Kava kava, or just "kava," is one of the first herbs I've ever tried for medicinal use. A friend recommended it for stress and insomnia, so I bought a bottle of extract from a local health food store. It worked, but I used it sparingly because it was expensive. When it was gone (as was... Continue Reading →
Adaptogens – Support for Stress and Anxiety part 1
Adaptogens refer to a group of herbs, roots, and mushrooms which have been used in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years to promote wellness. The term adaptogen indicates their primary usage -- they help the body adapt to psychological, physical, and environmental stress through a nonspecific resistance. In general, adaptogens are known to... Continue Reading →
Winter Blues Already??
We just changed the clocks last week. Since then, we've had sleet, snow, wind, and temperatures dropping into the teens. I'm already feeling that vague pit in my belly and that cloud overhead. Unsettled and restless, yet unmotivated to move...then beating myself up for my lack of productivity. I wish I could curl up in... Continue Reading →