Herbs for Vibrant Health
Herbs for Vibrant Health really means, “Do you want to have more energy at the end of the day?”
The most common complaint I hear from people in my clinical herbal practice is that they don’t have enough time or energy.
I can’t say that I know how to carve out more time but herbal wisdom offers us remedies that shore up our vitality by enhancing digestion.
The body spends a tremendous amount of energy to ensure that we digest our food. Do you remember the last time you ate a large meal and felt like taking a nap afterwards?
Your body was putting its energy into digestion and you didn’t have left over energy to do much else.
It is a common experience: Eat a nice, big, tasty lunch and then by 2:00 you just feel like lying your head down on your desk; or the couch or wherever really.
Or maybe a nap isn’t anywhere in the realm of what is possible so coffee and sugar are the easiest thing to reach for. .. Sound familiar?
Herbs don’t take care of everything, but they can help you to digest your lunch, so that you feel better in the afternoon. Vibrant health is really just about feeling better, don’t you think?
Less than optimum digestion not only promotes daily fatigue but can contribute to a whole host of chronic ailments including arthritis, allergies, PMS and nutritional deficiencies.
Here is one of my favorite herbal teas to strengthen digestion. It has a nice flavor, is easy to make and helps you to digest your meals more efficiently. When you digest well, you have more life force to do the things in life that you love to do.
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
- Put water and seeds into a pot with the lid on
- Bring to a boil with the lid on the pot, then immediately turn off the heat
- Let sit for 15 minutes
- Strain the fennel and coriander and discard
- Drink a cup of this delicious tea before or after a meal
Do you already have these spices in your cupboard? If not, both of these seeds are found in the spice section of grocery stores.
Try a cup of this delicious tea after your next meal!
Hello I’m Kami, Welcome to Living Awareness!
I believe every family needs to have someone on board with a working knowledge of natural remedies if you want to take care of your family’s health for real.
When I was growing up, natural remedies was not a mainstream concept like it is now, in fact, you are going to be surprised that I never even heard the word natural remedy until I moved out of the house!
In my early 20’s I met someone by chance that told me about holistic health and herbal medicine. I wondered why nobody had talked to me about it before and had a voracious appetite to learn everything I could.
Now, 30 years later I've helped thousands of people demystify the world of herbal medicine and become empowered in using herbal self-care in their home to prevent illness, take care of common ailments and protect their health naturally.
For 20 years I've had a clinical herbal practice connecting people with plants and their wellness. I've developed and taught herbal curriculum for UCSF School of Nursing and the Integral Health Master’s Degree Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Stick with me! You’ll learn awesome herbal self-care, get inspired to be more self-sufficient in your health care and nourish a deep love for the herbs and how to use them, knowing you are doing the very best you can to care for your wellness.