WATER +

We are creatures of water.  Most of our tissues and organs hold more than 70% water.  It’s nature’s elixir for keeping mind and body healthy. Water replenishes the body with fluids and minerals.  It detoxifies and cleanses; its capacity to heal has been recognized for...

COVID ANIXETY

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issues diagnosed in North America. There are several “types” of anxiety, including panic, obsessive-compulsive, post-traumatic, and GAD (generalized anxiety disorder).  In these days of social distancing and...

COVID CONSTIPATION

By:  Donna Easto, C.H., H.C., M.H., Certified Herbal Educator Covid-19 has resulted in considerable changes to our day-to-day activities.  The need to stay home and remain isolated from others is the main cause behind something being dubbed ‘quarantine...

MILKWEED: FEEDING THE MONARCH

All the plant members of the milkweed family have similar properties; however, Asclepias syriaca is better known as the preferred food of the milkweed butterfly (Danaus plexippus.) better known as the Monarch. My sister-in-law and I were walking in the woods in...

STRESS AND ADAPTOGENS

ADAPTOGENS By: Donna Easto, C.H., H.C., M.H, H.Ed. This article highlights a few members of one of my favourite group of herbs: Adaptogens. Adaptogens specifically support the body from the toxic effects of stress, which is anything that taxes the body, from illness...