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How to Nurture a New Mom

How to Nurture a New Mom
After giving birth, a new mother goes through tremendous changes physically, emotionally, and hormonally. She changes more during the first 72 hours postpartum than she does during her entire pregnancy! Her body is no longer dominated by progesterone and estrogen. Now, she is under the influence of lactogen and prolactin, two wonderful feel-good hormones that make it possible for her to nurse her newborn. Continue reading

Coping with Pregnancy Pain and Discomfort

Coping with Pregnancy Pain and Discomfort

Pregnancy is a time of great miracle and great strain. Our muscles are pulling in new ways to support new weight, joints become strained, circulation changes, and it all adds up to a bundle of pregnancy discomforts. Staying active and taking care of your growing body will help to keep some of it at bay. The real key is to understand what’s at the heart of your pregnancy discomfort so that you can best address both the cause and the symptoms. Your body will still tell you what it needs -- you just need to listen a bit closer than before.

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4 of the Best Immune Boosting Herbal Teas for the Cold and Flu Season

4 of the Best Immune Boosting Herbal Teas for the Cold and Flu Season

Now is the time to cuddle up with a cup of herbal tea to warm you and keep your immune system strong and steady. Are you ready to receive the potent medicine and sturdy support from healing herbs?

 

In today's blog and episode of apothecary wisdom, I am sharing with you 4 of my favorite immune-boosting herbal teas for the cold and flu season.  I personally formulated these blends for very specific reasons. One is a general immune tea, and the other is to dry up wet coughs, the other is to moisten a dry cough, and the last one is to keep you feeling nourished, strong emotionally, and energetically stable.

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How To Treat A Fever With Herbs and Hydrotherapy

How To Treat A Fever With Herbs and Hydrotherapy

After you watch this 6 part video series about fevers you will be equipped with the facts and practical knowledge about fevers. You can watch Video 1 is the primary video that covers causes, symptoms, types, and treatments of fevers. Or you can watch the other shorter videos that cover the portion you are the most interested in.

Video 2 What is a fever? What are high and low-grade fevers in children and adults? Video 3 covers the causes of fevers. Video 4 teaches how to take care of a fever with herbs. Video 5 demonstrates how to manage a fever with hydrotherapy. Video 6 covers when to seek medical attention for a fever.

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Tracking Your Cycle: With The Fertility Awareness Method

Tracking Your Cycle: With The Fertility Awareness Method

How often have you heard women's menstrual cycle is 28 days, and you ovulate on day 14?

This is a myth that is widely accepted as truth. Sadly this misunderstanding is the cause of countless unwanted pregnancies. And, this myth has prevented many couples who desired a pregnancy from attaining one. 

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Treating A Fever With Hydrotherapy

Treating A Fever With Hydrotherapy
We know there are different categories and grades of fever, but now let's talk about treating the fever when necessary. Hydrotherapy is a great choice when treating fever and can be easily done at home.  Continue reading

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.  Continue reading

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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