healthy holiday recipes

Make These Treats for a Healthy Holiday!

Just because you’re eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice deliciousness … or subject your friends and family to “weird” food. From sugar plums to eggnog, herbal holiday treats are yummy and festive. They just happen to be good for you, too. Here are five healthy holiday recipes to make and share with your loved ones…

homemade holiday gifts

10 (More!) Homemade Holiday Gifts

Homemade holiday gifts are fun to make and receive. And if you’re herbally inclined, what a wonderful opportunity to share the joy of herbs with your loved ones! We previously shared 10 Homemade Gift Ideas, and it doesn’t stop there. Here are 10 more herbal gifts to delight your friends and family… 1. Grapefruit Bitters Homemade bitters are…

holiday stress relief

Herbal Remedies for Holiday Stress Relief

Perhaps it is entirely possible to make it through the holidays without a bit of stress or worry. But I am not that optimistic. The reality is, whether you participate in the more consumer aspects of the holiday season or not, the holidays can be really, really stressful. Maybe it is the congested department stores,…

What Are Adaptogens and How Do They Work?

In this episode of HerbMentor Radio, David Winston explores adaptogens and their importance in this day and age. Adaptogens help the body adapt to stress and increase health. David Winston, RH (AHG), is an herbalist and ethnobotanist with over 40 years of training in Cherokee, Chinese and Western herbal traditions. He has had a clinical…

healthy thanksgiving recipes

5 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes (& How to Beat Belly Bloat)

“Let food be thy medicine,” said Hippocrates, and as herbalists we enjoy every opportunity to infuse herbs into our meals. Using herbs as nourishment is easy, delicious, and can even help with our digestion. And what better occasion than Thanksgiving to share the gift of health with our loved ones! Celebrate with these five fabulous and healthy Thanksgiving recipes… 1. Rosemary…

8 Things You Need to Know about Essential Oils

8 Things You Need to Know about Essential Oils

It may be an understatement to say that the internet is a bottomless well of misinformation, exaggerated claims, and outright falsehoods. In an age of social media and viral posts, such misleading tidbits get tossed around as truths and become accepted as viable material on which to base a decision. A popular topic entangled in this…