Herbal Immune Support

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Its that time again…cold and flu season.  There are products to have on hand at first signs of an infection brewing.

  • A throat and gland spray – many can contain ingredients like:
    • Propolis – a glue like resin made by bees.  It is one of the best infection fighters for bacteria, fungi and viruses.  Great for sore throats.
    • Echinacea – well-known for its  immune enhancing substances, echinacea can also relieve pain and reduce inflammation.  Some studies demonstrate its influence over hormones in addition ...
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Shake It Up!

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The sky is a deep blue, the trees are awakening from their winter slumber, the white snow underneath us glistens and I am discussing the value of healthy eating with my ski instructor. “Yes”, she says, “I have started my kids age 1 and 3 on a healthy gluten-free diet.”

She also informs me that her husband has Crohn’s disease and she has discovered a great anti-inflammatory seed called chia ...

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Stoking the Digestive fire: A Healthy Spleen and Stomach

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spleen - earth indexImagine a cauldron gently resting over a warm fire. This is how Chinese medicine views the center of the body.  A healthy, strong digestion and metabolism rely on keeping this fire burning, which means supporting the warming or Yang energies of the Spleen and ultimately the Kidneys. In Chinese Medicine, the Spleen corresponds not only to how we digest and process food, ...

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Chicken Soup to Bring in the Breast Milk

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The amount of energy invested during pregnancy, labor and birth can leave the body exhausted of vital substances. Age, constitution, preconception health, and the care the mother receives post-delivery will determine how her body will fare/recover in the months that follow.

Postpartum care in certain cultures is known as the confinement period and involves sufficient rest combined with warm nourishing meals. Chicken broth, prepared by simmering the bones, muscle and fat of chicken meat for several hours in water to release ...

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