Glossary*


Alchemy - is a philosophical and protoscientific tradition practiced throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. It aimed to purify, mature, and perfect certain objects. In the eyes of a variety of esoteric and Hermetic practitioners, alchemy is fundamentally spiritual. Transmutation of lead into gold is presented as an analogy for personal transmutation, purification, and perfection.

Biodynamics - is similar to organic production, but incorporates additional preparations. Biodynamics is rooted in the work of philosopher and scientist Dr. Rudolf Steiner, whose 1924 lectures to farmers opened a new way to integrate scientific understanding with a recognition of spirit in nature.

Bio-individuality - is the theory that there’s no one right diet that works for everyone all of the time.

Bissap - is a drink made from the species of the hibiscus flower known as the Roselle.  The sepals of the hibiscus flower when infused in hot water leaves a pink, red, magenta or dark shade of water. It is scientifically named hibiscus sabdariffa.

Chlorophyll (also chlorophyl) - is any of several related green pigments found in cyanobacteria and the chloroplasts of algae and plants. Its name is derived from the Greek words χλωρός, chloros ("green") and φύλλον, phyllon ("leaf"). Chlorophyll is essential in photosynthesis, allowing plants to absorb energy from light.

EFAEssential fatty acids, or EFAs, are fatty acids that humans and other animals must ingest because the body requires them for good health but cannot synthesize them.

Ethnobotanical - Pertaining to ethnobotany, the study of a region's plants and their practical uses through the traditional knowledge of a local culture and people.

WHOLE = Wellness Heightens Opportunity for Lasting Elevation

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