Category: Holistic Health

Quercetin & Zinc-Rich Foods Fight Viral Infections

Consuming foods rich in zinc and quercetin is essential for staying healthy, especially during cold and flu season. Zinc is an important mineral involved in multiple aspects of immune system function, including the normal development, differentiation, and function of cells belonging to both innate and acquired immunity.  Zinc deficiency...

What I am doing to stay healthy right now:

I’ve had a few people on social media ask me what they can do  to strengthen their immune system and lessen their chances of developing viral infections.  So, in today’s post, I thought I’d share what I am doing to stay healthy and calm right now. 1.  I  get...

Antiviral Tea

Ingredients (per cup of water): 5-6 fresh whole mullein leaves, medium-sized, per cup of water 1 chamomile tea bag per cup  1-2 tsp. organic raw honey per cup of water Directions: I make this in a big stock pot and store it in mason jars in the refrigerator.  Mullein...

Spinach Frittata Made Healthier With Culinary Herbs

I enjoy cooking with culinary herbs. They really enhance the flavor of foods.  As a holistic nutritionist and master herbalist, I also know the medicinal benefits of herbs and spices.  There are so many good ones, but today I would like to focus on two of my favorites, oregano...

The Best Antiviral Herbs

Two of the best antiviral herbs, sambucus and mullein show enormous effectiveness in treating and possibly preventing colds and flu, as well as many other viruses. Sambucus Sambucus nigra, otherwise know as black elderberry,  has been shown to be one of the best defenses against influenza.  It is a small,...

Natural Options for IBS-C

IBS-C can really affect the quality of life of those who suffer from it.  The symptoms of IBS-C include abdominal pain and discomfort, along with changes in bowel function. Bloating and/or gas may also be present. Changes in bowel function may include straining, infrequent stools, hard or lumpy stools, and/or...

Magnesium: An Essential Mineral

Magnesium is a mineral necessary for proper functioning of the entire body. It is essential for every cell to function and is involved in more than 600 chemical reactions. It is necessary for activating muscles and nerves, creating energy in your body by activating ATP and is essential for the...

The Benefits of Collagen Supplementation

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body.   It’s synthesized mainly from the two amino acids glycine and proline.  Collagen is found in the bones, muscles tendons, connective tissues,and blood vessels, as well as in the lining of the digestive system.  It is also provides the skin with most of...

Keeping It Healthy on Vacation

It seemed like such a long winter! I finally finished my classes in March and am now officially a Master Herbalist.  Additionally, my husband studied like crazy and passed both of his certification exams for work.  We both really needed to take a vacation, so we did just that...

Contentment

When we moved here almost two years ago, due to my health issues, our income was reduced dramatically.  My husband took an early retirement, so his pension was not what it could have been if he had waited another eight years, which was our original plan.  However, our plans...