Wellness

Herbs for Anxiety and Insomnia

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Have your anxiety levels gone through the roof lately? Having trouble sleeping? Been gripped by feelings of fear, panic and overwhelm? If so, you are not alone! The world as we know it has been turned upside down in the last weeks due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and governments around the globe are trying […]

Wellness

Herbal Support for Coronavirus

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Staying well and protecting ourselves from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is on everyone’s mind right now. Social distancing is now a catchphrase and people are paying attention to washing hands, using hand sanitizer and avoiding hugs and handshakes. This is common sense and helps prevent the spread of disease.  I believe we should be doing everything we can […]

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Five Herbs For Seasons Change

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In the Sierra Foothills of Northern California, the first fall rains have arrived to soak the parched earth and temper the blistering heat of summer. As the external landscape changes, it seems like an appropriate time to nourish our internal landscape and turn to our herbal allies for support. The shift from late summer to […]

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What are adaptogens?

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Adaptogens are a class of medicinal herbs used since ancient times in China and India to improve strength, stamina and resilience. In China, they are known as Qi tonics and in India they are known as Rasayanas. As modern life becomes increasingly fast-paced and stressful, adaptogens can be used to normalize our stress response and […]