Food As Good As The Source

This past week I was out and about and got hungry while I was shopping at a big box store. I wasn’t going to be able to get a good meal for a few hours so I found something that looked relatively healthy: a prepackaged pack of carrots, broccoli, dressing, a piece of cheese, and…

Why The ‘Dancing’ Herbalist?

Many years ago, I started calling myself The Dancing Herbalist. It is me, it is who I am. Many people who do not know me personally ask me ‘Why dancing?’ Movement and dancing is a huge passion of mine, in addition to herbs. I have been dancing since I was a wee one and I…

Nootropics In Your Food, part 3

  Thanks for sticking with us to learn about nootropics in your food. Be sure to check out parts 1 and 2 as well. Niacin, or vitamin B-3, is not known for its association with the nervous system or cognitive function. It is however, known to affect the bodies overall energy levels. Niacin is essential…

Nootropics In Your Food, part 1

You may have heard a lot of talk about nootropic chemicals and how they can affect your body to give you a boost both mentally and physically. My question to you what is causing us to need this boost in the first place? As humans have evolved, wouldn’t we have evolved with these chemicals in…

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…

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…

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…