I Don’t Have Allergies Anymore

For nearly 6 months now I have not had an allergic reaction to any of my known allergens. I don’t believe it myself. Something happened and something changed but I don’t believe it. My list of ‘allergens’ is not a long one but it has been a unique one. By definition, an allergen is something…

It’s Barley Baby!

We interrupt your normal blog programming for a story about barley. If you have followed The Dancing Herbalist for a fair amount of time you probably have come to learn that I am a dancer and on occasion teach young children. Well I am back to teaching young children and let me tell you-those things…

I am healthy. I take pharmaceuticals.

Many people think they are quite healthy and they don’t need to make changes to their diet, exercise, sleep patterns, or stress levels. For the average individual, if you are taking pharmaceuticals this is your wake up call: YOU ARE NOT HEALTHY. There is a large difference between being healthy and not having symptoms. Aside…

Overcoming Cravings: Healthy Options

Like most people I get cravings. I don’t always have healthy alternatives at hand but sometimes it can be super simple to meet my cravings head on with healthy options that I already have in my kitchen. Craving Sweet Craving sweet foods is probably what we think of most often when we think of craving…

Looking at the Research: Caramel Color

It is hard to learn to educate yourself on what is good and bad for your health. With our Looking at the Research series I hope to offer you the means to do it a little more simply, simply through practice at reading research papers. Today’s paper we will be looking at is Food caramels:…

Why are they ESSENTIAL Fatty Acids?

You have probably heard the term essential fatty acids, or EFAs before. Everyone says you need them but why? Are they really that important. Consider this: we know that supplementing and eating EFAs helps to tread a number of diseases and disease symptoms. If we then maintain a diet that has EFAs in correct proportion…

Coriander/Cilantro: The 2017 Herb of the Year

Back in 2017 the herb of the year was labeled as coriander/cilantro. This herb never had shown up in my life as being that helpful so I skipped posting about it. Now it keeps showing up in weird places. It took me some time to understand that cilantro is the name given to the fresh…

Don’t Sleep on the Job

That after lunch fatigue getting to you? Not feeling fully energized even when you get to work? There are a number of techniques you can use as you go through your day to keep you awake and functioning fully. On top of these, we all know it is more ideal to be getting enough sleep…

Hydration Levels Alter Pain Levels

So many of us experience pain due to inflammation for one reason or another. Arthritis is one of the biggies but if you have any lingering pain from any previous injury, generally this is also due to inflammation. We may also experience pain due to inflammation of the digestive system or any other organ systems…

Keeping Your Skin Hydrated

Its not just water that you need to keep your skin hydrated. I had really bad skin rashes for many years and it took lots of work to figure out what was causing them and to fix it. Once I discovered the problem and removed the problem from my life it was another issue to…

Are Coffee and Tea Hydrating?

This is a big debate out there but really for the most part it depends on how much coffee and tea you are drinking and what else you are drinking in addition to coffee and tea. So whats the problem? Coffee and tea are both high in a kind of molecule that are called tannins….

Hydration and Detoxification

In last night’s Wellness Watch we were focusing on body flora but our conversation led us to hydration. Hydration is a key point to many functions of the body, including maintaining healthy body flora in all of the regions of the body that tend to have bacteria populations growing. I mentioned to Annabelle that most…