Having a baby is obviously a joyous time in one’s life, but that doesn’t mean the body chemistry always cooperates. Some women will experience severe postpartum depression (and in that case, should seek medical help as soon as symptoms become apparent), while others will deal with a “dumpy” feeling. A woman’s hormones go through […]
Urtica dioica, commonly referred to as Stinging Nettles or simply Nettles, is a perennial herb native to the moist, shaded forests of Europe and North America. It can be found quite easily at low-to-middle-elevations, thanks to its stinging hairs. The hairs, which contain formic acid, also found in fire ants, are just one aspect […]
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems. While some of these problems are related to tangible physical causes such as sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome, far more have nebulous origins at best. In other words, while nearly 60% of Americans say they […]
The holiday season is traditionally both a time of celebration and a time of low immunity. White flour, cane and beet sugar, and processed foods can suppress the immune system’s response to the stress of travel, evening engagements, and raucous gatherings.
Enjoy the season and make time to relax and sit quietly with a cup […]
Much has been said and written about breastfeeding. It can feel overwhelming to sort out what information is legitimate, and what can be rejected. “Breast is best” is a concept that is gaining strength with each passing year. This is because breast milk has many benefits for your baby’s immune system; in addition, it […]
During the colder months, energy moves inward and we gain strength from salty foods like seeds, legumes, nuts and grains. Cook root vegetables and grains with stock, onions and spices.
Sugar, caffeine, and processed, packaged foods can cause the body to stay stuck in a cycle of stress and inflammation. To break the cycle and […]