Does Natural Birth Control Work?

As a younger woman, I tried many forms of birth control but none of them worked well for me. The pill gave me both emotional and physical side effects. Other methods were cumbersome or contained nasty…

Into the Green

Late spring is my favorite time of year. The plants are in their full glory and the mountains that surround my beautiful little town are radiating green. I am amazed at how many shades of green…

The 10 Best Things You Can Do For Your Health

There are some basic and fundamental things we can do to be healthy. Without these practices, I think it is hard to have adjunct therapies such as herbs, essential oils, homeopathic remedies or even pharmaceuticals work…

Natural Remedies for Children with Special Needs

As both an herbalist and a mother of a special needs son, I have had many opportunities to apply the information I discuss in this article. I have had lots of occasions to try things and…

Community Herbal Medicine for All

Planting a Seed is Powerful This summer, I had an obsession with seed saving. It all started with a friend and former student of mine. She is a continual inspiration to me. She puts things into…

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. I wanted to share my favorite chicken noodle soup recipe with you. This recipe is from my book Natural Remedies for the Fall.┬áMade with…

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…