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Ferments – and a recipe!

You may have heard me talk about ferments in this column. For those of you who don't know what ferments are and why you should care, here's a short article and a recipe for you to try. So what is...

 

Herb of the Month: Dandelion

I'm going to start a new section called herb of the month. All herbs have medicinal value and I think if all of you knew more about the herbs that are available, you may start incorporating them into...

 

Ask the Herbalist: Leaky Gut

Dear Karen, I've heard other naturalists talk about 'leaky gut'. It this some kind of new modern-world problem, or is it baloney? And if it's real, how does one know if they have leaky gut, and how...

 

Greenhouses for March gardens

Several people have asked me about greenhouses, so I wanted to do an article for all of you on it. I will say at the outset, that greenhouses are NOT my specialty, and here in Colorado, I have a small...

 

March in the Garden

I love the weather in Colorado. We can have minus-12 one day and 60 degrees the next! It's not fun as a gardener, though. This sporadic temperature variation can continue all the way through June...

 

Confessions of an Herbalist or, things that can make you consider justifiable homicide!

I remember well when it started. It seems like only yesterday I was a happy-go-lucky herbalist. Learning, experiencing and delving into my love of herbs and all things related. My small home-based...

 

SAGE ADVICE - Ask the Herbalist

I want to put a disclaimer right at the top of this article. I am not a doctor. My training is in medicine, TCM and nutrition. I am in no way suggesting anyone choose one methodology over the other,...

 

Cancer-fighting recommendations

We seem to be seeing more and more incidents of cancer than I can ever remember. It’s heartbreaking. Not to minimize the severity of it, but there are many affordable ways to fight it off from a natural perspective if you are so inclined. Below are...

 

Ask the Herbalist – Heart Health

Since this month is heart month, I'm sharing several Ask the Herbalist questions that I have answered concerning heart health. If you have a question, feel free to contact me via the Fountain Valley N...

 

Ask the Herbalist – Heart Health

Since this month is heart month, I will be sharing several Ask the Herbalist questions that I have answered that many people have. If you have a question, feel free to contact me via the Fountain...

 

SAGE ADVICE: Tips for Healthy Living from a Master Herbalist

I remember moving to upstate New York in 2000. I love the snow and cold, so was not the least bit deterred when folks told horror stories of the massive snowfalls and brutal winters I'd encounter in...

 

A Winter Herbal Medicine Chest

It's that time of year again, and though I love the snow and sunshine in Colorado, I hate being shut up inside with all those germs floating around. Even for the healthiest souls, it's hard to avoid...

 

Sage Advice

Hi Everyone! I hope your holidays were joyful and that your New Year has started out great! I’m excited for the new year and what delights it will bring! I am an avid gardener, and anyone who has...

 

Sage Advice

Q: My husband has recently developed eczema on his lower legs. A couple of different doctors have given him creams, which haven't helped at all really. Do you have any natural remedy suggestions? Besi...

 

New year, new you? Be realistic!

Tips for healthy living from a master herbalist Happy New Year! I actually love the New Year. It gives me an excuse to sit down and contemplate the future, take stock of where I was, how far I’ve co...

 

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