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Making a Relaxing Herbal Bath Salt

Who doesn’t love a warm bath?? 🙋🙋🙋 I want to share one recipe that is guaranteed to ease your nerves and ensure a good night’s sleep. You’re going to want to add about 2 pounds of bath salt to your bath. The water shouldn’t be too hot, but warm – around 100 degrees is about …

Recovering from Illness

One of the toughest things to do when you’re finally feeling better after days of being bed-ridden from illness is to continue to rest. However, this could possibly be the most important thing you can do in order to fully recover. As adults, we tend to push ourselves too hard. When we get sick, we …

I Need Your Feedback!

Every day I sit down to write a little something to educate and empower you to take control of your own health. However, with this quarantine thing going on, I’m having a difficult time figuring out what you would like to learn more about. I really don’t want to focus on what to do if …

What is Candidiasis?

What is Candidias? Candidias is an overgrowth in the GI of the Candida albicans, which is always in the GI but becomes a problem if not kept in balance. Did you know that women are 8 times more likely to get it than men?   Possible Symptoms chronic fatigue/loss of energy decreased libido bloating, gas …

Stomach Upset Due to Stress

The digestive system is highly innervated. It’s constantly sending and receiving signals from the brain, interpreting and making adjustments as needed. Sometimes there are messages that don’t give us the best results. When we’re sending emotional stress signals, the body takes that as an order to slow down in order to send resources to the …

Hay Fever/Allergies

Are you one of those unfortunate individuals who deal with seasonal allergies? During this time of COVID-19 and quarantine, you may be getting glaring looks from strangers if you’re walking through a grocery store sneezing. Keep reading for a few things you can do to help decrease your susceptibility to allergies/hay fever. * Symptoms of …

What Role do Adaptogens Play in Immunity?

If you’ve been keeping up on my previous posts, you saw how the endocrine system and immune system are interconnected. The way you process stressful situations can either enhance or destroy your immune system. Definition Plants that help an individual “adapt” to stressful situations or environment. It helps restore balance and increase resistance against all …

Immune-Boosting Foods

If you’ve been reading my blog/beamer posts, you’ve often seen me write about good nutrition. Sadly, nutrition is one of those things that’s often overlooked when seeking ways to boost immunity, reduce inflammation and improve health. I can’t stress enough how important good nutrition is when seeking to balance, restore and build your vitality. Here …

Managing Stress with Herbs & Lifestyle

Though this post is about stress, this is really a series on building immunity. If you missed the one where I talked about how stress and immunity are related, go read that first. So what are some ways you can decrease stress? practice yoga practice deep breathing listen to music that relaxes you (You’ll know …

How Does Stress Affect Your Immune System?

Until you start studying physiology, it can be difficult to see how organ systems interact with each other. In the western mindset, we tend to separate things as if nothing is interconnected. Have a headache or fever? Take Tylenol or Motrin. Have an ulcer or GERD? Take antacids. Anxiety? Take a Xanax. This non-holistic view …