Essential Oils 101

An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile organic compounds from plants. Volatility, in this case, means that they readily convert from a liquid to a vapor form at room temperature.Different essential oils can alter brain chemistry in ways that ...

The Spice Drawer Challenge: Discover the Superpowers in Small Jars

Spring brings a sense of renewal and freshness and a desire to shed the layers of heavy coats and sweaters, extra pounds of sluggishness, the winter debris from the yards, and the old clutter from our homes. One little space that tends to get overlooked in the grand ...

Using Turmeric to Fight Inflammation An Ancient Herb Gains Modern Respect

Inflammation is quite the buzzword these days and there are good reasons for that. Most modern-day Western diseases are rooted in excess inflammation in the body. This may include diseases such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune disorders, asthma, ...

5 Healthy Habits to Help Prevent and Heal Chronic Inflammation

Muscle aches. Joint pain. Gastrointestinal discomfort. Stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia. What do they all have in common? Chronic inflammation.How do we get chronic inflammation? When the body’s first line of healing refuses to turn off due to constant ...

Mimosa Pudica Seeds: Nature’s Gut Cleaner

As many doctors will tell you, the basis of your immune system lies in your gut. After taking long-term antibiotics or other pharmaceuticals (especially steroids), patients can develop severe cases of digestive imbalances, yeast or Candida Albicans overgrowth, ulcers ...