Turmeric health benefits ~ How to enjoy more turmeric daily

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Conversations about “inflammation” are everywhere. Here’s a trend that is probably here to stay. As research indicates, “inflammation” is a probable cause of most ‘imbalance’ or dis-eases.  I know it’s a busy life. I know that so many of us are truly rushing from one activity to the next and that the last thing many [...]

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Detoxifying Recipes + ideas for Spring rituals

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SPRING is HERE !!  I am always so excited by the shedding of my winter coat, boots, mitts etc. This year has been especially drastic. Brutal even. I had the good fortune to get away to the sunny south and still got blasted with another 3 months of winter’s wrath! I am grateful for the [...]

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Ruby Fruit ‘Super’ Tea Recipe

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Time for Tea ~ A nourishing favourite: Ruby Fruit ‘Super’ Tea Recipe for you! It’s in ‘between’ at the moment.. Winter and Spring are having a tug-of-war, one day  teasing us with a sunny day filled with birds singing and a hint of warmer days on the horizon, and the next day .. today.. back [...]

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Studio Botanica & The Nourished Living Summit

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Have you ever felt overwhelmed when it comes to making the best choices for your family? The Nourished Living Summit brings together 69 natural health, wellness, and parenting professionals who are dedicated to helping parents care for their family naturally. These experts know that this parenting gig is not easy and as such are arming [...]

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SPRING not quite here? Herbs can HELP your mood!

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It’s SPRING! Time for renewal. Time to celebrate new beginnings. This is first in a series of UPLIFTING ideas for you  I know that we are more than READY!! For many of us in the ‘north’, we are truly fighting to stay ‘up’ after the most difficult winter in decades. Still feeling grumpy? You may [...]

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Power-Packed Teas for Winter

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When I was a child, my mom was a tea drinker. Black tea, black- no milk or sugar. She loved her tea.  Me? not so much. It is really only in the last 10 years or so that I have enjoyed a cup of  black tea, thanks to my friend and neighbour, Brenda. She made [...]

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Ruby Red Herbal Iced Tea

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Whether enjoying a summery day at home on my covered porch or out in the garden, one of my preferred thirst quenchers is a fragrant, ruby-red infusion of hibiscus flowers, rose hips and delightful lemon-scented “Melissa”, lemon balm.  I rarely add honey, however just a little honey does make this refreshing for everyone! 1 part [...]

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Do you want to get rid of that cough?

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There’s a lot of people still hacking and wanting to get ‘over’ a cough that seems to last a few weeks. Are you getting enough rest? Eat nourishing warming foods with my ‘pack of healers’: Onions, Garlic, Cayenne, Horseradish (excellent for lungs!) and Ginger. Here are some ‘home remedies’  to help! Soothing Onion Syrup An [...]

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When everyone is SICK ~ Look after you!

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Everyone around you STILL getting sick? It’s not too late to look after YOU! Ideally you have an immune supportive herbal remedy that you have been taking on and off since the autumn…but regardless — if you start to have “that feeling”…  When every second person at work is sniffling or sneezing, I reach for [...]

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Herbal Infusion for Fevers + Flu

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Last summer at the International Herb Association’s convention, in Corning New York, my dear friend and mentor Rosemary Gladstar, was featured as the Otto Richter award winner and keynote speaker. She spent some additional time with us discussing her love of ELDER ~ herb of the year 2013.** Here’s one of her favourite tea blends for dealing [...]

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