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Herbal Relief from Seasonal Allergies

By Katja Swift / 4 April, 2011

No matter what part of the country you’re in, it’s safe to say, spring has sprung! Although up here in the Northeast, we still have snow on the ground in shady areas, before long, thoughts will turn to stocking up on Kleenex. But there’s a lot you can do to prevent and relieve seasonal allergies!…

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Seaweed as Food and Medicine

By Katja Swift / 31 March, 2011

In the summer of 2010, I went out to harvest kelp with Larch Hanson, who has been harvesting seaweed for the last 40 and more years up in WayNorth Maine, along with his son Jay and his apprentice, Micah Woodcock. We source all of our seaweed from Micah – AtlanticHoldfast.com

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Save the Whales, See an Herbalist!

By Katja Swift / 1 March, 2011

When my daughter was three, she didn’t watch much media. She had two videos she enjoyed—Singing in the Rain, and Riverdance. One day she asked if there were more. We went to the local video store (a tiny little place on Main Street in the central Vermont village where we lived at the time), and…

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