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April 16, 2014

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April 16, 2014

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February 28, 2014
I just this minute learned of Martha's death. I knew her in the late 70's and 80's when she used to come into The Way of Life where I was the herb department manager. I remember her great sense of humor and her depth of knowledge and compassion..
I came across her A Pocket full of Posies in a pile of stuff at the store here in San Clemente where I now work educating people about healing with herbs and whole foods.
I had come to the computer to go on her website to see what was in her lymph oil and this came up. I loved learning about her work with the monarchs.
She was an amazing woman and I know is deeply missed by all the family she has left.
My heartfelt blessings and love to you all.
December 11, 2013
Just learned of Martha's passing and I'm still shocked. I moved from the Bay Area a few years ago and we haven't been in touch. Sending my thoughts to her family and friends. Martha was truly a gift in my life. Truly a gift.
September 18, 2013
This late entry is because I just learned of Martha's passing. I learned she had died when I was doing a small imitation of her for my current acupuncturist. Martha would always run over time, so she conscripted her office person to remind her of the time. Once, when she was annoyed by this, she pulled herself as up right as possible and retorted, "But I am doing good work!!"

I first met Martha when I was in school in Pasadena and she lived in a bit north. She was my first acupuncturist and helped me move beyond Western medicine to greater horizons! Martha helped our older daughter avoid surgery, and brought wisdom, love and healing to all members of our family.

I contacted a nursery to have them send us some Dutchman's Pipevine which we will plant in Oakland in her honor.

Kathy Sinsheimer
May 06, 2013
Martha's generosity--the way she taught me about Western and Eastern botanicals--I can only aspire as a teacher to give as much as she did. I remember Dawson making the Benedictine product label on his computer. I remember starting that line in Martha's kitchen, with herbs from her garden. The trials and errors that through her dedication became Benedictine Herbs. Thank you, Martha.
April 15, 2013
I miss Martha so much. I had not seen her much lately but I knew she was there. Shortly before she stopped going to the office, I had a medical crisis and she came through for me--giving me multiple treatments in one day and helping me avoid surgery! I was so grateful. She and I were both caregivers and bonded over our situations. Over the years she shared nuggets of knowledge with me that I use all the time--like her recipe for roasting vegetables or the virtues of sprouted grains. She is greatly missed and my prayers go out to all her family, friends, and patients.
April 15, 2013

Martha Benedict introduced me to traditional Chinese botanicals, how they worked in wonderful ways with traditional medical practices. She was an amazing teacher, dedicated doctor, friend to so many, with a first love in her husband, her children, her gardens -- PleaSE ACCEPT HEARTFELT SYMPATHY in her passing, with love and prayers for God's blessings,

Mary Lynn Dutro, MA, CMP, 20825 Pamela Way, Saratoga,m CA 95070
April 02, 2013
You inspired and taught so many of us to join you in the practice of Chinese Medicine.Thank You Martha for your light, your wisdom, your guidance and for gracing us with your love.
And to all the family my heartfelt sympathy and love for your loss.
March 25, 2013
I often reflect on my conversations with Martha. Greeting, sharing, practical, funny, engaging talks. Quiet sessions, helpful remedies, sound advice. And stil I find it helpful to ask myself, "what would Martha say?"
March 24, 2013
My heart goes out to Martha's family. Martha helped me in ways that enabled my body to search for healing, taking away blocks I had helped to put into place...for what ever the reason. I cried when I heard the news. Martha you were one of a kind and will be missed and celebrated by many.
March 21, 2013
Like so many friends I was shocked to hear how fast Martha's cancer took her from us. She helped me in so many ways, ways that I didn't even have a chance to tell her. She will always be greatly missed. My heart goes out to her family who has lost an incredible soul. Thank you Martha and much love.

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