Your Diet is Causing Inflammation, Part 3

So many ingredients in the SAD diet cause inflammation. But it is the preservatives, colorings, and flavorings that we really don’t know what they are doing in the body. They are just not well studied. For instance, did you know that arnica is an approved flavoring agent by the FDA?!?! If you don’t know why…

Your Diet is Causing Inflammation, Part 2

Have you removed the animal products that are causing you inflammation? How about other oils? Rancid Oils This is a huge issue in the United States. Other countries think Americans are stupid and don’t know better. We don’t. They send us all their terrible quality oils and keep the good stuff among themselves. Not only…

New Blog Schedule and Patron BONUS

Thank you all for following my blog so diligently over the past few years. I have been glad to offer you posts at least twice a week, sometimes three during our special events. To continue the growth The Dancing Herbalist, I am now shifting over to Patreon. There will continue to be blogs posted on…

Your Diet is Causing Inflammation, Part 1

Yep, probably. It is. I know some days mine does. Do you have a standard American diet? Oh? You haven’t heard of the SAD diet? Then yes, you probably are eating something that is causing you inflammation. If you have heard of it you are probably more aware of what you are putting into your…

Healing Essential Oil Damage

It is not uncommon these days to see people that have had either their skin or digestive system damaged from inappropriate use of essential oils. The body sets up an cycle of inflammation that just continues to get worse the more it is stimulated either by the essential oils themselves or due to other molecules…

Skin and Essential Oils

Skin, yup we all have it and yup we all have had problems with it at some point. Weather that be acne as a teen, cuts, bruises, bumps, scars, or any number of rashes we all have had a need to use skin care products at some point in time. With essential oils becoming more…

Are you healthy? Part 2

Check out our last post to see if you are meeting the very basic health descriptors listed and get some brief tips to help you achieve those first steps of health and wellness. Urine color is a combination of two things, your hydration level and your bodies detoxification ability. Most people are detoxifying just fine…

Are you healthy? Part 1

Probably most people would say no and not do anything about it. Some people might say yes and might actually be healthy. I know I am not healthy by my own standards but the average person would look at me and my lifestyle and probably say I am healthy. Look over some of these questions…

Herbal Folk Stories

While herbs have many medicinal uses that I talk about there are other uses that have been passed down through the centuries in poems and stories that show how they really were used by the people, the folk uses. Mint (mentha) The neighb’ring nymphs each in her turn… Some running through the meadows with them…

Elderflower

Elder is such a beautiful plant and so versatile as medicine.┬áSambucus nigra, is a large shrub that grows to between 5-10 feet and in the spring has lovely white flowers that grow in clusters at the end of branches. Each of these flowers turns into a little berry which can be used as medicine as…

Savory-The 2015 Herb of the Year!

When I first started to research this past few weeks about savory I was not that enthused. Every year a regional herbal enthusiast group in Florida picks an herb of the year based on herbs that are both medicinal and culinary. This year savory was chosen. While generally it is considered an herb to support…

Benefits of Consistent Movement, Part 3

There are many benefits of movement on the entire body. This long article was written in 2015 on our old blog platform and I am glad to bring it to you again to enjoy. Stress Response It is well known that exercise helps reduce stress. Stress shows up differently in different individuals because of the…