How Foods Heal- Using Plants and Acupuncture with Ben Stanford

Herbs have always been near and dear to my heart and they still are.   By meeting with my regular naturopathic doctor I was taught that a number of plant foods, fruits and spices offer the same healing powers as herbal remedies.   For example I eat celery almost every …

Flea Relief Spray for Dogs!

This very simple blend of essential oils is great for tackling FLEAS! You know all about those little boogers and how hard they are to get rid of once your pup has them. I suggest starting to apply this spray a few weeks before flea season hits your area. Apply …

Astrology Forecast: June 2017 Be Present

Spiraling away from last week’s Gemini New Moon, the first days of June have contained a great deal of momentum and movement for most of us. Gemini season, ruled by Mercury, is all about communication and with the Summer Solstice right around the corner, this is a wonderful time to …

Electric Roots: Blackened Tempeh Steaks with Creamy Collard Slaw

Hey y’all!! Summer is FINALLY here! Ok, not officially for a couple weeks but if I leave without any jackets and it’s still light out at 9pm, we’re close enough right?  Some of my favorite things about this time of year are all the gatherings around the grill, parties in …

Pets and Animal Health with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

The big dreamy eyes, perked up ears, and undeniable love we receive from our animals simply does not compare to any other. As pet owners, we want our animals to have the best quality of life, food, and care around. Whether it’s your favorite shaggy tail dog, Berkeley James (pictured here) …

Minds Meanderings: Poetry by Kelsey Bostwick

.:::catnip trip:::. with this key a delirious door, which lays deeply imbedded in most cats’ genetic codes, unlocks … opening to a surreal space of heightened hallucinogenic play. affecting felines from domesticated cat (creatures) to leopards & lynxes alike, this magical mint manifests much more than mystically amusing meows. through …

Herbal How To: Treat Arthritis, IBS and Tumors for Your Furry Friends

Does your canine companion have weak joints, allergies, kidney disease, dental issues, irritable bowel syndrome or cancerous tumors? As our furry friends age, inflammatory health issues can really start to multiply but there is an amazing herb that you can introduce into their diet that will address ALL of these …

Pet Power Powder Blend

This month, in place of our Tea Blend of the Month, Vicky has created a nutrient rich powder blend to give your pet optimal vitality. Packed with B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium, . this blend will tone their tissue, improve their digestion, improve their immune function, and shine …

Skin Healing and Scar Reducing Salve

Making a salve can be fun and rewarding. Its really so simple to make! This is my favorite recipe for creating a simple skin healing and scar reducing salve.   Choose what herbs you would like to infuse. Do your research because you may find some that are better suited …

Astrology Forecast: May 2017 Beltane Clarity

Mercury Stations Direct on Wednesday and these first few days of May will seem more grounded with powerful Earth energy restored. With all the newfound clarity, this would be a good time for Self-Reflection. Behold your entanglements, measure your capacity and invite the observant nature of Taurus into your being. …

Blowing in the Wind by Patrick Garretson, L.Ac.

As spring emerges into it’s fullness, I am reminded of the thing which initially sparked my enthusiasm for acupuncture and Chinese medicine- allergies. Most of us come to this medicine because of some healing story from our life, whether our own or someone close to us, that changed the way …

Minds Meanderings: Poetry by Kelsey Bostwick

.:::fabled immaculate faith:::. suddenly, her string is seamlessly seen … if one follows the fabricated fabled thread through time, an inverted portent past professing perverted promises of virtuous virginity is found. her oral origin unraveling from distant greek tongues expresses incessant ingestion by monks & marys to stifle sexual desire …

Tea Blend of the Month: Yin Yang Synergy

Yin Yang Synergy Tea is formulated to promote reproductive and sexual health in people of all genders and anatomies! Our goal was to create a tonic blend that would not conflict with hormonal birth control or HRT. We chose herbs to calm inflammation, prevent pelvic congestion, provide vitamins key to …

Herbal How To: Balance Your Hormones with a Milkshake!

Chronic stress, pollution, and unhealthy eating habits can create long term disturbances in our stress, sex, sleep, and metabolic hormones. However, adaptogenic herbs such as Astragalus, Ginseng, Eleuthero, Schizandra, and Ashwagandha can actually balance our hormones, provide us natural energy boosts and bring back our vibrancy! Some adaptogenic herbs stimulate the parasympathetic …

Electric Roots: Spring Green Veggie Patties

Hi friends! May is my birthday month and a batch of veggie burgers is up there on my list of favorites to make, so I’d like to share this recipe with y’all, (yup, definitely a Taurus baby over here). There are maybe a million ways to do a veggie burger …

Gender and Hormones with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

As humanity evolves and grows so does our idea of gender. If you take a moment and observe all around the world, each culture has its own traditions and roles regarding gender. Traditions are passed down from older generations and social system, and become the standard for what is acceptable …

EARTH DAY with Guest Blogger Amy Buglione from Skout Backcountry

Happy Earth Day!! How do you plan to spend your Earth Day?! It’s amazing that we live in the Pacific Northwest where we have so many ways to connect with the earth and so many environmentally focused organizations to get involved with. Skout Backcountry is all about providing the best …

Minds Meanderings: Poetry by Kelsey Bostwick

.:::sanctifying catholicon sanctuary:::. boswellia serrata strokes a symbiotic sonata through freely flowing givers via the land of five rivers. he is timelessly known for anointing jesus ungrown. with his blood he delivers a mystic omen rousing shivers. pliny the elder tells his tale as a tree who cries golden tears …

Astrology Forecast: April 2017 Remain Malleable

With FIVE planets stationed retrograde by the end of April (Venus, Mercury, Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter) you will likely feel the heat and frustration coming from the folks and the situations around you. But as long as you remain malleable and kind in your interactions, you’ll reign flametender up through …

Electric Roots – Toasted Curry Carrot Dip

Electric Roots: Cooking with Herbs! I could go on for pages about autoimmunity with it’s complex nature and seemingly endless factors. As someone who has been diagnosed with one for quite some time, I know it can be challenging figuring out what works for you and what doesn’t, and for …

Herbal How To: Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome with Calendula

When many of us think of Calendula, we visualize the bright orange flowers that make her the Queen of the Marigolds. We’re all familiar with her amazing ability to heal tissues when infused in a simple salve. Indeed Calendula and Plantain are a famous pair for their incredible vulnerary properties …

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