Category Archives: Holistic Health & Healing

Stress Part 3: Adaptogenic Herbs

According to David Winston, Dr. Nikolai Lazare, in 1947, first defined an adaptogen as an agent that allows the body to counter adverse physical, chemical and or biological stressors.  This is done by raising nonspecific resistance towards such stress thus … Continue reading

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Tyler Arboretum Classes in January, February and March

Hello All! Jean Gupta and I will be teaching three classes at Tyler Arboretum this upcoming winter/spring!  www.TylerArboretum.org January 9th 7-8.30 pm: Herbs for the cough and Cold Season.  Come learn what herbs you need to make your own tea … Continue reading

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Stress Part 2: Taking Steps to Reduce Stress

We all have stress and a certain amount of it is actually quite healthy.  If we could NOT mount a stress response, our body would begin to stop functioning (think of Addison’s disease).  But let’s face it, most of us … Continue reading

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Stress-Part 1: The ill effects of long-term stress

This is a three part series on psychological stress.  This blog will outline the consequences of stress and the following two will cover ways to deal with long-term stress. We live in a time where physiological stress is our greatest … Continue reading

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Spring is coming–time to think about a cleanse!

Even though the spring equinox is weeks away, I can feel the energy rising up in my body—and I can see it in my children even more.  Ah spring.  Our bodies are so ready to end the eating of heavy … Continue reading

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Love Potion #9

With Valentines’ day right around the corner, I couldn’t help remembering when I made a love potion for myself.  In need of some good energy, I created this potion.  The day I took it was the day I met Eugene … Continue reading

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Free Herbal On-line Books

First, I want to give a big “THANK YOU”  to Paul Berner who posted all these free on-line herbal books.  I have put them on my website, so just go to the “Resources” tab and scroll down!  If you’ve ever … Continue reading

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January 1st–Not the time to start that New Year’s Diet!

Another year has gone by, and another resolution made to lose those extra pounds.  But did you know that our bodies are hard-wired not to lose weight in the winter?  This is because our ancestors would often starve to death … Continue reading

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Herbs for Coughs

Herbs for the cough season We had a “meet-up” here yesterday and I wanted to share some ideas that we talked about.  No matter what the “problem” is, when we talk of herbs we often try to categorize them by … Continue reading

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The Flu Season is here–what to do???

Of course washing your hands is very important, but we need to make our bodies strong rather than worrying about all the germs that are out there. Actually, germs are our friends—they help to make our bodies stronger, more able … Continue reading

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