ON April 03,2020

Dandelion Greens: 3 Simple Recipes for Spring

As temperatures warm, snow melts, and blossoms emerge, spring cleaning seems to be on everyone’s mind. While some opt for a haircut or a closet purge during this transitional time of year, others may feel compelled to lighten up on more than one level.  According to Ayurveda, the spring season is ruled by kapha dosha…

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  ON March 30,2020

Why We Need To Care About Animal Adoption and Rescue

It is important to remember that human beings share the planet with countless other inhabitants. As one part of a larger whole, we have a responsibility to respect and care for our fellow earth-dwellers, including plants and animals. When it comes to animals, people especially love their pets. There is so much we can do…

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  ON March 27,2020

3 Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Recipes

The most important prevention measures we can take right now are staying home and practicing social distancing if leaving the house for essential work or trips to the grocery store or pharmacy—that is, staying at least 6 feet away from other people (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2020a). Washing hands thoroughly with soap and warm…

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  ON March 24,2020

Dark and Stormy Mushroom Bitters Recipe

There are plenty of ways that mushrooms can be used to support digestive health and vitality. One such way is through their bitter properties.  Yes! Some mushrooms have a bitter flavor, and these mushrooms can be used to create mushroom bitters just as you would use bitter tasting plants to create herbal bitters. In this…

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  ON March 19,2020

Safety Discussion: Elderberry and Immune Stimulation Concerns

There has been a great deal of discussion here and elsewhere on whether or not elderberry should be used during the current outbreak of viral illness. For many of us, elderberry is already a common part of supportive care during cold and flu season. Naturally, we’re curious about whether it’s appropriate for use now, and…

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  ON March 19,2020

5 Herbal Insomnia Options For Better Sleep

If you suffer from insomnia, there are effective, herbal insomnia options available that may help to promote peaceful slumber. Read on to explore how diet and lifestyle changes, as well as herbs, can benefit your sleep health and support you in achieving a good night’s rest. We’ll even share a luxurious bath soak and a…

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  ON March 17,2020

5 Essential Mushrooms for Your Home Apothecary

Mushrooms: they are as fascinating as they are mysterious. It seems as soon as you dive into the world of mycology, there is an overwhelming amount of information to learn, many rabbit trails to follow, and as many unanswered questions as there are answered ones.  While the scientific community has dubbed the study of fungi…

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