Electric Roots: The No Bake Brownie with Turmeric Ginger Drizzle

Anyone who suffers from chronic pain, knows how debilitating, frustrating and even depressing it can be. Lets face it, chronic pain can be the pits. It can genuinely affect daily activities- stifling your energy, affecting your mood and leaving you feeling drained. Like many things in life, it is sometimes …

Calling Coyote: Q&A’s to ReWild the Heart

Coyote! Coyote!  Coyote! I am a person who experiences a great deal of chronic exhaustion and pain.  I have seen many doctors and tried many things but ultimately, I always find myself back to the achey exhausted feelings.  Over time, because of the pain, my life has lost the luster …

Turmeric Tango Tea

Turmeric Tango Ingredients: Vanilla powder Turmeric Chips Cayenne Pepper Cinnamon Chips Cardamon Pods Cloves Black Pepper Pods Ginger Chips This lovely Chai is designed to help reduce inflammation in the body as well as create a tasty tea experience that is even more delicious when paired with dairy, almond or …

Emotional Pain with Head Herbalist, Amanda Furbee

Emotional Pain Pain comes in two identifiable forms: Physical and Emotional.  We most immediately respond to physical pain. If we fall down and scrape our knee we typically have a fast reaction time to the pain associated with the contact between our knee and the earth. The older we get …

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Infusing Oils for Physical and Emotional Pain

Infusing Oils for Physical and Emotional Pain Pain is a difficult subject to understand and even more difficult to gauge on others as we each have out own individual tolerance to it. What may be described as a level 5 pain for one might be a 7 or 8 for …

Chinese Medicine & Qi with Cody Begdorian, LAc

Last month I touched on the importance of improving blood function for women as it’s the most common disharmony.  This month we move on to explain how important Qi is for men’s overall health.  What the heck is Qi?  You may hear that Qi is “energy” or “vital energy”.  I …

MasculiniTEA

The MasculiniTEA Blend is a mineral rich tonic which aids in the overall immunity and balance of men. With the ability to improve prostate health, male hormone imbalances as well as hair loss, this infusion has a great restorative capacity.  This is especially true when depletion is due to prolonged …

Calling Coyote: Q&A’s to ReWild the Heart

Coyote!  Coyote!  Coyote!   Lately I have felt like a sludgey ball of mush.  I am a masculine identified person and even though I was brought up with the expectation that I be strong, powerful and grounded in all circumstances, lately I have been struggling with even getting out of …

Treat yourself…and your beard! DIY Beard Oil

Treat yourself…and your beard! DIY Beard Oil Here in the Pacific Northwest we know how to appreciate a good beard!  So many products today, especially for men, are filled with chemicals and ingredients foreign to our bodies. We care about what goes into our bodies, but lets care about what …

The Ultimate Taco

For this month’s recipe, I consulted our resident Naturopathic Doctor Ose for some guidance on what foods are particularly good for someone with a male body system.  As I offered up some common male “go-to” herbs such as Ginseng, Saw Palmetto, and Sarsaparilla to incorporate in the recipe, he suggested …

How To Tip for June: Prostate Health!

How To Tip for June: Prostate Health! There is far less information available today about men’s health compared to other topics of health.  Many herbalists wonder why this is- is it because men are over all healthier beings?  Is it because men tend to talk less about what ails them …

A Word with Dr. Ose Okojie, ND

Men, Male, Masculine, Muscular, Mean, Mighty, Mad, Master, Monster, Macho, Manly, Mass, Meaty, Malice, More, Money, Mega, Major. These words are typically associated with men and the male gender. But as we know there is so much more. Fully exploring yourself as a human being will elucidated both the masculine …

Astrology Forecast: June 2016 Open the Mind to Clear Communication

Open the Mind to Clear Communication The sun entered Gemini on May 21st and will leave it on June 21st.  The ruling planet for Gemini is Mercury, the planet of mental and verbal energy.  Now that we have moved on from our most recent mercury retrograde, communication will take center …

Calling Coyote: Re-wild the Heart

Q&A’s to Re-wild the Heart Coyote!  Coyote!  Coyote! I have been having a reoccurring dream where I am covered in twisting vines, and as they twist me tighter and tighter, I begin to lose sight of everything around me.  Sometimes that is where the dream ends, and other times a …

“The Feminine Divine” Power of the Feminine Tea Blend

To invoke the Feminine Divine, is to have the courage to stand strong and confident in our decisions, while remaining fluid and open to what the universe has to offer. However you identify, the Feminine Divine is within us all. On a daily basis, we are presented with the opportunity …

Astrology Forecast: May 2016 Embrace your questions

We are about midway through this round of Mercury Retrograde stumbles, which began April 28th.  The planet Mercury rules all types of communication, making this time period especially difficult for contracts and agreements.  Regardless, these first couple weeks of May should hold a great deal of positive energy and motivation …

Chinese Medicine & Blood

It’s all about the blood!  I know, sounds like a horror film right?  Well, the truth is, blood makes up most of our internal body, so if it’s out of whack you will know!  For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has focused much of it’s efforts on balancing …

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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