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ABC's of Natural Wellness

Posted by Monika Meulman on

ABC's of Natural Wellness

Welcome to a brand new month... September is here! Fall is just around the corner, kids are going to school, and the rest of us are winding down after an action packed summer. Each month we create a theme for that month. A theme to focus on, work on, and explore. This month, our theme is Back to School! Now.. even if you aren't in school this year, you can still take this time to learn and expand your mind. We are inviting you all to become students with us this month. Let's come together and learn to live a full and...

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Do Trees Talk?

Posted by Monika Meulman on

Do Trees Talk?
Trees Talk More Than You Do! Nature speaks amongst itself and to us. The wonderful world around us, the environment, is constantly in communication. Everything from the trees to the rocks to the sand beneath your feet as you walk on the beach, they're all talking.

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Cacao, Caffeine + Theobromine. The Benefits of Hot Chocolate!

Posted by Monika Meulman on

Cacao, Caffeine + Theobromine. The Benefits of Hot Chocolate!

Did you know that the theobromine in pure cacao is exceptionally healthy for your cardiovascular health and supports your energy levels throughout the day? Theobromine is a natural compound found in cacao. Dark chocolate bars with a high cacao content, like the delicious dark chocolate bars from Chocosol that we carry at the Healing Muse Apothecary, will have high theobromine content as well.  Even some teas have it! What is Theobromine?  “A good example of isomers is caffeine and theobromine. Both have similar effects on the body & cognition because they share the same methyl groups which binds to the adenosine receptors in the brain....

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Herbal Ice Cubes - Sangria with a Twist

Posted by Janelle Carriere on

Herbal Ice Cubes - Sangria with a Twist

Have you tried making herbal ice cubes at home yet? There are many different edible flowers and herbs you can add to your ice cube tray to give your drink a fun twist!⠀⠀ Wild Roses & Daisies look beautiful in a glass of iced tea – cubes! You can also add mint, basil, rosemary, or any of your favourite garden herbs!      As the ice thaws, it will slowly change the flavour profile of your drink, making every sip fun and exciting! If you’re using your herbal ice cubes for fresh iced tea or sangria, add fresh brewed tea...

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Science of the Unknown

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Science of the Unknown

Tackling the idea of Intuition vs. science. There’s so many different layers to what this could mean, and how it could be presented.. The Science of the Unknown or, the Science of what we do not yet know.     We’ve discovered a lot over the past hundreds of years. How can we decipher or wade through the science of the unknown? Let’s explore a few examples that we’ve encountered throughout history.   Our First Example: Hysteria First to note is Hysteria, once believed to be a medical condition, a physical ailment specific to women, that caused anxiety, depression irritability,...

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