Full Body Cleansing: Beyond the Liver and Digestive System Part 2

When doing a cleanse, why just focus on the liver and digestive system? It just makes sense to involve ALL of the eliminatory organs. This is part two of our focus on doing a full body…

Full Body Cleansing: Beyond the Liver and Digestive System Part 1

When doing a cleanse, why just focus on the liver and digestive system? It just makes sense to involve ALL of the eliminatory organs. I think it is helpful to also support elimination of the skin,…

Making Your Own Natural First Aid Kit

Natural remedies can work wonders for scrapes, cuts, bites, bruises and burns. For all life’s little accidents, it’s useful to keep an herbal medicine kit close at hand. I have found it easiest to have several:…

Chicken Noodle Immune Soup

Here is a new twist on an old favorite: chicken noodle soup. Made with rice noodles, this recipe is gluten free and packed with herbs and foods that nourish the immune system. Great if you’re fighting…

Anti-Viral Herbs

Did you know that viruses cause 90% of respiratory ailments? Most pharmaceutical medications are expensive and only narrowly effective, but herbs and essential oils can help! Anti-Viral Herbs: Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum) Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) Osha (Ligusticum…

Nutrients for the Immune System

Our immune system needs to be nourished, just like every other part of our body. Here are some nutrients and foods that are particularly good at doing just that! Vitamin C Considered to be one of…

Warming Herbs

Feeling a little chilly? I love the idea of using warming herbs as the fall season approaches. Shifting the herbs we use to match the seasons helps the body adapt to environmental changes and helps us…

Natural Protocol for Respiratory Health

The lungs have an amazing capacity to heal themselves and recover from respiratory stress including cigarette smoke, bronchitis, air pollution or breathing heavy particulate such as exposure to forest fires. Whether you have short-term stress on…