The Making of an Herbal Medicine Cabinet

We all have our own version of a medicine cabinet.  For some, having a medicine cabinet means opening up a bathroom cabinet whilst bottles upon bottles of prescription drugs fall out. For others (I fall into this category) it means herbal tinctures, glycerites, supplements, oils, and tea! My medicine cabinet is an amazing collection of organic handcrafted oils, herbal medicine, medicinal teas, and herbal supplements. … Continue reading The Making of an Herbal Medicine Cabinet

What Every Pediatrician & Parent Should Know about the Health Issues Associated with Mold/Mycotoxins

This is a “must read”. Every pediatrician and parent should review this report to learn about the health issues associated with exposures to mycotoxins. Children can be exposed to mycotoxins at home or at school and effects from exposure can be devastating and can lead to Neuroimmune and Autoimmune conditions like PANS. Because my health was severely affected by mold and mycotoxins,  I am extremely passionate … Continue reading What Every Pediatrician & Parent Should Know about the Health Issues Associated with Mold/Mycotoxins

What do I do when the family is sick with a cold?

I often get asked this question when I am speaking or when I am around friends with little ones. So I am going to give you a quick example of what a sick day in our home looks like, using my self as the victim and a few of the many treatments and approaches I use when sickness comes knocking. It’s very important to note … Continue reading What do I do when the family is sick with a cold?

Herbs for Cough and Respiratory Health

My sister recently stopped by in a panic because my 5-year-old niece was coughing non-stop all day, and she has asthma. She has been working on changing their diet and determining her triggers, but for today she wanted me to mix up something quick and effective to help my niece stop coughing. My sister told me that my niece was doing breathing treatments with Albuterol … Continue reading Herbs for Cough and Respiratory Health

Health News: Study finds a link between BPA and childhood asthma

Source: Los Angeles Times Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, are reporting the findings of experiments with mice that indicate exposure to bisphenol-A, or BPA, during pregnancy may increase the chances of asthma in the child. The chemical, used in plastic bottles, linings of cans and other products, has been linked to reproductive problems and increased risk of cancer, among other maladies. … Continue reading Health News: Study finds a link between BPA and childhood asthma

Do you have Thyme?

Yes, I said thyme as in the green herb that we often use to make savory dishes. Thyme isn’t just a delicious aromatic herb to season with, it makes a great tea during cold and flu season and we’ve found it very helpful in aiding the body during respiratory infections or colds. Thyme also has great astringent properties and boasts anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, and antibacterial activities. … Continue reading Do you have Thyme?