Long before the arrival of the earliest spring flowers, I’ve been daydreaming of some charming little DIY project to do outdoors as soon as the weather warms enough and the April heavy showers come to an end. Don’t you ever just need to get outside and drink in the exhilaration? It smells so good and the air feels clean and alive.
It’s the season of flowers, and sweet violets are plentiful in lightly-shaded backyards, hedgerows and along hiking trails throughout North America.
Talk to any doula, midwife, or old hippie mama (like me) and you’re pretty much guaranteed to hear about the importance of drinking raspberry leaf (RL) tea for pregnancy.
[Note: adding lots of crushed red raspberries gives the pretty red color above. RL herb alone is the color of normal green tea.]…
One mug of Moon Milk a day has been said to be a natural part of repairing worn, depleted adrenals and paving the way for a seriously stress-free, restful sleep. Historically, the drink has been used in ancient Indian holistic medicine as a remedy for sleep deprivation and is usually consumed before bed….
When I read integrative pediatrician Sheila Kilbane’s first encounter with PediaSure®, I choked with laughter, bc I personally know how awful the stuff tastes! [I thank Sheila for writing the second part of this post for me. She is a true advocate for children and parents in the best sense of the word.]
Sheila was on a long road trip three years out of pediatric residency and ran out of food. She was famished and forced to purchase something at a West Virginia gas station. She grabbed a bottle of PediaSure®. It seemed like the only “healthy” choice beside Little Debbies, Twinkies and HoHos. Despite being a pediatrician, until that moment she had never experienced PediaSure® or read the label….
In response to my post No Flu Shots 4 Us: We Use Elderberry Syrup (99% Effective For H5N1), many have been sharing (unsolicited) anecdotally how well elderberry does for them to shorten, lessen or halt the flu altogether.
So when a mom commenter stated that her daughter Hadleigh was immunocompromised and had been taking elderberry daily to see if it helped, I did some digging to see if there was anything in science to support that….