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Cultivate and Make

Cultivate and Make

How many of us have grown herbs in our gardens, whether in containers or in the ground, and not known what to “do” with them? Have you ever wanted to make an herbal product from scratch using what you’ve grown, but don’t know where to begin? Or are unsure of which part of the plant to harvest? Do you think to yourself, “Where do I even begin? Oh forget it, I’ll just buy the dried herb from the apothecary” does this sound familiar?

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Vaginal Steams

Vaginal Steams

Vaginal steaming is a traditional women’s home healthcare treatment and self-care ritual. This practice nourishes connection with the power of the womb and menstrual cycles, supports female reproductive wellness, and aids uterine complaints and pathologies. It is important to know the ins and outs of how to do this practice in order to perform it properly and maximize your benefit. Learning this affordable, enjoyable, and effective feminine health practice is deeply empowering for women.

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Support for the Body After Pregnancy Ends

Support for the Body After Pregnancy Ends

Fear, Relief, Loss, Empowerment... These are words that can describe the flood of feelings that goes along with the end of a pregnancy. One in three women in the United States will choose to terminate a pregnancy in their lifetime, and one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage. Together we can learn to hold space for our clients who have lost or terminated a pregnancy, and with the help of herbs, nutritional recommendations, and flower essences, we can support the body to balance and heal itself.

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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and the Chemicals Living Among Us

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and the Chemicals Living Among Us

Do you find yourself feeling sensitive to all the different scents floating around? Are you curious about how to heal your body and decrease your “total chemical load”? The body can tolerate only so many exposures and stresses before they start to exact a heavy toll. Concerns for the exponential increase of environmental intolerances (both allergy-related and non-allergy related sensitivities) is rising in the general public as well as within the medical community. Everyone, to an extent, is affected by these common air pollutants, but those who are affected by Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) experience a heightened ability to detect chemicals in the environment, especially through a sense of smell and taste.

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Complementing Your Conventional Cardiovascular Healthcare

Complementing Your Conventional Cardiovascular Healthcare

Conventional healthcare has a regimented and controlled approach to treating cardiovascular disease. But it misses a key factor in treatment: address not only the immediate condition but also the patient’s constitution, context, and commitment to change. There is an entire realm of therapeutic strategies that is ignored, downplayed, or mistrusted but that can significantly improve the outcome of conventional treatment and the healing process.

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What You Deserve: A Commentary on Self-Care

What You Deserve: A Commentary on Self-Care

What is the difference between self-care and self-indulgence? In my mind, it all comes down to what serves me. When practicing self-indulgence, I tend to tell myself, “I deserve this!” But what do we really deserve for ourselves? What makes our bodies and minds feel good, on a consistent and deep level? An approach I recommend is to be more intentional about finding a balance that fulfills.

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Paleo Principles for Autoimmunity

Paleo Principles for Autoimmunity

An autoimmune disorder is characterized by an overactive immune system that is having difficulty differentiating between ‘self’ and ‘not self’ (bacteria, viruses, etc.). While we have relatively no control over the genetic components our parents hand down to us, the good news is we can control many of the environmental factors that contribute to our overall health. The Paleo diet offers a framework for eating which seeks to provide the maximum amount of nutrition with the least amount of aggravation to the immune system.

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Herbs in the Workplace

Herbs in the Workplace

Regardless of how much you may like your job, there is a good chance that at some point you may experience the symptoms of stress, burnout, brain fog or fatigue in the workplace. Luckily there are ways to help alleviate these symptoms by incorporating nature, herbs, and natural techniques into your workplace routine.

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Elders: Tradition and Nutrition

Elders: Tradition and Nutrition

Traditionally in times of need we would initially look to our elders for guidance -- for answers to the problems that we had yet to encounter, and for help navigating the often treacherous waters of life with grace and wisdom by way of their past experiences. Unfortunately in today’s society, this seems to have changed. I hope to aid in the process of obtaining this tradition again through educating and empowering individuals to heal themselves through nutrition, herbs, and a few lifestyle tweaks that can go a very long way!

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Hashimoto’s and Going Gluten Free

Hashimoto’s and Going Gluten Free

Common health issues so many of us face, such as fatigue and weight gain, can be indicative of a wide range of disorders. A possible explanation for these symptoms is hypothyroid, which affects as much as 10% of the female population. More common in women than in men, hypothyroid is the most frequently diagnosed thyroid disorder. Within the United States 90% of hypothyroid cases are due to Hashimoto’s, or autoimmune hypothyroid.

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