For a sore throat and overall immune boosting – cut up 2 lemons, drop them in a small mason jar. Finely grind 1/2 – 1 inch fresh ginger root. Add 1 tsp. cinnamon or pumpkin spice mix. Pour raw honey over. Stir well. Store in the fridge. Take 1 teaspoon 3-4 times a day (or… Read more
There is something instantly nourishing and soothing about steeping a cup of aromatic herbal teas, and the medicinal herbs used in your tea can help take your sense of calm and relaxation to a whole new depth. Herbal tea is a simple and very effective way to work with plant medicine. Herbs, like most medicines,… Read more
If there is one thing that frightens me in this life, it is cancer. It has taken one of my younger siblings, disturbed the lives of two others, annoyed my dad in his old age, and, over the years, been a rude intruder in the lives of more than a few of my friends and… Read more
Already this year, I have heard of people with colds, flu, bronchitis, and the like. These things are part and parcel of the winter season. Sneezing, coughing, lack of enough hand washing, and a diet weak in nutrients all help the pesky germs to cause trouble. Stress, a lowered immunity, and sleep deprivation are further… Read more
For some reason that I am not at all sure of, I have felt drawn this summer to explore options for hydration, other than just water…good as just water is. Read more about water here. I have, for example, been interested in the benefits of regular doses of Lemon Water, and have had fun at various… Read more
Many people find tremendous relief from anxiety in natural techniques. They ease your fears, help to prevent anxiety in the future, and promote better health overall.
Having a yoga practice is another healthy lifestyle choice than many people, young and old alike, can benefit from, along with good nutrition, adequate rest, fulfilling relationships, and other forms of exercise.
Turmeric has been used for more than 5000 years as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine, cooking, and textile dying. Only recently has it become noticed, let alone popular, in Western cultures, and is due primarily to its therapeutic properties.
The healthy eating/whole and living foods movement is gaining more ground by the day. More people are more often choosing to eat natural, unprocessed. It’s a wonderful thing! For a while it was all about salads, green smoothies, (my personal favorite, as you know), and other unadulterated vegetables and fruits. Now we are learning benefits beyond taste… Read more
Crisp, juicy apples are a fall tradition. Take advantage of the bountiful selection of apples that are available at this time of year. There are hundreds of varieties to sample, and they range from yellow to green, crunchy to tender, sweet to tart, and simple to complex. October is a great month for experimenting with… Read more