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Herbal Remedies for Menstrual Flooding in Menopause

Herbal Remedies for Menstrual Flooding in Menopause

Being a woman means you will bleed.  Not all blood is from wounds, nor does it have to always be dangerous, scary, or gross.  Bleeding is a natural, normal, and healthy part of a woman’s life. Beginning with menstruation, then during and after childbirth, and finally during menopause.  As a woman slowly changes hormonally during the process of menopause many women experience erratic menstrual cycles and sometimes heavy unexpected flows commonly referred to as “flooding.”  On today’s Apothecary Wisdom we’re continuing our conversation about menopause and menstrual flooding.  I’m so glad you’re here with me today.  Together we’re growing and learning more about woman’s wisdom, botanical wisdom and feminine power.

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Herbs for Menopause and Hot Flashes

Herbs for Menopause and Hot Flashes

Have you felt the pull?  The stirring of something deep inside you? Are you noticing your body, emotions and spirit shifting, changing, and evolving?  Well... you might be starting the process of preparing for your Wisdom Years.  Today we’re talking about how to prepare for the next great adventure of our lives, Menopause, and herbal remedies to soothe Hot Flashes associated with this great shift. 

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Self Care For The Solstice And The New Year

Self Care For The Solstice And The New Year

Here we are in December, the darkest, most Yin time of year.   Nature is asking us to slow down and reflect on the past so we can move gracefully into the future.  Preparing myself for the Solstice and the New Year, I felt compelled to share with you how I process this pivotal and transformative time of the year.  Today, we will clear space, remember our ancestors, celebrate our victories, release our painful lessons, and step more fully into who we are becoming.

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Stay Healthy As You Travel This Holiday With Your Kids

Stay Healthy As You Travel This Holiday With Your Kids

Whether you're traveling by car or by plane you have a lot to pack and prioritize when you travel as a family over the holidays.  There are lots of considerations that you need to keep track of and keeping your children healthy on the trip is a top priority.  It really takes the fun out of things if you are taking care of a sick child at a hotel or in the guest room of someone else's house, especially when you don't have your herbal remedies with you.   

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Natural Oral Rehydration Therapy for Rotavirus and Norovirus

Natural Oral Rehydration Therapy for Rotavirus and Norovirus

Have you ever had the "stomach flu?" The symptoms are unforgettable.

Most of the time, the Norovirus, or the Rotavirus are the culprits of severe vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. The symptoms in babies and toddlers tend to be more serious because of their developing immune systems. 

Read more to learn about how these viruses spread and how to make several healthy electrolyte rehydration drinks.

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RSV From Mild to Severe What You Need to Know

RSV From Mild to Severe What You Need to Know

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) pronounced Sin-sish-ul is a common viral infection.  It can be mild with cold like symptoms lasting 1-2 weeks, or it may require hospitalization.  In fact, RSV is the number 1 reason babies are hospitalized each year. There are outbreaks every fall through spring. The vast majority of babies under 2 years old will get RSV.  Fortunately only 2% of babies with RSV will need a high level of care.

Learn about how to manage mild to moderate RSV symptoms at home with naturally with herbal remedies. Also learn about high risk infants that may require hospitalization.

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Common Holiday Breastfeeding Issues (and How to Prevent Them!)

Common Holiday Breastfeeding Issues (and How to Prevent Them!)

As a La Leche League leader, the holiday season means a huge surge in messages from frantic mamas dealing with high anxiety about their newborns getting passed around, clogged ducts, or a baby refusing the breast (or a combination of all three, which can lead to nasty case of mastitis!).  The most wonderful time of the year typically means the most busy, and it is so easy and so common for mothers and babies to get a little off track from their nursing rhythms with all of the travel plans and distractions. If you are a new breastfeeding mama, here are a few things to keep in mind as you navigate the upcoming season.

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Mullein: A Herb For Lungs and Ears

Mullein: A Herb For Lungs and Ears

On this segment of Apothecary Wisdom Maria will be sharing all about the benefits of Mullein! Mullein leaves are great expectorant herbs helping you to have a productive cough.  The analgesic properties of Mullein Flowers sooth the pain of ear aches!  Listen to todays episode to learn more! 

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Earache Relief Oil: What's Behind The Blend?

Earache Relief Oil: What's Behind The Blend?

We are so excited to share with you our newest product, and why this natural remedy is a great choice for acute ear infection. 

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Earaches: Causes, Evaluating Symptoms, & Herbal Care

Earaches: Causes, Evaluating Symptoms, & Herbal Care

On this episode of Apothecary Wisdom we'll be further discussing earaches; the causes, different types, symptoms, and herbal care.

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