Herbal Aphrodisiacs

By |February 2nd, 2016|

Valentine’s Day is a great time to explore the sexy side of herbs.  Herbal aphrodisiacs, or herbs known to heighten and increase sexual desire, have been around for thousands of years and every culture has their favorite. Aphrodisiacs not only increase libido but they also often nourish the nervous system and increase overall energy […]

Using The Neti Pot Correctly

By |November 13th, 2015|

Autumn is here in its blaze of glory throughout New England. From the mountain top, the hillsides look like they are dotted with miniature bouquets of mums, in brilliant orange, red, and saffron. While fall is phenomenally beautiful, for some people it is a dreadful allergy season. The leaves begin to pile up and […]

Tongue Scraping Your Way To Health

By |October 8th, 2015|

Tongue scraping has been getting a lot of attention these days. The dental care aisles are just brimming with various tools to clean the gunk off your tongue. So what’s this all about? Overnight, as the body processes everything that was ingested that day, toxins (or ama) will begin to form. This can be […]

The Way to Nirvana? Through Self-Massage!

By |September 12th, 2015|

The skin is the largest organ of the body. The millions of pores allow the skin to digest any substance put on its surface, similar to how our stomach processes food. Knowing this, it is critical that we only apply things to our skin that we would be willing to ingest orally. Many lotions […]

Balancing Your Pitta Emotions This Summer

By |July 12th, 2015|

As the temperature begins to spike this summer, you may notice that your emotions can often mirror the sticky situation outside. Perhaps you find yourself getting agitated, critical and impatient during the dog days of summer. Summer is governed by pitta dosha (fire + water) which has the qualities of hot, dry and light. […]

The Health Benefits of Ashwagandha

By |June 10th, 2015|

Summer has arrived in the Pacific Northwest and with the higher temperatures more people can be seen running and cycling outside.  As the daylight hours increase, we will be more active and will need more energy throughout the summer months.  According to many traditions, ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, Solanaceae family) is a perfect herbal support […]