This morning I had the leisure of taking a short hike around our new location at the High Country Professional Building at the top of Golden Gate Canyon. Solstice at 9200' above sea level, the wild flowers are in full-unfurlment, the wild grasses are bright green, the aspen leaves rustle in the gentle wind, and … Continue reading Meet these 5 Wild Edible and Medicinal Allies
Kate Miller has an extensive resume when it comes to holistic health. She is a Bioregional/Biodynamic Community Herbalist, Medicinal Herb Grower, and Permaculture Design Teacher. She also teaches Herbal Medicine, Mountain Ecology, and Ethical Wildcrafting Practices. As a Certified Herbalist from Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder she has a private practice as well as partnering … Continue reading Meet Kate Miller, co-hostess for our Solstice Wildcrafting Party
Sick. At the beginning of Summer? Sore throat, coughing, wheezing, sinus pressure, neck pain, headache, fatigue. Yup, sick. It's never convenient to get sick - especially when it means lots of down-time, missing work, and letting the dishes pile up. Who can afford to be sick these days? I certainly can't. That's why I did … Continue reading I didn’t start getting better until I did this ONE thing…
Dear Friends, Some of you have been following the Homestead for a long time - since we started in 2012. Many of you, I've noticed, are new readers, subscribers and members. Welcome! Arwen Ek founded the Holistic Homestead in 2012 with a handful of herbs and a dream - to make holistic health and wellness … Continue reading Meet Arwen Ek, your Summer Solstice Hostess
Dear Friends, You are cordially invited to our annual Summer Solstice Wildcrafting Party on Saturday, June 24th from 10 am to 1 pm at our new location - 972 Golden Gate Canyon Rd. in Black Hawk, Colorado. 'Tis the season in the mountains to revel in nature's abundance, her blooming grace, the soft green light … Continue reading Summer Solstice Wildcrafting Party!
Somewhere in the middle of your cleanse, consider taking a day to fast. Fasting can mean a lot of different things - some fast on water only, others have no intake at all, a fast can even be totally eschewing "screen time" or talking for a day. I've always been terrible at fasting. It may … Continue reading Yay! Green Smoothies!
If you haven't guessed by now, self-love, cleansing as self-care and sound preventative medicine go hand-in-hand. In addition to considering these general guidelines, and trying this daily tonic, the gentle yoga outlined below improves circulation and digestion during your spring cleanse. Pranayama This gentle "cleansing breath" is done in a comfortable, seated position. If you … Continue reading Gentle Yoga, Joyful Cleansing
Start drinking Apple Cider Vinegar! But not just any Apple Cider Vinegar will do. While there are a few reputable sources on the market, none hold a candle to Bragg's Raw & Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar with "The Mother" - it is highest in amino acids, potassium, and antioxidants. Since I started doing regular cleanses … Continue reading If you do just ONE thing to cleanse this Spring…
So you want to do a cleanse...but where to start? The simple answer is: Right where you are. Start by taking a quick lifestyle assessment: Do you smoke tobacco/vape/marijuana regularly? Do you drink alcohol? Do you drink caffeine? Is your added sugar intake more than 25g/day? (to put this in perspective, one 12 oz can … Continue reading Do I need to cleanse? Take this quiz to find out
Some of us are familiar with the "cleanse-in-a-box" that you see at heath food stores. Often, these pre-fab, one-size-fits-all cleanses are marketed to help with specific ailments - candida, parasites, liver/gallbladder, etc. and are fairly pricey. This approach, however, does not make sense for everyone wishing to improve their health. Treating self-diagnosed problems, without the … Continue reading Online Spring Cleanse: How does it work?