Symptoms You May Experience With Parasites

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Welcome back everyone.  I hope you’ve been learning about, and becoming less intimidated by, parasites.  Now that you know what they are and where they come from.  Let’s take a look at what parasites can do to our bodies.   As the parasite makes itself comfortable in the host it uses … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Garlic~ Good for more than keeping away Dracula!

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Nothing smells or tastes quite like garlic.  Cooks like it for its flavor and you’ll find garlic in culinary preparations from around the world.  Garlic is full of health benefits which can be received either through consuming the garlic in food or using the garlic in herbal preparations.  Full of … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Wintergreen (Not just a yummy flavor!)

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Wintergreen is typically associated with toothpaste, gum or mouthwash.  Generally, this is a synthetic wintergreen flavor that lends the cool minty flavor we’re familiar with.  This shrubby evergreen native to North America contains methyl salicylate which is similar to aspirin and has historically been used by Native Americans and early … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Ginger

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It seems like the period of time from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day is full of food, sweets, and full bellies!  Fortunately, ginger is an excellent and easy herb to have on hand to help combat any digestive discomforts that might come into your home this time of year.  Widely available … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Peppermint

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Mint is perhaps the flavor most commonly associated with the Holiday season.  The aroma of mint is everywhere this time of year.  A couple weeks ago we mentioned that typically spearmint, not peppermint is used in culinary preparations.  Herbalists tend to use peppermint more frequently than spearmint for a number … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Fennel

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Fennel is an old favorite that is often used for culinary purposes as well as by herbalists.  Typically it is the seed that is utilized by herbalists, but the leaves and flowers are occasionally used and the bulb of the plant is used by chefs.  One of the most distinguishing … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Marshmallow Root

Summertime begs for campfires and roasting marshmallows. Store-bought marshmallows are no longer made with marshmallow root but traditionally were. Marshmallow root is a favorite for digestive and respiratory complaints.

Summertime begs for campfires and roasting marshmallows.  Store-bought marshmallows are no longer made with marshmallow root but traditionally were.  Homemade marshmallows with the root are fairly easy to make following a recipe such as this.  Marshmallow root is high in mucilage which lends it as a favorite among herbalists for … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Dill

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Commonly associated with pickles dill is used medicinally and in food all around the world.  Hippocrates is known for using dill to help cleanse the mouth. The seeds and leaves of the plant are used in a wide variety of culinary preparations and impart a classic flavor, as well as … Continue reading

Have a Colicky Baby?

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Think you have a colicky baby?  – Everyone loves a newborn in its adorable baby outfit, but when the baby is sick with colic or reflux & can’t sleep, that new outfit (or yours for that matter) stands no chance! What is the difference between colic, heartburn, acid reflux or GERD? … Continue reading