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Fire Cider: Immunity Booster + Cold & Flu Remedy

“Let food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food.” ~Hippocrates
Fire Cider is a traditional remedy with deep roots in folk medicine and has been passed down through the generations. The term Fire Cider was given to this revered tonic by renowned herbalist, […]

By |March 1st, 2015|Food, Living|0 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|Living|0 Comments

Spiced Camu Cider

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

By |October 4th, 2013|Food|0 Comments

The Healing Benefits of Palo Santo

During a recent stay in Ojai, I discovered the magical and mystical Palo Santo. It’s warm, delicately sweet and woodsy aroma filled me with a sense of peace and tranquility. Intrigued, I learned that Palo Santo grows on the coast of South America and is related […]

By |September 12th, 2013|Living|3 Comments

Safe & Natural Ways to Manage Pregnancy, Postpartum & Hormonal 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|Beauty|14 Comments

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 […]

By |January 25th, 2013|Food, Living|0 Comments

DIY Elderberry Syrup

This immune boosting botanical is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Elderberry syrup has a long history of use in traditional European medicine and is so highly regarded that it has been called the “medicine chest of country people.”  Elderberry preparations are traditionally taken early enough to […]

By |January 24th, 2013|Living|0 Comments

Garlic Oil Remedy for 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|Living|2 Comments