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Mullein

Verbascum thapsus Common Name: mullein Other Names: cowboy’s toilet paper (wipe with the grain), great mullein, Aaron’s rod, candlewick plant, cow lungwort, velvet dock, flannel plant, feltwort, shepherd’s staff, torches, our lady’s flannel, blanket herb, rag paper, wild ice leaf, clown’s lungwort, Peter’s staff, Jacob’s staff, shepherd’s club, beggar’s stalk, Adam’s flannel, beggar’s blanket, fluffweed, …

Let’s Talk About Macronutrients

When someone refers to macronutrients, they are referring to the three components: proteins carbohydrates fats/oils Proteins (4 calories per gram) Proteins are made of amino acids, small units necessary for growth and tissue repair. Animal foods such as meat, fish, poultry, milk and eggs are rich in protein. Good plant sources of protein are beans, …

Steps to Get Better Sleep

Most adults need 8 or 9 hours sleep to function well. Anything less than that, and you are likely to be running up a sleep debt, and there is a always price to be paid for that later on. Some people push themselves hard and try to get by on 6 hours or less. Others …

The Whole Person vs. Symptoms

When you experience symptoms, it’s a sign that your energy – or vital force – is doing its very best to protect you. When your body begins throwing off the illness, you may experience external symptoms such as: rashes & irritations eruptions, boils, acne & lumps sweating vomiting diarrhea This is certainly not ideal or …

Is My Poop Normal?

  Poop: we all do it, but not many people like to talk about it (I think that’s normal). But it’s a very important thing to know about, because it can give some insight into your health and digestive function. The above graphic is called the Bristol Stool Chart and is the “gold standard” when …

Fermented Foods vs. Probiotic Supplements

It can be very confusing (and frankly overwhelming) when faced with the plethora of options out there regarding “building a healthy gut.” How do you decide what products are right for you? Here are a few things to consider. Pros of fermented foods such as kombucha, yogurt, kefir, etc. provide external digestion of your food …