Posts by Lauren

Gemmo Memo: Almond, Prunus amygadalus

Known for their beautiful pale blossoms, welcoming the early days of spring, almond trees are native to the geographic region known as Iran and its surroundings. Almond trees are actually among the earliest domesticated fruit trees (3000-2000 BC), and it is in an orchard where you are most likely to encounter one.  A relatively small…

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What Gemmotherapy Can Do for Winter Blues

The days are shorter, and the skies are darker, and possibly this is not your favorite season. Perhaps if you told the truth, you’d like to skip the next months altogether. Well, one option is for you to curl up in a ball like my calico cat, Ruby (pictured below :). Or, you could try…

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Sweet Potatoes with Coconut and Macadamia Nuts

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We have all observed a steady evolution of holiday side dishes over the past decades, and sweet potatoes are no exception to the rule. For good reason, most of these evolutions have cut out the refined sugars and dairy products, increasing the use of whole, fresh vegetables. Especially if your holiday memories are of sweet…

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Coaching Stories: Frances

by Frances Lord, LPN, LMT As a massage therapist, helping others is important to me. I practice in Smyrna Beach, Florida, and I had taken Gemmotherapy classes with Lauren in the past. Recently, I chose to seek help using Gemmos for my health issues and did a coaching series with Lauren.  I had realized my…

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Lemon Kale Pesto Fingerling Potatoes

The absolute versatility of fingerling potatoes makes them a steady staple in my kitchen. Their tender, thin skin makes prep work a snap as peeling is not required. I can easily slice them up for a soup or curry, steam them with a salt crust, or roast them with complementary seasonings. When fingerlings first hit…

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Compassionate Care Retreat in Foix

How does a four-day retreat in the French Pyrenees sound? I would love nothing more than to share a few days with you this coming February. We will be guests at La Ciboulette, a tranquil inn with lovely en-suite double bedrooms, a welcoming dining room with an open fireplace and a gorgeous meditation room. We…

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Roasted Delicata Squash Salad

The months of November and December are a perfect time for sharing with others the goodness of plant-based eating. Trust me, your gorgeous veggies will always be the first to go, hands down, at every holiday gathering, whether it is at your aunt’s house or the office. So don’t be shy! Show your stuff this…

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Why I Study Gemmotherapy: Chris Wahl

by Chris Wahl I study Gemmotherapy because I’ve gotten great results from it! I’m a U.S. Air Force veteran and former Licensed Vocational Nurse who fell down the rabbit hole of natural health in 2004 after seeing the damage that conventional medicine can do when used unwisely. I decided to take responsibility for my family’s…

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Vegan Dal Makhani

Ingredients 1 cup dry whole urad dal (black lentils), debris removed and soaked in plenty of water overnight or for at least six hours 4 cups water 15 oz can kidney beans (1 1/2 cups), drained and rinsed 3 tbsp coconut oil or vegan butter 1 tsp cumin seed 1 small bay leaf 4-6 cloves…

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What Gemmotherapy Can Do for Coughs

During cold and flu season, you or someone in your family will develop an acute cough. Coughs are symptoms with a real purpose, one greater than to just be annoying. A series of actions that begin in your brain lead to your cough, whether it is to clear thick mucus, respond to an allergen or…

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