Harvesting, Preserving, and Storing Your Herbs

By |September 27th, 2015|

It’s that time of year: the leaves are starting to change, squash and pumpkin are gracing store shelves, and gardens are bountiful.  It is also the time when many start to think of how to harvest and store many of the herbs they have growing in their gardens or near their homes.  You might […]

The Way to Nirvana? Through Self-Massage!

By |September 12th, 2015|

The skin is the largest organ of the body. The millions of pores allow the skin to digest any substance put on its surface, similar to how our stomach processes food. Knowing this, it is critical that we only apply things to our skin that we would be willing to ingest orally. Many lotions […]

6 Nutrients To Help Moms Beat Stress, Anxiety, & Burnout

By |September 2nd, 2015|

Pregnancy is stressful, parenting is stressful. Of course we live in a generally stressed-out world, but going through the major physical changes of growing, birthing, and nurturing another human is a lot of work. Yes, millions of women have and continue to do this, but that doesn’t make it any less of an amazing […]

Calendula: The Flower for Summer Skin

By |August 24th, 2015|

As we have reached the peak of summer, it is a perfect time to talk about the beautiful healing flower – calendula.  With its rich orange color it is often used as an ornamental in gardens.  But don’t get too distracted by its golden beauty to forget that it is also one of the […]

How To Deal With OverSupply of Breast Milk

By |August 14th, 2015|

We all know a mom who has struggled to make enough breast milk for her child. But, surprisingly, having too much milk can also be a major challenge in the breastfeeding dyad.
Oversupply, or foremilk/hindmilk imbalance, is when the supply and demand function between a mom and her baby get out of sync. The baby […]

Green Summer: 3 Herbal Recipes

By |July 27th, 2015|

We find balance in summer weather by eating foods that are bitter (cooling, moist), such as: unsweetened cocoa, olives, dandelion, kale, celery, amaranth, quinoa, and millet. It is also important to take time to rest, sit in the shade, breathe deeply, and absorb the green color that surrounds us.

These are the healing properties of […]