10 Medicinal Herbs to Help You Through Cold and Flu Season

Herbs for cold and flu

Hey, everyone! It’s October! (Whaaaat?!) I’m doing a talk today at Parallel Yoga in Abbotsford, on the topic of herbs and their associated health benefits. (Specifically, their benefits during cold and flu season.) During this talk, I promised to share my presentation via my website, so here it is, in all its Power Point glory….

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Spring into Incredible, Edible Flowers

Springtime blooms are exciting, because they signify new beginnings and new life. So why not enjoy them in a new way—as beautiful garnishes and healthy additions to our favourite foods? In a 2012 study conducted by Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., researchers found “that flowers increase happiness and life satisfaction, and lead to increased contact with family…

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Make Your Own Medicinal Tea

Last month, my third book was released into the world. The Good Living Guide to Medicinal Tea: 50 Ways to Brew the Cure for What Ails You is officially in a bookstore near you. Or at the very least on Amazon HERE. This book is different than my first two, because unlike them, I had…

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10 Herbs for Prevention and Treatment of Colds and Flus

Researching herbs has temporarily taken over my life. Because I’m currently writing a tea guide, I’m inundated with amazing facts about an enormous amount of medicinal herbs. Yesterday I spent about two hours researching herbs that expel worms and kill lice. (Aaaaaaand I’m still itchy. *Shudder…) Since we’re smack in the middle of winter and…

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Dress Your Salad Healthy: when it comes to salad dressing, less is more

The average salad dressing has over 20 ingredients; with a quarter of them typically being unpronounceable. Is that necessary? With far more calories and over double the sugar, what benefits are store-bought salad dressings lending us, besides a whole lot of extra filler? By creating your own concoctions, you can tailor them to fit your…

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Smoothie Inspiration: new ingredients to try today

Who here is guilty of blending only fruit? I mean, fruit is awesome, and an all-fruit smoothie rocks, but you can totally up the ante by throwing some veg in there, peeps! I’ve tried to blend (almost) everything, and I’ve had some amazing success along with some epic fails. (Don’t blend roots. They’re weird.) Here…

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Aloe for Digestive Health

Although you may not yet know it, your kitchen probably houses some pretty awesome natural digestive cures. Apple cider vinegar, ginger, peppermint, fennel, and lemon are a few examples. You shouldn’t have to run to a pharmacy for these—your local grocery store should carry them. The nice thing about using whole foods and natural ingredients to…

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