Much like in the world at large, where we aren’t immune from things that happen in faraway places, within our own households we’re really only as strong as our collective immunity. If one person brings the flu in the house, for example, does everyone get it? In our home, we’ve definitely had takedown sickness […]
Could a lack of sleep be impacting the strength of your immune system? Folk wisdom has long promoted the belief that “sleep helps the body heal.” Over the past 15 years, a growing body of research has accumulated supporting the popular wisdom that sleep regulates the immune system and enhances immune defense.
One mechanism […]
It’s safe to say that 2020 has brought us the most unique summer in modern history. While we’ve had to reimagine many of our favorite summertime activities, one thing hasn’t changed – fruity, refreshing beverages are still the perfect treat on a hot day! Whether you’re sitting solo by a pool or eating outdoors […]
In the Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) system, astragalus is revered as a tonic for supporting longevity. By benefitting healthy cell proliferation and DNA repair, it keeps the body fine-tuned and operating more efficiently. Often these tonics were used daily and considered as important as food intake.
Astragalus is also used in TCM to support the […]
At WishGarden all of our herbs are either organic or wildcrafted. Today, most people are familiar with organic and how this is different from conventionally grown. But what is wildcrafting and why is it important?
Wildcrafting: An Age-Old Tradition
Wildcrafting is a traditional term for harvesting plants in the wild. But as the name implies, there […]
There’s nothing quite like an ice-cold popsicle on a scorching day.
Everything about the experience — from plunging your arm deep into the freezer to pull one out, the slow bliss of whittling away at the cooling sweetness, or the satisfying crunch and sticky fingers at the end — is refreshing and reinvigorating. I’m […]