The Benefits of Hops

By |April 30th, 2017|

Hops will conjure up an age-old image of beer making for even the staunchest teetotaler. Luckily for those who shy away from the foaming mug of brew, hops can be enjoyed as a tea or tincture. Taxonomic nomenclature places hops (Humulus lupulus) in the Cannabaceae family.
The famous herbalist and abbess, Hildegaard von Bingen, wrote […]

Green Spring Recipes

By |April 18th, 2017|

Green spring tonics are a time-honored tradition to encourage gentle liver and gall bladder renewal. Leafy greens, both wild and cultivated, are some of the most nutrient dense vegetables of all, and we’ll discuss their nutrition as well as many other health benefits.

This is a time when we transition from winter hibernation to summer […]

A Sweet Spice Mix For Spring

By |March 26th, 2017|

As the early days of spring continue to be brisk and cold, you may want to try and bring some additional zing into your diet through warming spices. There’s a particular spice blend that is not only perfect for this time of year, but is a great fit for any sweet dish. I recommend […]

A Tea For The Winter Season

By |December 30th, 2016|

New Year’s is a time when many of us connect with family, friends, and our community. But be aware: cold and flu viruses can spread like wildfire at this time of year, spoiling all the fun.

Fight back with natural health strategies and herbal remedies to keep you well through the winter days.

Catch it early!
There’s […]

Fall & Winter Foods For Inflammation

By |December 5th, 2016|

We all know that food can be nourishing and comforting but certain foods can also support a healthy inflammatory response. In addition, they are packed with other nutrients that nourish our bodies, preparing our immune systems as we head into colder weather where  infections can be prevalent. Below we discuss a few foods that […]

Two Ginger Recipes For Winter

By |November 22nd, 2016|

Here we are again. The days are getting short, the nights epically long. Really, how is it dark at 6 p.m.? And how did we ever get used to this piercing cold the previous year? What should we do?
Late fall and early winter are referred to as Vata season in Ayurveda. In order to […]