Allergies on top of everything else?

If you are within 20 feet of another person, you probably don’t feel comfortable sneezing right now, even if it is from allergies. The good news is there are many natural allergy interventions that also support the immune system. Differences between Allergy symptoms and COVID-19? Are you analyzing every sneeze and cough right now? AContinue reading “Allergies on top of everything else?”

Beyond Thieves Oil for Seasonal Wellness

Patient questions made me realize it was time to repost this blog. If you end up getting creative and designing your own blend, let me know what herbs you use! Yes, you can use herbs and essential oils to help kill bacteria and fight off wintertime infections. Many companies make blends of essential oils knownContinue reading “Beyond Thieves Oil for Seasonal Wellness”

Serious Steps for Coronavirus Prevention

My letter about the Coronavirus was printed on the opinion page of a newspaper in my region. I was concerned, as was the author of the article I cited, that people were making unsubstantiated promises about how natural remedies could cure Coronavirus. Here are some of the natural interventions I will consider for prevention: ResearchContinue reading “Serious Steps for Coronavirus Prevention”

Sharing Probiotics with my Cats

I am not saying that you need to share your probiotics with your cats. But Moonpie, Bois D’arc, and I have been enjoying this morning ritual, and it had me thinking again about the nature of different probiotics. Here is what I have been doing. When I am feeding the cats in the morning, IContinue reading “Sharing Probiotics with my Cats”

Astragalus: Traditional recipes for the immune system

When it comes to staying healthy during the winter, astragalus is my favorite herb to strengthen the immune system. Astragalus is an immune modulating herb, meaning that it helps rev up or calm down the immune system based on what the body needs. I love this “wisdom” that some herbs offer us by cooperating withContinue reading “Astragalus: Traditional recipes for the immune system”

The Buzz About Bone Broth

When I first heard of bone broth, I had no idea what people were talking about. I mean obviously it was a broth made from bones, but what made it special. So I looked up a recipe. People were simmering bones in water for long periods of time to extract the minerals and other nutrients.Continue reading “The Buzz About Bone Broth”

Beyond Thieves Oil for Wintertime Immunity

Yes, you can use herbs and essential oils to help kill bacteria and fight off wintertime infections. Many companies make blends of essential oils known as thieves oil or its numerous other names . These are probably not the original formula the thieves used during the plague as that probably included garlic. I am wouldContinue reading “Beyond Thieves Oil for Wintertime Immunity”

Natural Ebola Prevention Strategies

So far there are no new confirmed cases of Ebola in the United States, but there have been 5000 false alarms since Thomas Duncan’s diagnosis in Dallas. This tells you how worried people are. On one hand, the Ebola virus has a particularly high mortality rate. On the other hand, Ebola is not as easyContinue reading “Natural Ebola Prevention Strategies”

How to Make New Herbal Friends

Herbal medicine is just one attribute of naturopathic medicine, but it is one of my favorites. In my mind, herbs are like friends with individual personalities. While two herbs might share some of the same activities, they can vary in their strength and their affinity for different areas of the body. I am a hugeContinue reading “How to Make New Herbal Friends”

Shower Hokey Pokey: 1-minute a day to decrease your stress

I put my right leg in. I take my right leg out. I put my left leg in. And I think you can guess some of the next steps, but why am I doing this in the shower? After my normal warm shower, I turn the temperature to cold and step aside. Then I putContinue reading “Shower Hokey Pokey: 1-minute a day to decrease your stress”