Fecal Matters

I grew up in a family, for better or worse, where poop was talked about at every meal, even large family gatherings on holidays. Even now, it is not a family get-together without poop being discussed. As a kid this was hilarious, a teenager super embarrassing, an adult hilarious and shocking, and as an herbalist […]

Good-Bye: Sessions, Free Shipping on Products and 2014

2014 was quite the year. To honor the end of this wonderfully difficult year, I wanted to give you one last chance to take advantage of a few specials that I’ve had running. If your New Year’s Resolution is to be healthier, or to take care of yourself in a more nourishing, holistic way… Sign […]

Herbal Medicine Making in NYC – Recap

On December 9th, I had the privilege to teach an Herbal Medicine Making class at the December meeting of the NYC Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG).  Despite the nasty weather, it was pouring buckets all day, around 10 people attended a two-hour long class that was interactive, fun and filled with learning and […]

Burn Out: Throw in the Towel

I have a confession to make: I’ve spent all of 2014 burned out, throw in the towel, no way around it, exhausted. We live in a society that encourages us to push ourselves so far past the brink of exhaustion that we’re running on fumes, leaving our bodies with nothing from which to maintain health, […]

Herbal Medicine Making in NYC

Interested in herbal medicine making in NYC? On December 9th from 7-9pm, I’ll be teaching a hands-on herbal medicine making class at the NYC Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild!   The focus is on medicine making for the cold/flu season and includes information for cold/flu assessment and herbal protocols, plus prevention protocols. The meeting […]

TCM Terminology for All

Why bother using TCM terminology?  Especially when you are not a practitioner, herbalist, or the like?  Because TCM allows one to look at the self, and world as an integrated system.  TCM explains things that cannot be explained within simpler medical terms.  TCM is both very simple and infinitely complex. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) terminology […]

Herbalist Question and Answer Session

I thought an herbalist question and answer session would be appropriate since I, and other herbalists, get asked these questions quite frequently.  Here are my answers starting with the beginning of the process of working together (the intake) through how you know if the herbs are working. I hope you enjoy this herbalist question and […]

Wants, Must-Do’s, and Can’ts vs Can-do’s, Priortities, and Needs, all in the name of “Time”

It seems there is never enough time to do all we want to do, and the things that we want to have happen take longer than we desire. This post is a collection of thoughts that I’ve been having about time, wellness, and everything that goes along with it. I’ve been wondering if having a […]

Breast Tenderness: PMS & Menstrual Irregularities Part 8

This post is for you if you experience breast tenderness associated with PMS and the menstrual cycle, varying from mild to severe, and see your doctor regularly for checkups. If, after trying these methods for three cycles, you do not see results on your own, get in touch with me and book an appointment/consultation.  These […]

Internal Remedies for Menstrual Cramps (Part 7 of the PMS and Menstrual Irregularities Series)

I hope that you’ve been able to see that PMS and menstrual cramps, along with any other menstrual irregularity that may be bothering you, are all tied together.  Symptoms do not exist in a vacuum, by figuring out which pattern most resembles our current state of being, we are able to address the whole body […]

Menstrual Cramp Home Remedies – External (PMS and Menstrual Irregularities Pt. 6)

Let’s tackle some of my favorite menstrual cramp home remedies for external use.  These remedies are simple and effective for menstrual cramps, and are done in the comfort of your own home. Previously, I discussed some of the causes of menstrual cramps. You may fit into one, or more, of the most common categories: Qi […]

Types and Causes of Menstrual Cramps – Part Five of PMS and Menstrual Irregularities

Menstrual cramps range in severity from an inconvenient ache to a nauseating pain.  I used to suffer from debilitating cramps, to put it mildly: it was the pits.  If you are in the menstrual cramp boat, you know how they put a damper on your whole day and limit what you are able to do.  […]