March 6, 2020

A lot of folks have been emailing and texting me all day with questions about immune support, so I thought I'd just write a big ol' blog post. Please understand this is all based on my education  and opinion.This is a VERY basic overview of effective herbs and supplements.  I am not diagnosing or prescribing anything, merely sharing information and making recommendations. I hope you find it useful, and feel free to contact me...

January 16, 2020

Here we are, deep into cold and flu season. I want to share one of my favorite recipes for boosting the immune system both before you and your family are sick, and while you may be symptomatic. This specific recipe comes from my dear friends at herbFOLK community medicine, and I think it's fantastic, so I'm excited to share it with you all. 

ELDERBERRY ELIXIR is a classic remedy that is most effective when taken regularly...

January 16, 2019

When I was 24 years old, I found myself backpacking in New Zealand. Even though I had a lot of experience hiking through the deciduous rain forests of northern California, this forest was different. All the trees were different species I had never seen before, and it was so green. I remember talking with my partner, and both feeling like we couldn’t see the forest through the trees. When I looked over the side of the trail, I...

September 4, 2018

Well, it has certainly been quite a year! After closing my practice ins Santa Barbara in the late spring, I am thrilled to announce that I am working toward opening my home-based practice here on Bainbridge Island, in Washington State. While I am forever grateful to all of my patients and clients in Santa Barbara, living in the trees and working from home have always been a dream of mine, and I am elated to see it coming to li...

December 23, 2017

My heart goes out to our community members who lost their homes and livelihoods to this tragedy. I can only imagine the magnitude of your suffering right now. I wish I had words for you, but all I have is an open heart...

I am one of the lucky Ones. My home and my family are safe. We we had an easy place to land when we were displaced. Our home was not *really* ever in eminent danger. 

But this morning, when it was time to wake...

December 15, 2017

As I watch a hazy sunrise from Northern California, I want to check in with you. At this point, my clinic remains closed until the air quality is no longer hazardous, especially to young children (fingers crossed, sometime next week!!)

I deeply apologize for the inconvenience. Please let me know if you need a re-fill of herbal prescriptions, and I will have herbs shipped to you ASAP, or guide you where to pick them up wherever...

December 3, 2017

Being a mom and a health care provider, I am often consulting parents who are nervous about their kid’s fevers. As soon as the temp is over 101 a lot of folks start to worry, and give their kiddos something to lower the fever (usually Tylenol). But (in my opinion**) this is really not the best course of action, and here’s why:

Why do we get a fever?

When there is an infection in the body (including a common flu virus) the body n...

May 27, 2017

A lot of mamas come to me in their third trimester. While I treat women throughout their entire pregnancies, the third trimester can come along with the added bonus of exacerbated symptoms such as insomnia, heart burn, swollen ankles, and carpal tunnel-- all symptoms that will bring them in to my office. Yet regardless of why they are coming into my office, there is one questions that I always ask: “Is your baby head down?”


February 23, 2017

It’s been a few weeks now, and the change in the Chinese zodiac is palpable. Just like the change of the seasons bringing about a predictable new energy—winter is introspective, spring is new and energized, summer is vibrant, and fall is abundant – the Chinese zodiac is a rotating calendar cycling through 12 different animals, each bringing a different energy to that year. Every two years is associated with a different element...

August 26, 2016

Herbal Salves are awesome. From cuts, to bruises, to rashes, and everything in between, I use them almost daily. A salve with higher beeswax content will create a nice lip balm, while adding more oil makes it perfect for massage. Salves are easy and effective medicine to keep around the home, and make great gifts too!

Though there are many on the market that are incredibly effective (one of my favorites is this healing salve fr...

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