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7 Herbs to Eliminate Period Pain

7 Herbs to Eliminate Period Pain

I talk to women nearly weekly who struggle with painful periods, some of them for decades. They may or may not be getting some relief from things like birth control, ibuprofen, or other painkillers, but they don’t want to be on these things anymore.  If that’s you...

My Favorite Herbal Books

My Favorite Herbal Books

My Favorite Herbal Books By: Denise Brusveen, MS   I get asked often for herbal advice, and sometimes people ask me about my favorite books too.  You just can’t beat having the information in your own hands for when you need it!  So let me share my favorite books...

Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry syrup has held a place in my refrigerator for close to 10 years now.  It's so easy to make, and it's something great to have on hand should you (or one of your family members) start coming down with cold symptoms.  For the first couple years, I gave a...

Potassium – Why You Need It, How to Get It

Potassium – Why You Need It, How to Get It

I’ve been asked before what my favorite mineral is. While it’s hard to choose just one, if I HAD to pick, I’d say potassium. I know, I know, you’re probably thinking that’s a weird choice, especially when things like magnesium are all the rage these days. The reason I...

Delicious (Healthy) Pumpkin Seed Chocolate

Delicious (Healthy) Pumpkin Seed Chocolate

Zinc is getting a lot of attention right now for improving immune function, but I was interested in this important mineral long before that and discovered that pumpkin seeds are an excellent source. But I wasn’t impressed with their flavor plain, so I started...

Adaptogens – A Woman’s Best Friend

Adaptogens – A Woman’s Best Friend

You might be asking, “Adapt-a-what?” Adaptogens are a category of herbs that help you to balance your body’s stress response. In a good year, many women could use help with that. But in 2020? Sign practically everyone up! One of the most important benefits of...

Birth Control and Period Problems

Birth Control and Period Problems

How are severe menstrual cramps, heavy bleeding, irregular cycles, PCOS, and endometriosis all treated by mainstream medical doctors? Birth control. The problem with this “solution” is that it does nothing to actually fix the problem. It merely masks the symptoms, and...

The Best Plant Ally For Bee and Wasp Stings!

The Best Plant Ally For Bee and Wasp Stings!

While bees, wasps, and other stinging insects are out all summer long, they become especially active here in the fall…and mean! But have no fear because you may have the perfect remedy to treat a sting growing right in your yard! Plantain is considered a weed by many,...

Eat This (Not That)

Eat This (Not That)

If you follow me for any length of time, you’re unlikely to hear me ever talk about a one size fits all diet or protocol. Why? Because we’re all very different! Now, are there some things that we all should generally avoid? Of course. Nobody ever got healthier by...