Sleep Hygiene is a term used to describe our nightly habits prior to going to bed. Good sleep hygiene habits promote easier, healthy sleep. Our circadian rhythms control many functions of the body on a daily basis, and of course our daily sleep-wake cycle is a part of this. In addition, circadian rhythms can influence…
Using herbs as medicine goes back to the beginning of human history, in almost every culture. Herbal medicine can be a safe and wonderfully effective way to tend to your health and that of your family. Botanical medicine can be used to address a myriad of conditions, as well as incorporated for prevention and general health optimization. If you are new to the world of herbal medicine, here are some things to be aware of as you begin using plant medicine.
Stinging Nettles?!?!? Officially known as Urtica dioica, most of us have at some time or another experienced the sting of these ubiquitous spring and summer plants, but did you know that these painful-if-you-touch-them herbs make for really good medicine? And food, and tea… Nettles are Incredibly Nutritious Nettles are extremely high in vitamins and minerals,…
Have you heard of forest bathing? Also called “forest therapy,” it really just means spending time in the forest. But the term also refers to the health benefits we get by doing so.
Ever heard of zonulin? Although it sounds like a sinister space invader, zonulin is actually a protein made by the body. In a healthy person, the cells that line the inside of the intestines are packed very closely together.
Boost your Mood. The gray days are looming, but they don’t have to make us feel gloomy! Here are 7 tricks you can use this fall and
The days are getting longer, the sun is shining a little more, new leaves are growing, and there are beautiful blossoms everywhere. Spring is in the air! And so is pollen. Lots of pollen. Are you one of the 55% of Americans with allergies?
Golden milk comes from the Ayurvedic healing tradition. There are variations of the recipe, but it consists mainly of turmeric, some form of milk, a beneficial oil
Vitamin D. Fall is upon us, and as one who has recently moved here, I will now get to experience the famous gray skies of Washington. Coming here from Southern California, and having lived in Arizona before that, I am finding myself welcoming the cold and wet weather as a chance to cool off.