Category Archives: Herbal Medicine

Manuka Honey – More Powerful Than Antibiotics

It never fails to amaze me what natural remedies are capable of, especially when used in combination with modern methods. One of the biggest threats in healthcare today is the rising rate of antibiotic resistance in bacteria – especially the superbug MRSA. This infection, which is often found in hospital settings and can create recurrent hard to treat boils or life-threatening blood infections, can actually be treated with honey. Sounds crazy, right? Continue reading

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Low Sex Drive in Women? Fix it Naturally

I say that as though it might be easy. Sex drive, like everything else about women, is ridiculously complicated. There are hormonal factors, general health factors, emotional factors and of course complications arising from the quality of your relationship. If you’re struggling with a low drive, then the most important thing to do is sit down and really assess the reasons behind it. This will be an ongoing discussion, but step one is to figure out what is actually wrong. Continue reading

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Surviving Cedar Fever

Cedar fever is sort of like the guerrilla warfare version of plain old allergies. Sure some people have runny nose and sneezing and watery eyes, but then there are the other symptoms like extreme fatigue and achy joints and utter inability to function because of all the mucus in your head. Fun! This is allergies Texas-style, so I want to talk a little bit about the natural options. Continue reading

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The Echinacea Common Cold Study – What It Really Means

I have got to tell you, I have a love-hate relationship with research. On one hand, we need it to find out how effective our treatments are and how we can make them more effective, on the other hand the media grabs them and turns them into something controversial, which ends up confusing people. So here’s what the Echinacea study really means. Continue reading

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The Uses of Lavender

Any lavender can be used as a tea and cooking herb – some are cultivated more for beauty, some for oil, but all work well. I’m amazed by the number of people who pass by these beauties in their front or back yard but don’t appreciate it’s full scope of uses. Although this is not an exhaustive list of it’s uses I will at least share a few of my favorites. Continue reading

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