As fall slides into winter, stocking your pantry with roots that can boost your well-being seems like a better plan than taking a flu shot or stocking your medicine cabinet with pharmaceuticals. It’s about nourishing and supporting your body’s ecosystem to increase its resilience to disease.
Knowledge is power. Make an informed decision when you reach out for the NSAIDs bottle. Consider when they will provide the most benefits for the more minor side effects.
Herbalist Jim Mcdonald calls it a superpower. Conventional medicine doesn’t have anything in its arsenal to match its action. What are these mysterious plants, and when and how to use them?
Eczema, I learned from experience, is a condition that combines: the skin, immune system, gut health, and the nervous system. Therefore a holistic care plan for eczema needs to address all these components.
In the last 200 years, we have shifted from acute infectious disease to chronic disease. But chronic diseases are not your predestination. You have the power to prevent and even heal chronic conditions.
Functional Herbalism combines traditional Western herbalism with clinical nutrition and functional medicine.
In the ancient world, the coming of spring was often linked to mythical tales of rebirth and resurrection. The fertility goddess played an important role in these myths, which told the stories of seeds shedding their skin to send roots and shoots. A ceremony of letting go before the new growth can manifest.
Reducing the physical and mental toxic stress is essential for increasing energy, improving digestion, reducing weight, and improving overall stress. It requires a lifestyle that reduces your exposure to toxins and nourish your nervous system and your body innate ability to detox.
Echinacea has a long history of use amongst the Native Americans of the plains. It is a relatively new remedy for white men that established a prominent place in the herbal materia medica as an immune remedy. Like with any herb, it is crucial to understand not just what it is doing but also how it works in the body to utilize it better.
The shortest day of the year is just around the corner. So it is an excellent time to look into the effect of long nights on well-being. If you find that you are ready for bed by early evening or that your mood is on the lower side, know that you are not alone.