Natural Ways to Support Your Immune System

So it seems everyone is trying to avoid getting sick by buying all the hand sanitizer (and toilet paper?). The problem with that is, effective hand washing with plain ol’ soap and water is actually MORE effective at removing surface bacteria than hand sanitizer. Using an all purpose castille soap such as Dr. Bronner’s will […]

Supplements During Pregnancy

Congratulations! You’re pregnant (or thinking about becoming pregnant). There’s so much whirling through your mind right now and one topic is likley supplements. If this little one is a surprise, you might not already be taking a prenatal. That’s definitely a key supplement you want to start right away. Ideally, if you are planning for […]

Natural Ways to Protect Your Skin This Winter

While it feels like fall just started, the temperature is already dropping. It’s getting much colder and windier and this impacts our skin. While we don’t have much skin exposured during the colder months, the dry air negatively affects our skin. You might be noticing your skin is a little dry, maybe dull. Maybe the […]

Don’t Force It…Natural Constipation Relief

Let’s face it, everybody poops…hopefully. Constipation is no joke as it’s actually a common problem for many of us. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it’s also not good for your health. In the Western Medicine model, constipation is less than 3 bowel movements a week. In the natural health/holistic model, if you’re not pooping […]

Fermented Foods

Show your gut some love with fermented foods. Fermented foods (and drinks) are foods that have naturally occurring probiotics. The naturally occurring sugars and carbohydrates in the foods are left to sit (and steep when it’s a beverage) while they interact with beneficial bacteria. This changes the chemical structure of the food and it becomes […]

Our Microbiome

I received an email this morning from Dr. Mark Hyman regarding the human microbiome and felt it was something I needed to share. Rather than paraphrase his already short email, I decided to present it in it’s entirety here. Below is the original email with all the information and links he provided. None of this […]

Supplement Choices

If you’ve been into a health food store lately and chances are you have, the shelves are overwhelmingly filled with hundreds of different supplements. This can cause a great deal of frustration and anxiety if the store doesn’t have a well educated staff to direct you towards what your are looking for. What’s worse, is […]

Could you benefit from a probiotic?

Did you know, our bodies have more bacteria in our digestive tract than we do cells in our body Do you need a probiotic? Well, do you drink caffeine? What about alcohol? Do you have any skin irritations such as rashes or eczema? Have you ever taken an antibiotic? And yes, the one you took […]