Category Archives: Natural Remedies


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Dec 2017

Rattling Coughs and Runny Noses

I love simple effective remedies. For any mucousy respiratory problem such as a runny nose or rattling cough, try this: Chop ½ of an onion, place in a dish in your room and keep the door partly closed. The vapours from the onion will fill the room along with your sinuses and respiratory tract helping them open while reducing mucous production. This remedy is perfect for infants and…

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25

Nov 2017

De-Stress with Tulsi Tea

Also known as Holy Basil, this tea is popular in India and has many health benefits. It not only has a calming quality to the body/mind, but also acts as an adaptogen—a class of herbs that help the body adapt to physical and mental stress. Adaptogens build energy reserves and balance your stress hormones allowing you to deal with situations in a more calm and easy…

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25

Jun 2017

Summer Health Tips

Everyone always feels better in the summer. I find it fascinating that when people come to see me in July and August they always embody a greater sense of lightness than during the rest of the year. Cold contracts our bodies and our energies while warmth and sun relaxes and opens us. I think people feel better in the summer for a number of reasons—the physical…

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25

May 2017

Stinging Nettle – A Powerhouse Herb

This is one of my favorite medicinal herbs and superfoods. Nettles are not only tasty but are chock-full with a load of nutrients. In fact nettles are the most nutrient dense plant in the world—packed with minerals, vitamins, chlorophyll, phytonutrients and protein. I enjoy picking fresh nettles every spring and steaming them as a side dish. (Just picked some yesterday!) You could think of nettles…

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May 2015

The Benefits of Peppermint

This common herb can be found in most people’s cupboards as an herbal tea. Peppermint is a fantastic herb for digestive complaints, especially for cramping, pain, bloating, gas, or nausea. It can also be used for colds and flus where there are signs of heat such as fever and sore throat. It can also benefit rashes and spasmodic coughs. Peppermint opens the skin’s pores allowing…

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07

Oct 2014

Build a Solid Foundation of Health

Getting well and staying well doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does require the willingness to change and of course, taking action. The key is to start off by implementing the essential components of good health and then expanding from there. While it’s easy to brush off these basics as being “too simple” and opting to find health in an exotic pill bottle, it’s…

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May 2014

Qi Tonics

Qi or “chi” is a principle of traditional Chinese medicine. Qi is the vital life energy that supports and enlivens the body/mind system, flowing throughout the body like water through a river, and running through every major organ in the body. Each organ has its own qi that it is responsible for, and a deficiency or stagnation of its qi can result in health problems…

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Mar 2014

Chamomile for Pain

Chamomile is much more than just an herbal tea found in your local coffee shop. It is actually a treasured herb—capable of relieving pain, soothing infants, improving digestion, and calming the mind. The difference between enjoying chamomile as a casual beverage and using it medicinally is in the dosage. In order to get a therapeutic dose of chamomile, try infusing 2, 3, or even 4…

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