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...

May 7, 2016

I was first introduced to this glorious herb while working at Windsong Orchards in New Zealand. Every day at tea time, Jennie, the owner of the farm, would go out to her garden and break a few stems off her glorious lemon verbena plant, gently break them up, put the in the teapot and fill it with boiling water. Within seconds the intoxicating lemon aroma would fill the room. It was my first herbal love affair.

When I moved to S...

March 7, 2016

What a flu that's going around this season!! Eyes, ears, nose and throat all getting inflammed! Since I've been passing this remedy along to so many folks this season, thought I would post it on my blog. 


Here is the easiest and most natural way to combat an ear infection, or ear pain associated with the flu. This recepe has both anti-biotic and anti-viral properties:


Garlic-Olive Oil Ear drops


peel two cloves of garlic

place w...

January 5, 2016

With a kiddo just starting pre-school this month, germs have been coming through my house constantly. I’ve noticed a funny flu hanging around this winter that includes eye irritation. For some there may be slight yellowish discharge, and for others, it manifests as just incredibly itchy and red eyes. So before you jump to harsh treatments and possibly unnecessary anti-biotic eye drops, there is a simple natural remedy that wor...

December 12, 2014

Ever suffered from a lingering cough after you've recovered from a bad cold, that just won't seem to go away? I recently learned about an amazing home remedy for a deep seeded cough that works wonders, and I had to share it!


Post-flu lingering cough can be exhausting. Your body uses a lot of Qi to heal from a bad cold or flu, and when the cough doesnt go away, it's hard to regain your energy. In my office, I will often use cup...

November 2, 2014

If you are a patient of mine, it's likely I have recommended that you incorporate more soup into your diet. Adding nourishing broth to your life can vastly improve your overall state of health. As we get deeper into the autumn seson, now is the best time to warm up your diet with some nourishing soup!

In chinese medicine we talk a lot about specific organs affected by deficiencies. In the Chinese diagnosis system, your spleen i...

October 1, 2014

Having a new baby at home is so exciting, but when your baby has an unhappy tummy or has colic, life can get really stressful really fast!! Over the past few months I have had more questions about how to help a colicy baby than I can count. I want to be sure that my gripe water recipe is easy to access, so I'm putting this up on my blog.


First of all, what exactly is colic?

Colic is a general term used to describe any uncontrol...

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