Easy Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry syrup is one of the most popular herbal medicines, especially during cold and flu season. Not only does this sweet little berry have antiviral and antimicrobial properties, it also upregulates your own immune response to increase your body’s defense system. You’ll find it in many stores – health-focused and more mainstream. The liquid, orContinue reading “Easy Homemade Elderberry Syrup”

Grill Season!

Hello, burgers fresh from the grill with toasted buns and crisp toppings…summertime is nearly here. In the midst of barbecue, burgers and beachy bliss, it’s easy to add some health into your grilling routine, along with some flavor too! Here’s the things (disclaimer: don’t read this if you don’t want to know how your grilledContinue reading “Grill Season!”

How to Deal with Cold+Flu Season, from a Naturopath

It’s that season…every sniffle, cough and sneeze brings a new wariness. Instead of holding your hand sanitizer as tight as pepper spray in a dark alley, take a deep breath and read on for some natural remedies. Hydration. You already know this one, but it stands the test of time. The winter months tend toContinue reading “How to Deal with Cold+Flu Season, from a Naturopath”

Inhale and Relax: Lavender

Ahh the aroma of fresh lavender…there’s something so soothing and uplifting about it. I’ve been longing to visit a lavender farm for awhile now, to see the fields of the purple flowers dancing in the breeze in person. Someday soon, hopefully. In the meantime… Lavender is thought to have originated in the Mediterranean and isContinue reading “Inhale and Relax: Lavender”

Warming Winter Drinks

Here are a couple of my favorite wintertime drinks, that are both healthy and warming. Treat yourself, including your body, well. Mocha Maca Mushroom Latte: This is a delicious warming drink that’s an uber-healthy and energizing version of hot cocoa. Cacao is the chocolate bean in its raw form ground into a powder, and it’sContinue reading “Warming Winter Drinks”