Stocking the Natural Medicine Cabinet

  I am not a medical professional, or an herbalist. I just know what works for me and my family, and would like to share it with you. Our medicine cabinet looks like most, we have a couple of over the counter pain relievers, band aids and vitamins.  But there are a few things you will find that are not in your average medicine cabinet. Some you may have heard of, some of these may be new to you. ...more

11 Natural Treatments For Depression: An MD's Tips For Skipping The Prozac

As an MD, I’ve watched too many of my colleagues yank out anti-depressant samples every time a patient starts to cry. So on behalf of physicians everywhere, let me apologize for our trigger-happy prescription-writing behavior. I don’t mean to diminish the pain someone who is depressed might experience. But tears are healthy. Sadness doesn’t always need treatment. And it’s important to remember that the pain muscle and the joy muscle are the same. If you can’t feel one, you won’t feel the other....more

Lissa, thanks for offering a physician's view on this. Instead of talking about my manipulative, ...more

In Honor of the Upcoming Holiday: 20% Off All Consultations!

Over these next two weeks: - We will overeat. - We will over-schedule. - We will have lots of last minute things to do. -...more

21-Day Chapparal Cleanse Review

Yesterday was the last day of our 21-Day Chapparal Cleanse. ...more

Care Package

- this post otherwise entitled "This is how you Get Well Soon!" er, package. ...more

An Easy Winter Tip for Toasty Toes (using cayenne!)

As I'll say below, I first got the idea for this trick from my herbal "bible" - 10 Essential Herbs...more

That's Right, There's Water Coming Out of My Nose. What?

With the winter approaching and everyone having sniffles and coughs and throat-clearings and the like, I thought it would be a good idea to share my secret weapon against chilly weather maladies.  (don't be afraid....more

Ferritin and Restless Leg Syndrome: Natural Remedies

After about 3 weeks of regular iron supplementation, I started to notice a difference in my son's sleep patterns. He wasn't waking nearly as much, he had stopped kicking/bucking his legs, stopped traveling all over the bed, and didn't want to nurse all night long as he had before. He also started to fall asleep in about 15 -20 minutes versus two hours of running around the house. He was still waking once or twice, but this was a huge improvement from every other hour....more
I just want to add that magnesium (citrate) before bedtime (nature's muscle relaxer) is often ...more

Herbal and Natural Remedies for Pets

Animals, like humans, can suffer from a plethora of common ailments that can make their lives miserable. This is why loving pet parents need to not only protect their pets from the discomforts that can besiege them; they should also find a way to do so without the use of harsh chemicals.The solution of course is via the use or of organic, holistic an herbal remedies that are gentle and safe for not only animals but their human caretakers. ...more