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Category Archives: Traditional Medicine

EPIDAURUS, THE MOTHER OF ALL HEALING SPAS

I just got back to Romania from another trip to Greece, to visit a friend there who was a fan of my website, and interested in Greek Medicine. I had always wanted to visit the Asclepion at Epidaurus, but I had always found one excuse or another for putting it off. But finally, becoming tired […]

UNTUL PAMANTULUI: THE MYSTERIOUS BUTTER OF THE EARTH

This article introduces my readers to an exotic Romanian species of wild yam, Tamus communis, called Untul Pamantului, or “Butter of the Earth”, discussing its various benefits and uses.

THOSE EXOTIC ROMANIAN VEGETABLES!

Spring has sprung, and here I am, back in Romania again.  The apartment I’m staying at happens to be right next to Piata Obor, Bucharest’s biggest and best open air food market.  Anytime I need to go food shopping, the best food and produce in Romania is only a stone’s throw away.  In the springtime, […]

DIETARY MUSINGS OVER THE HOLIDAYS

I spent a few days for Christmas with my sister in San Francisco. My sister and I have often had many heated arguments about dietary matters. Back when my mother was alive, both she and my sister would frequently go on the low carb, high protein Atkins diet in order to lose weight. The Atkins […]

PERSPECTIVES ON THE DR. OZ AFFAIR

Dr. Mehmet Oz is a name that is so trusted for health advice in our media these days.

ALCHEMICAL REFLECTIONS

Alchemy is a very misunderstood and unappreciated art.  When the word “alchemy” is mentioned, ,most people simply shrug it off as some sort of superstitious medieval hocus pocus about turning base metals like lead in to gold.  But this notion is but a prejudicial caricature of an art and a science that was very influential […]

GREEK MEDICINE AND CLIMATE CHANGE

On October 25th of this year, I saw, right here in Bucharest Romania, and extreme weather event that I never thought I would ever see.  For two days straight, we were snowed in by a huge blizzard.  My landlady here told me that she had been listening to the news, and that the blizzard came […]

HEALING WONDERS IN THE SHADOW OF THE ACROPOLIS!

I just returned from a trip to Athens Greece, in which I ran across several interesting herbs, honeys and other healing wonders.

THIS COLD SEASON, FIGHT BACK WITH BERRY POWER!

I still vividly remember what was the coldest night I ever spent in my life.  It was in a little country cabin in Romania, in a small town in the sub-Carpathian region, in the middle of January.  I was snowed in, and the temperatures got so cold that night that the gas lines froze, and […]

FOOD VS. MEDICINE – AND SO MUCH MORE!

I recently received an email in my inbox from a follower and admirer of my blog posts.  She was from the website www.bestmasterofscienceinnursing.com, and was presenting me with a link to an educational infographic entitled, Food versus Medicine.  I present you with the link to it below: http://www.bestmasterofscienceinnursing.com/food-vs-medicine/ I believe that I had received solicitations from this organization […]