Herbal Healthcare Blog

A New Year can bring with it many challenges. It’s unrealistic for us to think that we can hit the ground running after just completing (another) challenging year. Our bodies don’t reset on January 1st–unfortunately.
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We hear about “detoxing” a lot once the holidays are over and we hit New Year’s. Whether we’re looking to clean up after a period of indulgence or lose some weight that we’ve been holding onto for a while, a detox might be tempting. But what does it really mean to detox?
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New parents have all kinds of new challenges to their daily lives. While we’ve heard many times “sleep when the baby sleeps”, this isn’t always possible! There are a number of other tasks that will feel important to get done in these precious moments of freedom.
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Do you suffer from dry, chapped skin during the winter? Once the cold weather hits, the mixture of outdoor and indoor air dries us out and specialized winter skincare should become a priority!
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Both the common cold and seasonal influenza are viral infections of the upper respiratory tract. What differs is the virus itself. If you have a cold, you’ve been infected by the rhinovirus, and if you’re suffering from the flu virus, it is a influenza virus.
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Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays many important roles in the body. It is formed within the body by our exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine” vitamin because the manufacturing process begins in human skin when it comes in contact with ultraviolet light from the sun’s rays.
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There are a number of preventative measures we can take as we move into the winter months and the holidays are fast approaching.
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If you’ve had a bladder or urinary tract infection before, you’ll remember the symptoms. Bladder infection symptoms include urgency, frequency, burning when you pee, dark or cloudy urine, pain, fullness or tenderness of the lower abdomen, blood or foul-smelling urine, or trouble peeing all together. These symptoms can be incredibly unpleasant and can quickly interfere with our day-to-day functioning.
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Arthritis affects millions of people a year and limits their ability to live life to the fullest. People who suffer from arthritis are often looking for ways to reduce inflammation and get back to their previous level of pain-free mobility. What relieves arthritis pain in joints?
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As the seasons change and the weather stirs up leaves, dust, and pollen, our seasonal allergies can rear their ugly head. In the fall, we often have increased sensitivities to ragweed, mold, and dust mites.
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Now that the autumnal equinox has passed and we’re shifting into a new season, it’s time for a detox!
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Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet this fall could do wonders for avoiding illness into the winter months. By reducing inflammation, we improve the function of our bodies on a systemic level. This includes immune function!
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