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Gemmo Memo: Blackthorn

Blackthorn, Prunus spinosa, is a shrub native to Europe and Western Asia. Growing 6-10 feet in height, it was commonly used throughout history along with Hawthorn to border fields as a protection from animals. Its…

Gemmo Memo: Black Currant

Native to Europe and Asia, black currant shrubs grow well in damp, fertile (but not waterlogged) ground and are intolerant of drought. This moderate-size shrub develops as wide as it is tall, which is about…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Playing with Fears

I am just back from my morning swim, and I have to tell you what happened. I was presented with a writing prompt too perfect to pass over. That topic would be fear. What makes…

What Gemmotherapy can do for your Acute Symptoms

When you face a cold or flu there are a number of options to choose from that are readily available to address your symptoms. I’m sure at one time or another you have experimented with…

Introducing the Restoring Immunity Podcast

Today I am so excited to announce my latest project. With the help and inspiration of one of my new interns and Gemmo Moms, Megan Ethridge, I have created the Restoring Immunity podcast!   This first…

Everyday Lessons

From the moment we wake up in the morning to the moment we settle in at the end of the day, we are afforded so many authentic places to practice. Every experience of hardship provides…

Why I Study Gemmotherapy: Dana Campaen

by Dana Campaen A few years ago, my homeopath doctor gave me some “drops” when I had some health problems. And it worked like a miracle. I live in Cluj-Napoca, a beautiful town in Transylvania…

Where Does Gemmotherapy Fit in the World of Herbal Medicine?

It isn’t often that my schedule permits me to offer a live class in the U.S., but I cleared the weekend of Nov. 9 when an invitation to teach at AOMA Graduate School for Integrative…

Coaching Stories: Addie

by Addie Naquin I was initially interested in coaching to help my 1-year-old daughter with her eczema and food allergies. I quickly realized my own health struggles with severe abdominal pain and “ulcers” needed to…

Swimming Upstream

Every morning, between 7:30 and 8 a.m., I sit on the steps that lead into the San Marcos River, put on my fins and goggles, and head upstream. Returning downstream, I’m often asked how far…

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