5 steps to take herbal medicine safely

5 steps to take herbal medicine safely

Herbal and natural medicine can be very helpful for so many concerns. Unfortunately, exaggerated media often plays up the potential harms of natural medicine, but herbal medicine has been used for millennia and is generally extremely safe. It’s actually one of the safest forms of medicine we’ve ever had and herbs are the number one type of medicine people still use around the globe today. 

That doesn’t mean all herbs are safe. Some do have side effects and some are very toxic. There are a few simple safety precautions you’ll want to think about when using herbs and natural remedies. Watch the video to learn more:

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Boost Memory and Brain Health with These Remedies

 Boost Memory and Brain Health with These Remedies

Supporting overall brain health is always a good idea considering how much the brain does for us every day! Good memory is connected to many complex systems so it's important to say that there are many different reasons for memory loss. But for the purposes of this video, I discuss overall brain health and a few really important and impactful things you can do if you’ve been experiencing brain fog or just general poor memory.

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Seasonal Cycles :: Deepen into Winter

Seasonal Cycles :: Deepen into Winter

At this time of year, water turns to ice and plants store their energy in their roots. Winter is considered a time of reflection, deep receptivity, and a time of building potency. The season of winter asks us to slow down and store up. 

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine this season is related to the water element and Kidney energy. Kidney energy can become depleted with stress, over stimulation, and overwork. And so during this time of year it’s especially important to rest and rejuvenate and nourish new seeds of potential. This is also a wonderful time of year to focus on internal practices like meditation and contemplation.

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Wellness Wednesday :: Building Immune Strength

Wellness Wednesday :: Building Immune Strength

The season of fall is a time when the strength of our immune system can be especially important. In fact, ancient eastern systems named the season of autumn as the time of year when protecting our immune system was particularly important. In today's video I discuss how to keep your immune system strong and how to stay healthy during this seasonal transition.

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How does acupuncture work?

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture involves working with the bodies Qi. Qi is considered the basic life force that runs through absolutely everything including our bodies. Qi travels along channels or meridians in the body. These channels are related to internal organs, certain emotional states, bodily tissues and/or fluids. Sometimes the Qi in these channels becomes stagnant and deficient. When this happens the Qi is not able to nourish the body and promote healing.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about juicing

Everything you ever wanted to know about juicing

I LOVE juicing. To be clear - I'm not talking about conventional store bought fruit juice which is often full of processed sugar, colors, and preservatives. I'm talking about homemade rich green veggie juice. Veggie juicing enlivens you, and your cells, and gives you an instant shot of nourishing energy and nutrition.  

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In Defence of Food :: Book Review

In Defence of Food :: Book Review

Thinking about food and nutrition seems to be such a concern for many of us. There are endless questions and just as many answers floating around related to health and nutrition. Our ancestors didn't give any thought to measuring and calculating vitamins and nutrients and yet they were on average healthier and many of them lived longer than us. Even though we are obsessed with the biochemistry of food and how it affects the body, as a whole, we are some of the most unhealthy humans to have ever lived. So what happened? and how can we find a more balanced and healthy understanding of nutrition? Michale Pollan outlines the emergence of what he calls "nutritionism" in his book "In Defence of Food". He claims this "nutritionism" ispartially to blame for the lack of understanding regarding food we encounter today.

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3 Mindsets that Limit our Potential

3 Mindsets that Limit our Potential

Most of us have been through our fair share of painful relationships. Like it or not -- relationship is a rich ground for personal growth and insight to emerge. Whether in intimate relationships, friendships or business partnerships we have the opportunity to explore our mindsets and how they are influencing us. When we open to the depth of human connection we often encounter our habitual ways of relating. Some tendencies are helpful; they draw us into a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. While other tendencies create struggle and conflict -- both internally and externally.

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