Herbal Heatwave ~ Horseradish

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  I’ve written before about my childhood aversion to horseradish. As a youngster I consistently avoided any contact with that suspicious looking bowl of prepared ‘white stuff’. My dad, an amazing cook, blessed us with years of new taste experiences. Eventually the family came to recognize the subtle heat in various condiments, sauces or soups—courtesy [...]

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Herbs to help with Digestion

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In my herbal medicine practice, one of the prevailing “themes” which seems to be at the root of the majority of ‘imbalances’ or ‘sensitivities’; is a malfunctioning digestive system.  There are such great helpers in the herbal medicine chest and so many botanicals which are easy to add to our daily routines and can make a [...]

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Cilantro~10 reasons to enjoy this herb often!

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Cilantro? You either LOVE it or you don’t! It’s not one of those gentle herbs on the sidelines that everyone likes. If you’re in the “fan of cilantro” category, you may be interested to know that it is a powerful herbal ally. If you’re not fond of cilantro, you may want to find ways to [...]

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Is Garlic good for you? Let me count the ways…

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I absolutely love Garlic!  Do you?? There are so many reasons to include this pungent member of the Lily family in your daily meals, anytime but especially now.  I will eventually make a “glossary” to help with herbal terms but in the meantime, please contact me if the properties below are indecipherable! The huge list, [...]

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To Cleanse or NOT ? and Why?

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To CLEANSE or NOT? And … What does this all mean? It’s Spring, and thoughts turn to “lightening up” in general.  ”It’s like spring cleaning…to reduce or get rid of all that clutter.  This “lightening up” can aid in weight management and, with energy levels if we feel fatigued. But – Do we need to “CLEANSE” ? Many feel [...]

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Eat YOUR Greens ~ What’s first on my List?

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When Spring bursts forth, we are inspired to think about the SPRING CLEANING ritual ~ of home and body. There’s a change of energy in the air.  We feel enlivened…Well we do, if we’re living in ‘the 4 seasons’ and there’s that feeling…IT’S TIME NOW !!! Time to lighten up – Time to move more, to get [...]

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