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Alder Tincture Recipe

The following article is supplemental to the Folk U program for March 27, 2020.

by Yulia Kochubievsky

Yulia shares her alder tincture recipe at https://www.madebyyulia.ca/alder

  1. This is information is in addition to all the recommended cautions, self distancing etc and in addition to any measure you can take to strengthen your immune system (which include, but not limited to: good food & exercise, keeping your mind and emotion calm and balanced and taking herbs and supplements). I recommend looking up “vitamin C mega dose” both to boost your immune system and to help heal if you get sick.
  2. I am not a clinician. Use this information with the usual caution and common sense, especially if you are taking prescription medication. Herbs/drugs interaction is something that needs to be considered and I have no training to offer advice on that.
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Folk U: Interviews Maureen Williams, ND, & Hayley Newell, Clinical Counsellor

Originally Published on Cortes Radio.ca

On March 27th the first live, call-in Folk U Friday radio show featured naturopathic doctor Maureen Williams with call-in contributions from clinical counsellor Hayley Newell. We also learned how to make our own Alder Bark tincture with Yulia Kochubievsky and got gardening advice thanks to Whitney Vanderleest. 

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Alex & Jane Dudley’s Deep Ecological Knowledge, Quirky Poetry & Stunning Photography Of the Australian Bush

By Roy L Hales

Coming to Cortes Island was Jane Dudley’s idea. She had woofed at Blue Jay Farm before and talked about the experience ever since. To her zoologist husband, Alexander, this was a challenge. His special passion is weird and wonderful creatures. Alexander simply has to have his “lizard fix” every day. Canada isn’t especially famous for its reptiles, yet he could see how important this was to Jane. For the first week after their arrival, he didn’t know what to do. Then he saw an alligator lizard. (He didn’t know there were any in Canada!) Since then the couple made an important observation about the lives of red legged frogs. (They will leave the photographs and GPS locations with FOCI.) The Dudleys have been blown away by the beauty of our forest – and are embraced by Cortesians everywhere they go. For good reason, Alexander & Jane Dudley introduce us to a whole new world of ecological wisdom through songs,  deep ecological knowledge, quirky poetry &  stunning photography of the Australian bush

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