We could all use a little extra support to help us focus and stay on task. But for those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, it’s about more than difficulty concentrating. Amongst other symptoms, folks with ADHD tend to have high energy levels, struggle with focus, and tend towards impulsivity. Not long ago, children and adults […]
This post goes out to all the incredible mama’s out there. Whether you’re breastfeeding, bottle feeding, or doing a little of both – we see you and we think you’re doing amazing! In honor of you, we’re going to share some basics on using herbal medicine to naturally boost milk supply. There’s a number of foods […]
Climate change is here and it’s impacting us right now. Wildfires have become more and more severe as warmer, dryer weather becomes the norm. California, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and many other places have been hit hard by this reality. This of course has led to increasing concern amongst the public, across the country, about air […]
Electrolytes are minerals in your body that have an electric charge. They’re found in your tissues, blood, sweat, tears, and other bodily fluids. Electrolytes are instrumental in maintaining balanced water levels and pH in your body. Electrolytes allow the transportation of water into your body’s tissues. Your body cannot properly absorb water into its cells and tissues […]
Taking care of your oral health isn’t necessarily on the top of everyone’s priority list…. but it should be! We now know that gum disease is a risk factor for a variety of health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, asthma, osteoporosis, different types of cancer, gut dysbiosis, and overall systemic inflammation. The point is, […]
Have you ever heard of the lymphatic system? While this is one of the major body systems, many people have never heard of it before! The lymphatic system is hugely responsible for our overall immune health. It works closely with our circulatory, digestive, respiratory, and immune systems to clear out infections, toxins, bodily wastes, and […]
Here’s a little update on medicinals to help you stay healthy in the wake of this pandemic. I’ve included tips on everything from respiratory and immune support, to long hauler’s syndrome, and more. Check it out to empower yourself with some new knowledge!
If there was ever a time to try herbal medicine, it’s now! With a pandemic sweeping across the globe, addressing immune health is more important than ever. There are a number of herbs that can be effective at preventing infection by equipping and assisting your body in fighting off the virus. Here’s a post I […]
These past weeks have been stressful and overwhelming for all of us. We know and we are right here with you. In the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, many people are experiencing more anxiety and stress than ever. Everyday life isn’t quite so ordinary anymore, and it’s hard to wake up in the morning without […]
Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) tea is drunk by people the world over to instill calm and support healthy digestion. As you likely already know, this tea is safe to consume at all life stages and is probably the most popular herbal tea worldwide next to Mint. These sweet blooms are a favorite of native bees and […]
Lion’s Mane is one of those too-good-to-be-true medicinal mushrooms, boasting an incredible array of benefits. This shaggy looking mushroom not only stimulates the growth of brain cells, but also nerve cells in general! It can help you recover from any kind of injury to the nervous system, prevent brain damage and diseases, improve memory, recall […]
Spring is finally upon us and it’s time to start preparing our gardens! This is one of my favorite times of year. I absolutely adore shopping for seeds and planning the garden. All of the abundance that comes from the tiny seeds – food, medicine, and life – is like magic to me, every single […]
Remedy, a local, woman owned, integrative pharmacy in San Diego, was featured for a quick segment on the morning news! Watch Dr. April Segal and I discuss a few quick tips on how to support your immunity. Originally aired March 10, 2020.
We’ve all heard the old adage that oysters, chocolate, and wine are great aphrodisiacs – but what if you want something with a little more punch? Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if you’re planning to spend it with a special someone you might be thinking about ways to encourage a healthy libido and […]
We’ve been hearing lots of talk about respiratory health during the midst of flu and allergy season. Here’s allllll the deets about preventing illness, soothing inflamed sinuses, what to do when you’re sick, and more. Check it out now!
When it comes to our health, our digestive system truly lays the foundation. I know there’s a whole world of nutrition advice out there, but I promise you it really isn’t all that complicated. The most important thing to remember is start small and listen to your body. You are the #1 authority on what […]
Have you ever heard of Fire Cider? Find out why I think this is an invaluable remedy that needs to be in every kitchen!! Click here to learn more 🙂
Stinging Nettles are perhaps one of the more infamous medicinal herbs, as this abundant green grows all over the world and is commonly foraged to make into delicious homemade meals. The green leaves are gathered to add to decadent dishes including herbal vinegar, pestos, pâtés, butter, broths, soups, sautés, casseroles, and more. These vibrant green […]
Happy Thursday!! I just shared an article about three incredible immune supporting herbs you can start using today.
As you may already know, I’m a big fan of efficiency in the kitchen and garden. Our food system has become wildly fragmented, leading to immense amounts of waste and lower nutrient-density foods among other things. If we simply begin to be more efficient with the foods we purchase and cook, we can lessen our […]
Happy Fall everyone!!! I recently wrote a short + sweet post introducing herbal medicine for a local integrative pharmacy in downtown San Diego. Here’s your intro to the fundamentals of herbal medicine 🙂
Since we talked about Marshmallow yesterday, today I’m sharing a delicious recipe for a soothing digestive tea featuring our herb of the week. This tea is highly supportive of the digestive system, helping to encourage digestion and assimilation while also relieving discomfort and bloating. At the same time, several of these herbs have an affinity […]
Marshmallow root has long been one of my most beloved herbal allies. It has been used in cultures across the globe, from the Americas to Africa to Ancient Greece where both Hippocrates and Dioscorides used this plant with their patients. If there was one word I could use to describe this plant, it is soothing. […]
Enjoying food is a universal experience appreciated and valued by people across the globe. Sharing food with our family and friends is truly a source of joy and connection, but when we can’t properly digest food mealtimes can become a source of stress and anxiety instead. Digestive disorders are chief among the health complaints made […]