Herbal Holiday

It is time to eat, drink and be merry.

Have you ever gone to a holiday party and just been so disappointed in the amount of sugar, sodas and junk food that was there?

I love celebrating life and the changing seasons with friends and good food. Sometimes though, you just have to BYO to make sure you have something healthy to eat and drink.

star anise and cinnamon

The holidays are here. This time of year brings more family gatherings, festivities and feasting.

Unfortunately cold and flu season follows hot on the heels of the holiday season.

The good news is that many of the spices that we pull out of the cabinet this time of year help to prevent colds. Enjoy this wonderful time of celebration and connection but make sure to support your winter wellness by spicing up your food a bit more.

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Christmas Tree Herbal Tea

Did you know that many of the evergreen trees have healing medicinal qualities?

Decorating the Christmas tree is an ancient tradition from a time when various trees and plants were honored during different seasons.

In northern Europe the evergreen tree is celebrated at around the time of winter solstice.

The festivities of decorating and dancing around the evergreen tree were held in the deep of winter when there was very little plant life and the ground seemed like it would never thaw out.

Women have between 350 and 500 periods in a lifetime. Time to do some math!

If your monthly period is five days long, each year you spend 60 days menstruating.

You spend 1 ½ or more years out of every ten years of your life bleeding. If you bleed from the time you are twelve years old until 52 years of age, you can spend four to five years or more of your life shedding menstrual blood!

Real Boys Eat Greens

This is my son Gabriel, he is 9 ½, he likes to eat. Just how much he likes to eat was apparent in a recent conversation he had with a school mate.

Gabriel and his friend were playing in the living room and they asked each other the question, “What is your favorite thing to do?” His friend started talking about how she likes to ride horses, go camping and play with her cousins….

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