Vasomotor flushes, also known as hot flashes, occur when blood vessels dilate more than usual in the skin of the upper body and face, allowing more blood to flow to the area and resulting in heat and redness. Some may also experience perspiration and an increase in their heart rate, which can lead to […]
Nearly everyone these days experiences some type of “stress” in one form or another: work, personal life, parenting, school, and so on. But stress has become so commonplace that sometimes we forget that it affects us in unnatural ways that can take a toll on our health. Women, too, are often impacted more significantly […]
The ebb and flow of a woman’s body through the many stages of life are well supported with herbs that humans have evolved with over millions of years. The botanical dispensary offers a number of nourishing and restorative plants that contain compounds with a biological familiarity that the body recognizes, and has the wisdom […]
Herbs are a beautiful complement to help women gracefully move through life’s different stages. Along with food and mindfulness, herbs can be safe, effective and powerful support for your health.
The herbs discussed here support women’s health through the challenges that come at different times of the month, the year, and throughout life. While herbs […]
I’ve come to find that my relationship with herbs is ever-changing. I have those that I love on a consistent basis, but I gravitate towards a different handful at a time. I believe it’s important to pay attention to the directions we’re endogenously pulled in. Perhaps, for example, I’ve fallen in love with motherwort, […]
When my mother went through “the change,” her house felt like an ice box. Like many other women in perimenopause, hot flashes were one of her common complaints. To make matters worse, she was working the graveyard shift at a time when her body needed every additional ounce of support. Lack of sleep, inadequate […]