Medicine & More

Information on human health and making herbal medicine.

Downsizing (?) my Herbs

If I had known this endeavor would turn into a blog post, I would have taken better photos—better composition, better lighting…yadda, yadda. But truth be told, I don’t have time for that right now. Downsizing my herbs turned out to be a bigger endeavor than I thought. I had put…

citrus mint water

Cool Water

It’s not a plant, but it’s what plants need to live. And so do we. Water Our bodies are made up of 50-65% of it. 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with it. There is rain, snow, steam and there are oceans, lakes, streams. Water It’s all over the…

How now, shall we eat?

This is a post I wrote on my old blog, revived here because it still applies. And, truth be told, I have struggled at times to stay away from junk food. Because sugar is a drug. So I write from a place of humility, knowing how hard it is to…

My Journey to Plant-based Eating

I became a vegetarian when I was a late teenager. I was a new driver and I remember that year there were a lot of dead squirrels on the road. I adored squirrels and used to sit and watch them frolic in my backyard, scampering through the trees. My mind…

Mathmetical Medical Measurements

I’m actually writing this post because I will NOT retain this in my head. I do not retain anything numerical. I am a word person (like that alliteration I put right there in the title of this post). This is some general information I found about dosage equivalents for liquid…

herbal cream

In through the skin

The skin. Some say the biggest organ of the body is the skin. So when you spread stuff on your skin, what happens? First of all, the outer layer, called the epidermis, is made to be a barrier between your body insides, and the outside world. It’s pretty good at…

glass of water

Love your kidneys

My herb class is awesome. Today I’m writing about how amazing your kidneys are. You know, I took biology (and loved it) but everything was so factual – brain stuff, missing the heart. I love the herbalist approach to health and the body so much more! Did you know, for…

Lifestyle

Toxic-free living

For about a decade, I have been trying to figure out how to live a toxic-free life. This is not completely achievable in our current society, but there are a lot of things an individual can do. Here is a list of some of what I do. It’s taken quite…

Poppy

Whole herbs, not extracts

The Poppy Family is a great family in the world of herbs, nerve soothing and pain relieving, the Flower of Sleep. Man’s misuse of the poppy in the forms of opium and heroin is a prime example of the greedy and ruthless using of  herbs for commercial profits at the…