Natural Remedies for Pain and Inflammation

Natural Remedies for Pain and Inflammation

Whether its shoulder or knee pain, headaches, joint pain, menstrual cramps, back pain, or IBS gut pain, chronic pain can be very difficult to live with.

In todays video I discuss pain, the bodies inflammatory response, and some natural remedies we can use to get some relief. Unfortunately, many people live with chronic pain. Listen in to learn what you can do.

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Nutritive Herbs for Everyday Health

Nutritive Herbs for Everyday Health

Nutrient deficiencies are very common and can lead to all kinds of problems over time. So herbalists turn to tonic herbs that are nutritive as a way to provide a power-packed whole foods solution. You can think of herbal medicine of this type as a healthy foundation to all the other more specific herbs. Generally, plants in this category can be used more casually and regularly to support the bodies overall functioning.  

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Wellness Wednesday :: Seasonal Practices for Spring

Wellness Wednesday :: Seasonal Practices for Spring

Did you know this is the best time of year to get the heaviness of winter moving again? Right now in the northern hemisphere its spring. New green leaves are popping up around us and everywhere there’s new growth.  During the spring there is a gradual moving up and out. Spring is a time when we move from the internal focus of winter to the expansiveness of summer.

In the Chinese system this is the time of the wood element - its a time to find clarity around our direction and vision. A time when we can invite more creativity into our lives, and a time we can release stuck emotional patterns.

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Wellness Wednesday :: Remedies for Depression

Wellness Wednesday :: Remedies for Depression

Depression and low moods affect so many people so I put together a few suggestions and herbs that may help you find more emotional balance.

There are many factors that contribute to a low mood. First, its important to assess whether there could be physiological reasons why you’re feeling the way you are. Thyroid problems, lack of sleep, problems with blood sugar, and low iron or nutrition can all contribute to the symptoms and signs that look like depression. 

There are many studies that now show anti-depressant medications have very low efficacy especially in cases of low to moderate depression. In fact, we now know that mental illness is really not just a psychological or chemical issue in your brain. Depression is actually just a symptom that something else in your system is out of balance.  

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Wellness Wednesday :: Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar

Wellness Wednesday :: Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar

If you’ve been experiencing symptoms like roller coster moods, an extra roll of fat tissue around the mid section, sugar cravings, trouble sleeping, or lowered immune function this video is for you. In todays video I’ll discuss maintaining a healthy blood sugar balance and some herbal medicine that can help. Even if you’re not experiencing readily apparent blood sugar issues integrating these suggestions will help keep you on the road to health and longevity.

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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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2 Powerful Herbs to Boost your Energy

2 Powerful Herbs to Boost your Energy

One of the most common complaints I see in my private practice is fatigue. Many people feel they don’t have enough energy to get through the day or they finish their day exhausted.

There are many different reasons why a person can have low energy. In today's video I focus on depletion of energy in the body and what you can do about it. But remember - when addressing low energy in the body herbs are only a part of the healing process - read and watch to learn more:

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Wellness Wednesday :: Remedies for Stress

Wellness Wednesday :: Remedies for Stress

Any discussion of health and healing is incomplete without a discussion about stress and the effects of stress. By now we all know the effects of stress can lead to imbalance in body and mind. This is especially true if the stress is chronic and ongoing. 

So what exactly do we mean when we say stress leads to illness? Stress is actually an essential part of being alive. You have an entire stress system that protects you during danger. When encountering a stressor the body produces hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. It also temporarily increases your blood sugar and blood pressure. These changes help the body to respond to the threat you’re encountering.

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Wellness Wednesday :: unique remedies for common colds

Wellness Wednesday :: unique remedies for common colds

Eastern systems of medicine recognize that illnesses have different energetic characters. So while western medicine may diagnose multiple people with the same illness those same people will have a different energetic diagnosis. 

For example when you have a common cold your symptoms can present differently than a friends or your child's. These differences may relate to what virus or bacteria you were exposed to but could also relate to any underlying weaknesses your particular body has or just your general constitution. 

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