Thanks in part to a small but growing body of evidence suggesting it can improve skin, ease arthritis symptoms, promote wound healing, and fend off muscle wasting, U.S. consumers are expected to spend upwards of $130 million on collagen products in 2010. That’s up 30% from last year, according to market research firm Nutrition Business Journal.”1 What […]
Craig Lane, Herbalist & Nutritionist This week’s guest post comes to us from Craig Lane of Health Alkemy. Craig is a Master Herbalist, Nutritionist, and Healer with a booming community-centered practice that blends education, herbal medicine, and nutritional advice. What Are Allergies? What is an allergy, actually? To me, an allergy is nothing more than a strong reaction to something in the environment, including internal environment. Allergies take on various forms. An allergy is an adverse reaction to a food, to […]
Why We Feel Anxious Anxiety is a natural process experienced by almost every animal on earth. When something threatens our well-being, the stress response takes action and gives us the needed boost to get us out of harm’s way—we call this the “fight or flight” system. Unfortunately, our stress response can become dysfunctional over time […]
Essential oils are an excellent way to effectively and naturally treat symptoms associated with cold, flus, sinus infections, and coughs.
Cortisol is an important hormone in the body that plays a role in metabolism, stress handling, and immunity. Prolonged stress not only depletes this precious hormone, but leads to imbalances in energy, cravings, immunity, and the sleep-wake cycle.