Natural Remedies

15 Ways to Naturally Protect Your Family From Fukushima Radiation

With recent news of the Fukushima nuclear fallout leaking radioactive materials directly into the ocean, our lives will never be the same. Radiation from this catastrophe has contaminated and continues to contaminate food crops across the entire northern hemisphere and beyond and can cause […]

By |November 30th, 2013|Mind + Body, Natural Living, Natural Remedies|21 Comments

The Old-Fashioned Hot Water Bottle

It’s the simple things in life that bring comfort, a sense of joy and well-being. Behold, the old-fashioned hot water bottle. Cuddling up with a “hottie” is like sipping a big mug of hot cocoa, snuggling by a toasty fire, or eating a bowl of […]

By |October 24th, 2013|Natural Living, Natural Remedies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recipe: {Spiced Camu Cider} + Healing Benefits

There’s nothing like curling up by a toasty fire and sipping a hot cup of cider on a crisp Autumn night. This healing cider not only warms the body and soul, but contains the Brazilian superfood, camu camu. The buzz about this potent berry […]

By |October 4th, 2013|Food + Recipes, Natural Remedies|0 Comments

Restorative & Relaxing Magnesium Salt Baths

Did you know magnesium is the second most abundant element in our bodies, and is used in regulating over 300 enzymes and reactions in the body? Did you also know that most people are deficient in magnesium?

Sometimes I drink a cup of Natural Vitality […]

By |August 11th, 2013|Mind + Body, Natural Living, Natural Remedies|1 Comment

10 Safe & Natural Ways to Manage Hormonal Pregnancy Acne

I recently received an email from a reader asking which products are safe to use for her pregnancy acne. While my friends had beautiful and radiant pregnancy glows, I had pencil eraser sized pustules taking up serious real estate on my forehead, chin and jaw […]

By |April 17th, 2013|Natural Remedies, Pregnancy + Birth, Uncategorized|8 Comments

Preventing & Treating Recurrent Blocked / Plugged Milk Ducts

As a Lactation Educator and Counselor, I am often asked about plugged ducts and how to handle them. I personally had a heck of a time with recurrent plugged ducts. Through my professional training, education and experimenting with different approaches, I came up with […]

By |March 10th, 2013|Breastfeeding, Natural Remedies, Uncategorized|40 Comments

Heart Awareness Month: Mitral Valve Prolapse + Dysautonomia

A myriad of seemingly unrelated symptoms have plagued me since I was a teenager– after years of doctor visits and no answers, I gave up on finding the cause. There were just too many things. Six months ago I was taking a leisurely walk […]

By |February 8th, 2013|Mind + Body, Natural Remedies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Natural Remedy: {Immunity Boosting Tea}

The healing combination of immune boosting garlic, digestion aiding ginger, pH balancing citrus and circulation boosting cayenne warms you up from the inside out and helps you stay strong!

1 clove of garlic*
1 inch freshly chopped ginger root
1/2 lemon
cayenne pepper
purified water
raw mānuka honey


Peel and crush garlic.*
Peel […]

20 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

‘Tis the season for sniffles, sneezes and sore throats! We can’t do much about the toxins, bacteria and viruses that we’re exposed to– but we can strengthen and support our immune systems which will help prevent these invaders from doing harm in the first place. Here […]

By |January 25th, 2013|Health + Fitness, Mind + Body, Natural Remedies, Uncategorized|5 Comments

Natural Remedy: {Garlic Oil to Relieve Ear Aches}

Antibiotics are a commonly prescribed conventional treatment for ear infections but can actually contribute to recurring ear infections by wiping out good bacteria, which helps keep the body healthy and immune system strong. Additionally, antibiotics are not always effective. A study published in the British Medical Journal found […]

By |December 13th, 2012|Natural Living, Natural Remedies, Uncategorized|2 Comments