The Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

Pesticides have become a widely used product in our food system. Worldwide, we use about 6 billion pounds of pesticide per year. The average person is exposed to some level daily from the food and water they consume. In the past few years, more information has come to light about the potential dangers of these chemical products. In 2015, the WHO announced that glyphosate (the main ingredient in the pesticide RoundUp), is "probably carcinogenic to humans." If you are concerned about your exposure to pesticides, there are some fruits and vegetables that have higher pesticide residue than others. These have been nicknamed the "Dirty Dozen." You can download our "Dirty Dozen" list here: VHP_Dirty_Dozen.pdf Organic produce can be more expensive, but luckily there are also some fruits and vegetables with very low pesticide residue that are safe to purchase non-organic. These have been nicknamed the "Clean Fifteen." You...

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Nutrition Guidelines Part 1: Diets

Interest in learning more about optimal diets and nutrition has steadily been increasing over the past few decades. Although there are lots of opinions available, it can be difficult to discern what works best for you and your body. Join me, Heather Neely-Billings, Holistic Nutritionist, as I take a closer look at the current trends to empower you to make the best choices for yourself and your family. Some of the topics covered in part 1 include: - What is a diet? - Is there a human diet? - Exploring some popular health diets of today: Mediterranean, Paleo, Vegetarian & Vegan Download a FREE .pdf copy by clicking the file name below! hnn_Nutrition_Guideline_part1 Coming Up Next in Part Two: I'll be diving into Therapeutic Diets, including the currently popular Ketogenic diet. I'll also discuss how food can help with common conditions like Type II Diabetes, Hormonal imbalances,...

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How to Use Herbs in Your Spice Cabinet as Medicine

Naturopath Dr. Erica Grenci ND, discusses using herbs from your spice cabinet medicinally with John Redden RH. https://youtu.be/asDDz9RoHpQ  

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Juicing fresh Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

John Redden RH, demonstrating how to juice Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), from the 2017 summer garden course class. https://youtu.be/QatQQBzfxcw  

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Red Clover (Trilfolium pratense)

John Redden discusses Red Clover (Trilfolium pratense) at the 2014 Heartwood Gathering. https://youtu.be/W550t37PZaA  

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Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

A quick clip about Chicory (Cichorium intybus) from the 2014 Heartwood Gathering herb walk, led by John Redden RH. https://youtu.be/EBSLo36NdLA  

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Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

From the 2014 Heartwood Gathering, John discusses Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides), and how it is used in women's health. https://youtu.be/uWS4kN-VJK8    

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Elecampane (Inula helenium)

Discussing Elecampane (Inula helenium) with John Redden at the 2014 Heartwood Gathering. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5A9G7r42J0

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Tinder Fungus (Fomes fomentarius)

John discusses how to use Tinder Fungus (Fomes fomentarius), at the 2014 Heartwood Gathering. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGYhXCdxg9Y  

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Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

John Redden RH, discusses Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) and the use of Escharotic Salves, at the 2014 Heartwood Gathering. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EKTElNqeKo  

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