Welcome to Our Healing Roots, a blog exploring natural medicine that returns us to the roots of health and wellbeing. Our Healing Roots, LLC, is a private natural healthcare practice and experiential learning center that advocates the safe use of integrated, natural medicine. Many healing ways have gone by the wayside with the advent of conventional medicine. While it is important to receive professional medical advice for serious conditions, there are many things we can do at home to prevent disease and maintain our health. The Latin word for doctor is docere, which means to be a teacher. Our Healing Roots wholehearted embraces the importance of teaching in healthcare, so that people feel empowered about their health and wellbeing. More information about this business can be found at www.ourhealingroots.net.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What's the Dill about Pickles?

This spring, I planted lots of extra dill for our homemade pickles. A dill plant from my garden is pictured above.

A dill pickle may have more health benefits than you think! Dill helps to freshen bad breath. It promotes sleep for people suffering from insomnia. It helps prevent free radical damage. However, it is best known as a botanical "carminative," which means that it helps reduce gas. So, think of a dill pickle for the toddler with colic that can't sleep.

You are invited to sign up for our pickle class, which takes place this Saturday from 11-5 p.m. Merry Schepers has been crafting her own pickles for years in Tulsa, and she will be sharing six of her recipes at the class. Each class participant will learn about home canning safety, get hands-on experience for the entire pickling process, written directions, and can take home six jars of pickles. The class is limited to 6 people, and we have three more spots available. To register or get more information, please call Our Healing Roots, LLC at 918-813-1874.

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