October 30, 2019

Multiple Sclerosis is a complicated disorder. Although we don’t yet know the cause of it, it seems that increased inflammation in the brain causes damage to the neurons. Depending on where the inflammation occurs in the brain, different symptoms come up. These symptoms tend to come and go, but over...

October 21, 2019

When am I most fertile?

The fertile period of each cycle is 6 days long. Five of those days are the days prior to ovulation, and the 6th day is the day of ovulation. In fact, the peak time for pregnancy is 2 days before ovulation and the day of ovulation. If you are not sure when you ovulate, or have...

August 9, 2019

Summer is the time for travel, gardening, enjoying nature, family gatherings, barbecue parties and many other fun filled activities. It is not uncommon that it is during this time of the year we see more cases of flaring up of gastro-intestinal concerns. The delicate balance between the good and bad...

March 5, 2018

In my practice I am frequently asked about the difference between food allergies and food sensitivities. Both of these reactions involve the activation of the immune system. The difference lies in the part of the immune system being activated and how fast the reaction occurs.

Food allergies involve t...

October 18, 2017

October is a great time for some TLC whether it is boosting your immune system or a semi-annual cleanse. Today I decided to revisit the role of the vitamin D in supporting the immune system to ward off harmful viruses and bacteria and also talk about other important functions of this unique vitamin...

July 19, 2017

This summer I worked with Black Elder at the Applied Spirit of Herbs workshop. The flowering little tree was hard to miss. Its gorgeous white flower heads popped up in the green fabric of the forest.

The Elder tree is a medicine chest in its own right. The leaves are used externally for wounds, bruis...