Women’s Hormone Balance: Herbal Support for Perimenopause

By |July 24th, 2018|

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, […]

Women’s Hormone Balance: Perimenopause

By |June 18th, 2018|

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 […]

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 […]