A Master Herbalist’s Quick Guide to Adaptogens

A Master Herbalist’s Quick Guide to Adaptogens

A Master Herbalist’s Quick Guide to Adaptogens “All plants contain adaptogenic compounds because plants have to contend with a good deal of stress themselves.” - James Duke, PhD, Scientist and Ethnobotanist Our ability to increase our resilience, expand our comfort zones and adapt to new environments, situations, experiences and stress levels in our lives is one of our greatest strengths. A little bit of stress in our lives can often be just the sp... Continue Reading

    What Women Need to Know About Collagen

    What Women Need to Know About Collagen

    What Women Need to Know About Collagen You’ve probably heard about women taking collagen as a beauty aid or seen it on the shelves of your local health food store. Ladies, if you’ve ever wondered what it is, why people take it, or if there’s a vegetarian source of collagen, we’ve got answers.   What Is Collagen? Collagen is a component of connective tissue, which provides structural support to your other tissues and organs.  Connective tissue is ki... Continue Reading

    Beautiful Skin From Within

    Beautiful Skin From Within

    Beautiful Skin From Within If you’re using sunscreen and cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing on the regular, you may think you’re taking pretty good care of your skin. These are important steps, no argument there. But they’re external remedies, and as we all know, beauty is more than skin-deep. Healthy, glowing skin comes both from what you put ON the outside and what you put IN the inside. How can you nurture your skin from within? It’s easy ... Continue Reading

      Five Important Supplements for Women’s Health

      Five Important Supplements for Women’s Health

      Five Important Supplements for Women’s Health Women make the world go round — are we right? Yet so often, we put the focus on everyone else in our life, while we run on fumes. May is Women’s Health Month — the perfect time for us ladies to put our own needs front and center. The best way to prioritize yourself is to establish a range of healthy habits — you know, things you do every day to nurture your well-being, rather than a one-off, self-care d... Continue Reading

        How Can Vegetarians and Vegans Get Enough Omegas?

        How Can Vegetarians and Vegans Get Enough Omegas?

        How Can Vegetarians and Vegans Get Enough Omegas?  You hear it all the time: If you want to reap the health benefits of omega fatty acids, you need to eat fish regularly or take a fish oil supplement. But is that really true? Nope! Perhaps the best-kept secret of plants is that many of them are loaded with omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids. Here are two ways vegetarians and vegans can get their fill of omegas without turning to fish.   Meth... Continue Reading

        Favorite Foods for Longevity

        Favorite Foods for Longevity

        Favorite Foods for Longevity Want to feel younger for longer? Paying attention to what we eat and including specific foods will improve our longevity and chances of staying healthy and vibrant. If we want to live younger, longer, we want to look after the parts of our chromosomes and cells that regulate DNA and processes associated with health, disease, and longevity. And there are foods that can help us do that. It turns out, eating for longevity... Continue Reading

        A Little Sweetness for Stressed Skin

        A Little Sweetness for Stressed Skin

        A Little Sweetness for Stressed Skin Skin problems often show up at the most inconvenient times. That isn’t due to coincidence or even Murphy’s Law. There is a relationship between bad levels of stress and skin inflammation. Both physical and psychological stressors can impact our skin and hair, as can oxidative stress. Stress may show up as short-lived skin irritation or contribute to ongoing skin concerns or premature aging. I’ll share some examp... Continue Reading

          Losing Your Hair? You May be Deficient in This Mineral

          Losing Your Hair? You May be Deficient in This Mineral

          Losing Your Hair? You May be Deficient in This Mineral Maybe it started with seeing more hair than usual in your shower drain or hairbrush. Then before you knew it, you could see it in the mirror. Your hair was definitely thinning. It happens to both men and women, and it can be a real blow to your self-image. There are many possible reasons for hair loss, but one of them is a simple nutritional shortfall. You may be low in iron. And the good news ... Continue Reading

          It’s Time to Spring into Action with a Whole Body Cleanse!

          It’s Time to Spring into Action with a Whole Body Cleanse!

          It’s Time to Spring into Action with a Whole Body Cleanse! It’s that time of year – the ground is thawing, hours of sunlight are increasing, green buds are appearing, birds are returning. Time to leave winter behind and spring into action with a rejuvenating, whole body cleanse that works on a deep, cellular level! Maybe over the winter, you’ve indulged in a few too many celebratory beverages and sweet treats and your workout routine has dwindled t... Continue Reading

          Seasonal Allergies

          Seasonal Allergies

          Seasonal Allergies Call me a whiner if you must, but seasonal allergies are the worst! Here is why, and how to cope. Allergies are immune malfunctions Allergies are abnormal immune system reactions to typically harmless things. These allergic immune overreactions affect people worldwide. 150 million Europeans and more than 50 million US Americans have allergies, including 20 million people who, like me, have allergic rhinitis every year. Allergic ... Continue Reading

          You will see the difference; your pet will feel the difference.

          You will see the difference; your pet will feel the difference.

          You will see the difference; your pet will feel the difference. I often get asked what to feed my dog if I want to feed a homemade diet. Do I need to add supplements and what do I use? How do I include these into their diet? My dog has, dry skin, digestive issues, joint problems. What will I expect see feeding a homemade diet? It certainly is less expensive, convenient and time saving to feed your pet bagged or canned food, but you are sure to spen... Continue Reading

          Don't Ignore the Signs of Low Iron

          Don't Ignore the Signs of Low Iron

          You might be thinking that you’ve been feeling a little tired lately. Or that you’re missing some get-up-and-go. These are common symptoms of low iron. Tiredness and exhaustion have become so common in our culture that we frequently ignore these symptoms. What might feel like a normal symptom of a restless night (or nights) of sleep might actually be a sign of a very common nutrient deficiency. Without enough iron, our body can’t produce hemog... Continue Reading

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