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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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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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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 each of these. As a child, the choices for your acute care were based on your parents’ understanding of health,…

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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 series with Megan is geared particularly to moms. Each 20-30 minute episode covers a common acute issue and how to…

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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 Medicine arrived. If you are looking for an opportunity to study with me directly, here is your personal invitation! (Register…

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What Gemmotherapy Can Do for Emotional Immunity

No doubt you are familiar with your physical immunity, but what about your emotional immunity? A sister of physical immunity, your emotional immunity also acts as a filter between you and the outside world. While your physical immunity is filtering tangible substances, your emotional immunity processes your day-to-day experiences. Both immune systems have a 24/7…

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What Gemmotherapy Can Do for Kidney Stones

If you have passed a kidney stone, you know two things. It’s incredibly painful. You’d rather not have that experience again. The problem is, if you created one kidney stone, it is highly likely there are more to follow — unless you correct the underlying problem. Let me begin by sharing that you don’t have…

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What Gemmotherapy Can Do for Menstrual Symptoms

What you have come to believe is normal during monthly menses may not be natural or necessary. After years working with women to address symptoms like painful cramping, lower back pain, leg discomfort, heavy flow, clotting, spotting and short or long cycles, it turns out these can all be resolved. This prompted my post a…

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What Gemmotherapy Can Do For Dental Symptoms

Dental symptoms were not on my list when compiling the topics for this series – that is – until I was faced with a series of my own dental woes. It was hardly my first experience using Gemmos in this way, but it was the first time that it registered that these protocols would be…

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