Sunday, April 1, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Licorice & Barrett’s Esophagus

My latest article for natural news 
Licorice, or Glycyrrhiza glabra, is a legume and member of the Fabaceae, or pea family. It has been used for over 3,000 years to treat a variety of ailments. Currently, medical studies support the use of licorice for the treatment of inflamed intestinal tissues, but its does much more than just that. Not only is licorice an adaptogen and strong anti-viral, but it can also be used specifically in the treatment of Barrett’s esophagus….
Read the rest of the article on NaturalNews: Licorice & Barrett’s Esophagus

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Learn to Love Fevers, NOT fear them.

Check out my newest article for Natural News- demystifying fevers and explaining how and why they are healing process the body is designed to go through and NOT a symptom that needs to be suppressed.   This is an issue fundamental to naturopathic philosophy, to support the body in its healing process or turn of the symptoms?  Parents and patients need to understand the difference.

"One of the biggest misconceptions in health care today is the role of fevers. Through misunderstanding, many parents fear fevers, when they should love and respect them. A fever is one of the most extraordinary and intricate healing processes in the body. It plays out like a symphony, orchestrated only when needed to stimulate an immune response, destroy invading organisms and promote the restoration of health. The American Academy of Pediatrics voiced concerns in a 2011 study, concluding that parents need to understand the fever itself is not endangering to a healthy child. In contrast, it's actually beneficial and the primary goal of treatment should be to improve comfort, rather than lowering body temperature alone...." 
Read the whole article here: Learn to Love Fevers, NOT fear them

Monday, January 9, 2012

Love the Dawn

Dawn, Alphonse Mucha
Today as many times before, the sun has lit a streak of fire in the sky, but in morning of the new day, I am pushed from the hastening trolley bus like a cork from a bottle. Men and women love the dawn for it's freshness, for it's promise of new beginnings. In the morning therefor, I am not frightened that I have chosen to live a life unlike that of other young men." - John White, Welsh poet

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Moon Garden 2011

This year, we were excited to go all out with garden space we have at our Elm St Castle. Morganalefay & EternalInnerSmile busted their humps cleaning up the beds and fixing the weathered greenhouse that we are also SO lucky to have on the property.  They started the bounty of veggies, tons of cooking herbs and many many medicinal herbs. Not sure what to flourish next, I decided to surprise the girls with a little project of my own- a Witch Inspired Moon Garden....
....For the whole story, check out my post on my other blog, Blossoming Consciousness: Moon Garden 2012