and medications.  She is on the faculty […]

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My Secret for Accomplishing the Impossible

Have you ever wished you could find that magic bullet that would help you improve your health right away or lose weight quickly?  Or maybe you wish there was a solution for reaching your financial goals immediately or making your business an overnight success?  If you have, you’re definitely not alone!  We’ve all been there. […]

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This Herb Known as the “Sugar Destroyer” Can Help You Kick the Sugar Habit

Few things can sabotage our health more than sugar consumption.  Diabetes is now the 9th leading cause of death, with one in eleven adults having it, and in the last thirty years, diabetes has quadrupled worldwide (4).   I believe that if you can do only one thing to improve your health, the most effective place […]

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30 Flower Essences That Can Help You Lose Weight

I really found this to be true for myself when I was trying to lose weight and get healthy – that sometimes the emotional issues that are at the root of our weight, or our perception of our weight, can really be obstacles.  This is where the mind-body health benefits of flower essences, which are […]

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April’s Featured Herb of the Month – Dandelion

Spring is the time for new beginnings, so this is a good time to start a new tradition at Spirit of the Bear.  Beginning today, I’m going to have a featured herb of the month each month. So spring is finally here, Yay!!!  And, although you would have hardly known that from the blanket of […]

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Pumpkin Spice Everything!

There are no limits to what can become “Pumpkin Spiced” this year!  Whether you are a fan of pumpkin spice everything or not, you can’t help but see all the “Pumpkin Spice” themed items available – toothpaste, gum, beer, sparkling water, hamburgers, chips, salsa, pasta sauce, marshmallows, Oreos, Twinkies, Peeps, cat litter (no kidding), and […]

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5 Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Reflexologist

(Reprinted by permission from the American Reflexology Certification Board, Reflexology Digest, June 2016) Mistake #1 – Assuming All “Reflexology” Is the Same Not everything that claims to be reflexology today actually IS reflexology. Currently only 4 states (New Hampshire, North Dakota, Tennessee and Washington) have their own law for reflexologists, so in many areas just […]

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Empower Your Immunity – Reduce Stress

Have you missed work frequently due to the flu or a cold?  If so, it could be that stress is the culprit and not that coworker who won’t stay home when he’s sick. You may think that these illnesses are simply the result of coming in contact with bacteria or viruses, but actually, that might […]

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