The Role Of Herbs In Balancing Women’s Hormones

By |May 11th, 2018|

My favorite herbs for women’s health are adaptogens! In fact, following the interview for my current position, Catherine Hunziker, owner and chief formulator for WishGarden Herbs, asked me which herb I would like to be, to which I emphatically responded, “Holy Basil!”
Adaptogens are generally regarded as plants that help the body adapt to stress […]

Women’s Hormone Balance: An Introduction

By |April 9th, 2018|

The endocrine system is made up of a network of glands that secret hormones to regulate many body functions, such as growth and development; homeostasis, or the internal balance of body systems; cellular metabolism and energy; reproduction; and response to stimuli (stress or injury). A hormone is a chemical substance that serves as a […]

Foods That Help Ease PMS

By |May 19th, 2016|

PMS or “premenstrual syndrome” refers to a group of symptoms experienced in the days leading up to a woman’s period. It can last for a few days or for a few weeks. Many factors can contribute to PMS, but there are also beneficial foods that help ease the physical and emotional discomfort that accompany […]

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 […]

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    10 Tips For Keeping Mom & Baby Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

10 Tips For Keeping Mom & Baby Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

By |January 7th, 2016|

Winter can be a magical time for many. There’s the fresh fallen snow and the dazzling icicles, as well as the fun and merriment of holidays, vacations, and snow days. But for many moms, especially ones with very new babies, winter also represents a hazardous minefield of fevers, viral infections, and runny noses. The […]

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 […]