Holistic health and healing have long been a passion of mine! I am so excited to have an outlet to share all the information I am continually gathering in regards to natural healing, root cause diagnosis and overall holistic health. *Although I am careful to research each topic I write about as much as possible using only peer-reviewed articles, these posts are in no way meant to substitute the need for professional medical consultation.
Propolis is one of four substances bees make. Didn’t know bees produced anything other than honey? That’s alright, most people don’t! Bees produce honey, bee pollen, royal jelly and propolis. For thousands of years, humans have been using propolis for a variety of different healing purpose: to heal wounds, fight tumors, the Egyptians even used it in their mummification process!
Beyond the Pill Chapter 1 "Real Talk About the Pill". Chapter 1 dives into the history of the pill, the main reasons women go on the pill, the known side effects of the pill, Dr. Brighten's "pill story", overview of post-birth control syndrome (PBCS) and an overview of the other topics she will cover in Beyond the Pill.
Adaptogens, by definition, are plants that are able to help the body manage all forms of stress: physical, chemical, emotional. Learn about 5 potent adaptogenic plants and their individual benefits for stress and anxiety management.
Katie Wells from Wellness Mama interviews the founders of Joovv to talk about the many benefits of red light therapy ranging from increased energy, collagen production, hair growth and so many more.
Learn why I gave up hormonal birth control after my own tumultuous experience. Discover several resources I found particularly informative on the many side effects of hormonal birth control and find out what natural method I am using now!
Holly Grigg-Spall discusses the side effects of hormonal birth control, the female fertility cycle and fertility tracking with the Daysy Fertility Tracker as a natural and trustworthy form of birth control!
Let me start by saying that for anyone who struggles with anxiety or depression this episode is a MUST!! Dr. Vora is a certified psychiatrist. During her residency she realized that the conventional approach to medicine left most problems unsolved and creates new problems through over prescribing of drugs. This podcast was so fascinating hearing her holistic approach to mental health. I couldn't stop taking notes and was so excited to share them with you!
Although many think of cryotherapy as a full body treatment, the term simply refers to any use of extreme cold on the body. Cryotherapy is similar to sauna therapy or even exercise in that it acts as a stressor on the body (although cryo and sauna are much more powerful stressors than standard exercise). Putting the body under a regulated amount of stress produces a cascade of powerful benefits. Here are the top 7 benefits of cryotherapy!
As a writer for Holistic Day Spa, Facial Lounge, I have been like a kid in a candy store learning about all things natural skincare! This is an article I wrote for Facial Lounge several months back and am excited to share with you all. With so many exfoliating products on the market this is a guide to choosing products and creating a routine that will exfoliate the skin without causing irritation, breakouts, dryness, flakiness, micro-tears, etc!
There is a seemingly endless array of “detox” products or at-home remedies swearing to rid your body of everything that may be ailing it. I know it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which ones work or don’t work and which ones are even safe to do. Here are some of my favorite effective AND safe ways to help cleanse the body of toxins, heal any damage and replenish lost nutrients after any event or holiday season that leaves you feeling sluggish inside and out.
We see this ingredient on almost every label from shampoos, conditioners, other hair care products, sunscreens, cosmetics, body care products, candles, soaps, perfumes, etc, etc, etc! What many do not realize is that companies are able to hide harmful chemicals under the term “Fragrance”.
Studies indicate that up to 75% of wine drinkers report adverse reactions to drinking wine. Despite these significantly high numbers there still seems to be a fair amount of confusion behind the cause of these negative reactions. Sulfites are often blamed for many of the frustrating symptoms , but what are they and are they the real culprit?