Herb Safety: Buying Herbs

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Frequently in my posts I suggest herbs or herbal formulas. Sometimes, these herbs might not be readily available and may need to be ordered. I want to talk about purchasing herbs safely in light of a recent tragedy in which an infant died of an infection caused by contaminated goldenseal powder being applied to their…

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Holistic Help for Uterine Fibroids

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Uterine fibroids affect a lot of women, estimates range from 50 to 80% depending on life stage and other demographic factors. Medical treatments can relieve symptoms and reduce fibroid size, but they have concerning side effects, including bone loss, and are generally recommended only for short term use or to reduce fibroid size before surgery.…

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Tips for Finding a Qualified Herbalist

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In my posts I sometimes recommend working with a ‘qualified herbalist’. But what does that mean? How do you find one? In today’s post I want to provide some guidance in finding and choosing a qualified herbalist. Registration with a professional organization A simple way to know if an herbalist is qualified is if they…

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Honoring the Spirit of Winter

Winter is a tough season for me, and I know I’m far from alone. I find the short days and darkness difficult, and because I’m out and about a lot less I can easily feel isolated and lonely. I can also tend to be hard on myself for accomplishing less in the winter than I…

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Can a nursing mom do an elimination diet?

Danielle, a new, nursing mom asks how to go about eliminating foods from her diet to determine what is causing constipation. She also says that she is feeling run down and asks what can help her build energy. Hi Danielle. First, congratulations on the newest member of your family! Determining food sensitivities by eliminating foods…

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