Ayurvedia & The Female Reproductive System by Carolyn McKay

You may already be familiar with the Ayurvedic herb Shatavari and it’s balancing effect on the female reproductive system.  In addition to Shatavari, there is another Ayurvedic herb that is more than equally revered on the Indian sub continent– Ashoka,“the remover of sorrow.”  Legend recounts that Gautama Buddha was born next to the red …

How To Tip: Hormone Balancing

Herbs such as Chaste Tree Berry and Dong Quai are known for their ability to bring hormonal balance. But there’s another star player in creating hormonal equilibrium. Fiber! When you eat more soluble fiber (think apples, mangos, berries, dark leafy greens, broccoli and sweet potatoes), your liver is better able …

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Electric Roots: Cacao Truffles

Dearest Chocolate,   I have a confession to make- I haven’t always been your biggest fan.  I mean, I’m a fan of course (I’m human), but you’re a little down there on the list.  When most people are scrambling to get a bite of chocolatey goodness, I’m reaching for the …

Five Steps for Balancing the Feminine

“A Woman. The divine female, all powerful and creative force! Life bringing source of infinite love and beauty!” One of my favorite authors and herbalists said it best; “For millions of years Wise Women have used herbs – gathered, eaten, tended and loved herbs.. ” (Susun Weed) As history tells …

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“The Squeaky Cleaner” Skin & Liver Tea

Recipe Dandelion (Restorative and regenerating herb, helps to stimulate and cleanse the liver aiding in the flow of bile) Burdock (Best herb for skin-related imbalances, liver cleanser, blood purifier) Angelica (Great stomach herb with carminative properties useful for digestive weakness) Licorice (Soothing demulcent, helps inflammation of the digestive tract) Horsetail …

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Astrology Forecast: April 2016 Spring is Here!

Spring is here! With the equinox behind us and Mars in Sagittarius for next couple of months, April could be a passionate agent for involvement in progressive social movements and change. Additionally, the Lunar Beltane takes place April 21st! Beltane is a traditional time to renew and reawaken our fire …

The Power of Chinese Medicine

Is it cold and wet outside?  Do you over-work, over-worry or over-eat?  We all do! According to Chinese Medicine, there are many factors that disrupt digestion and lots of symptoms we don’t even associate as a disorder with the digestive system.  For example, weak muscles, weight gain, mucus, food allergies, …

Yoga for Digestive Health

“When you learn to tap into the cues of your body, you will begin to hear what it really needs. You’ll begin to immediately feel the effects of what you put into your body, how your thoughts affect your physical self, and how your physical condition is manifested into what …

Quick & Easy Braised Greens by Carolyn McKay

This is a time of year when the heavier diet of Winter gives way to the lighter diet of Spring. My experience is that my body is ready to begin lightening up. Its a natural time to support the  liver and gall bladder in detoxing and decongesting. This in turn …

Calling Coyote: Re-wild the Self

Q&A’s to rewild the self Coyote! Coyote! Coyote! As I grow older I have found it harder and harder to swallow certain truths.  Whether it’s bad news from a friend, or the loss of my favorite sports team, I just can’t seem to digest it!  I react hot hot hot, …

Electric Roots: Spicy Dandelion Pesto

This bright and cheery Pesto recipe is full of tasty herbal energizers like Dandelion, Cayenne, and Lemon to get the body moving into Spring. This nutrient dense pesto, packed with Vitamin C, as well as Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium, aids in digestion and helps gently tone the liver.. Recipe (Yields …

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