Researchers have found another reason to heartily embrace cordyceps mushroom: it helps to prevent viral-induced lung damage.
Seasonal Health: Spring
Spring is an excellent time to tend to our detoxification pathways and take steps to reduce the impact of hay fever.
How to Prevent and Naturally Treat Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Guillain-Barré Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system attacks the nervous system, leading to muscle weakness and numbness.
It’s Time For Black Tea! How This Popular Drink Boosts Long-Term Health
A warm mug of black tea can bring both pleasure and robust health benefits during the chilly winter season.
New Study Finds Shingles Virus May Cause Significant Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke
Researchers have determined a reactivated shingles infection can also have serious health consequences well beyond nerve pain and blisters.
Nigella sativa: A Small But Mighty Seed for Autoimmunity, Alzheimer’s, Cancer, and Much More!
Black seed oil has been traditionally used by many cultures for thousands of years as a natural beauty and health remedy. Science agrees.
Is Alzheimer’s An Autoimmune Disease? A Revolutionary New Model Says Yes.
New findings could revolutionize how Alzheimer’s is treated, possibly even preventing this devastating disease.
The Surprising Connection Between High Blood Sugar and Cardiovascular Disease
Learn why managing blood sugar is important not only for those with diabetes, but also to maintain heart and cognitive health.
Chronic Inflammation: What It Is, Why It’s Dangerous, and What To Do About It
Natural methods to decrease chronic inflammation and address underlying issues that may be contributing factors.
Here’s How to Naturally Improve Hair Health and Stop Excessive Shedding
Certain lifestyle habits, herbal remedies, and diet changes can significantly reduce hair loss and encourage healthy growth.
My Favorite Natural Solutions for Sleep Apnea
Suffering from sleep apnea? It’s important to address the underlying causes sooner rather than later to avoid chronic health issues.
Seeking a Plant-Based Antiviral? Study Finds Stinging Nettle Effective Against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Stinging nettle is already known as a power-packed wild green and wonder plant. Researchers have found that it is also a powerful antiviral!
Cognitive Decline and Brain Aging Linked to Type 2 Diabetes, Insulin Resistance
A new study found that type 2 diabetes is associated with accelerated brain aging and cognitive decline. Can herbs safeguard our brain health?
My Top Remedies for Alopecia Areata, Hair Loss & Slow Growth
Simple lifestyle choices and natural remedies that are highly effective in addressing hair loss and slow growth.
My Favorite Herbal Medicines for GERD and Other Digestive System Concerns
Symptoms of GERD, an extreme form of acid reflux, may be calmed with diet and lifestyle adjustments, as well as herbal medicine.
Keeping Your Eyes Bright, Healthy, and Disease-Free — Naturally!
Don’t take your vision for granted! Learn about simple methods, like medicinal herbs and lifestyle, that can support healthy eyesight.
CBD and Inflammation: Here is What You Need to Know
Lifestyle and dietary choices, time in nature, CBD, and other medicinal herbs are Nicole’s go-tos for taming chronic inflammation.
Why Starting Your Own Backyard Pharmacy is a Smart Move
Beginner or seasoned gardener? Dig in and explore beautiful and useful plants to grow a backyard pharmacy right outside your door.
Focus, Memory, and Clarity Less Than Ideal? Here are My Top Tips for Clearing Brain Fog
Suffering from more than the occasional instance of brain fog? Explore these recommendations that can help you regain clarity and sharpness.
Hormonal Health for Women: Endometriosis, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
Seeking safe, natural support for symptoms of endometriosis, PCOS or uterine fibroids? A dietary shift and medicinal herbs may provide relief!
Allergies Have you Down? Here is the Best Diet and Herbal Remedies for Rapid Relief
Dietary choices and herbal remedies are exceptionally effective in helping minimize the disagreeable symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Discover the Power of Butterbur for Migraines, Allergies, Inflammation and More!
Butterbur is a perennial, delicious wild food that is famously known for its ability to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.
Two Powerful (and Surprising) Methods for Detoxing Your Brain
Learn about the waste clearance system that helps to detoxify your brain and plays an important role in supporting cognitive health.
Rapid Relief for Psoriasis and Eczema — Naturally!
Skin ailments like eczema and psoriasis are on the rise as people struggle with leaky gut syndrome, autoimmune conditions, and other factors.
How To Know If You Have a Thyroid Condition — And What To Do About It
The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland may be tiny but it’s powerful, and malfunctions can cause a cascade of significant health issues.
Another Reason to Heal Your Gut: New Study Shows ALS Linked with a Compromised Microbiome
A new study could lend hope in diagnosing ALS before the onset of the disease and offers the possibility of a novel method for treatment.
Stinging Nettle: A Power-Packed Wild Green for Allergies, Arthritis, Inflammation and More!
A Delicious Superfood with Many Uses Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is one of those nutritious wild foods that has a wonderful range of uses. Many know this prickly plant for it's allergy-taming properties, but nettle is also a superfood in its own right. High in...
Suffering From Tinnitus? Here’s How to Manage Your Symptoms Naturally
Tinnitus is a common condition affecting an estimated 50 million Americans. In some cases, anxiety and neuroinflammation may be the cause.
Ready for a Good Spring Cleaning? Here Are My Favorite Detox Methods — Recipes Included!
Time for a spring detox? The liver is one of your hardest working organs and should be the focus of any detoxification effort.
Is This Virus the Missing Link for Multiple Sclerosis?
An exciting new study shows that a past viral infection with Epstein-Barr, a type of herpes virus, may be the cause of multiple sclerosis.
The Pandemic, Maintaining a Healthy Gut Terrain, and You
Germ theory, terrain theory, or a mix of both? The science is clear: the health of the gut is essential for mental and physical health.
6 Foods to Boost Your Mood During the Dark Days of Winter and Beyond
Don’t underestimate the power of food – research shows that diet can be a helpful ally to brighten your outlook!
Sleep Easy with These Top Herbal Remedies
When our sleep is disrupted, every area of our life is affected – medicinal herbs offer a safe and effective solution for sleep problems.
Crohn’s Disease and IBS: 6 Herbs for Rapid Relief
Living with an inflammatory gut condition? Take heart! Pain, inflammation, motility issues & gut health can be improved with medicinal herbs.
Dandelion: A Common Backyard Weed That Tackles Spike Proteins, Liver Troubles, Cancer, and More!
Dandelion is an herbal powerhouse for a range of conditions – pretty impressive for a common backyard ‘weed’!
Reduce Inflammation, Enhance Brain Power, and Improve Gut Health with Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy is a unique treatment that can help to improve skin quality, reduce inflammation, and boost mental health.
If You Suffer From Fibromyalgia, Here Are 4 Science-Backed Supplements That Can Help
Fibromyalgia tends to be challenging to treat, although several supplements have shown great promise in minimizing symptoms.
Sciatica, Chronic Pain, and You — Natural Remedies that Really Work!
Medicinal herbs and practicing self-care can make a tremendous impact in addressing the impactful pain of sciatica.
Fertilize Your Gut? You Bet! Here’s How.
Gut microflora play a crucial role in our overall well being. Prioritizing gut balance and health can help you truly thrive.
3 Simple Science-Backed Methods for Losing Stubborn Abdominal Fat
Practical ways to manage belly fat and reduce the risk of chronic disease so we begin the new year on the right foot.
The Surprising Health Benefits of Mistletoe
Explore mistletoe’s long history of use for a variety of health issues, as well as a review of safety guidelines.
My Top Tips for Keeping an Aging Brain Healthy, Sharp, and Active
Dig in and explore the active steps that can be taken to maintain and improve brain health, memory, and cognition.
Do Your Kidneys Need a Reboot? Here are My Top Tips
Explore this collection of dietary tips and favorite herbs for maintaining (or re-establishing) kidney health.
My #1 Go-To Herb for Avoiding Influenza, Colds, and Severe Respiratory Illness
Elderberry is one of the best antiviral herbs on the planet – it’s an all-around powerful remedy that should be in every medicine cabinet!
The Art of Doing Nothing — And Why It’s Important
Being in a constant state of activity has a negative impact on physical and mental wellbeing – prioritize slowing down for overall health.
Natural Acne Remedies That Really Work!
A discussion of natural solutions for supporting healthy, clear skin, that work with the body, not against it.
Struggling with Diabetes? Here are My Top 4 Herbal Remedies
A selection of several medicinal herbs and lifestyle tips that can help to support a healthier life with diabetes.
My Secret to Staying Healthy During the Holidays
Learn about the powerful herbs that can help to support and fortify your immune system this holiday season and beyond.
My Top Herbal Remedies for Urgent Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief
Natural remedies and a shift in lifestyle practices can offer much-needed relief for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
9 Simple Methods to Boost Vagal Tone for Happiness and Health
The vagus nerve affects your breathing, digestion, immune system, and heart rate – its proper functioning is crucial for your well-being!
Hormonal Balance: Living Vibrantly, No Matter What Your Age
Manage menopausal symptoms and support hormonal balance using select medicinal herbs and adjusting lifestyle habits.
Intermittent Fasting: The Missing Link for Avoiding Viral Illness?
Compelling research is showing that an intermittent fasting practice may greatly influence and enhance immune response.
Has The Infamous Prion Met Its Match With Lungwort Lichen?
Breakthroughs in the world of prion disease point to lungwort lichen, and others, as an area where further research is needed.
Stay Healthy, Happy, and Calm with My Favorite Back-To-School Herbs
Back-to-school can be a stressful time. Medicinal herbs may help fortify against illness and soothe overstimulated nervous systems.
My 5 Favorite Medicinal Herbs for Defeating Lyme Disease and Co-Infections
Lyme Disease is the top vector-borne disease in the United States – learn about the many herbal options for healing.
Autism and ADHD: How to Manage Symptoms Naturally
Exploring some of the options for managing symptoms of autism and ADHD through diet, lifestyle, supplementation, and herbal support.
Struggling with Fatigue? Herbal Remedies to the Rescue!
Medicinal herbal remedies are an excellent choice for support along the journey to regaining your energy and vibrancy.
Traveling this season? Fortify yourself with these powerful herbal remedies.
Top herbal formulations to help fortify and strengthen immune function during summer travel and seasons of illness.
My Favorite 7 Medicinal Herbs for Exceptional Lung Health
Detailed information on several herbal remedies that are powerful allies for keeping your respiratory system healthy and strong.
The Life-Changing Power of Medicinal Herbs — One Family’s Inspiring Story
Nicole’s path to managing MS led to the creation of healing herbal formulations in her Apothecary, and the answer to this user’s prayers.
Did Neanderthals Self-Medicate with Herbal Remedies? Science Says Yes
A study of ancient remains in El Sidrón, Spain, shows how early humans tapped into the therapeutic power of herbal remedies.
The True Cause of “Adrenal Fatigue” — And How to Heal It
Always exhausted, gaining weight, craving sweet or salty foods, and experiencing brain fog? You may be suffering from adrenal fatigue.
How to Help Hashimoto’s and Autoimmunity With These 8 Powerful Herbs
For those who struggle with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, medicinal herbs are a powerful ally for addressing the maze of life-disrupting symptoms.
Ancient Herbal Remedies for Modern Times
Ancient herbal remedies are experiencing a strong resurgence today as people seek natural solutions for their health challenges.
Are mosquitoes getting you down this summer? Try these natural solutions.
Keep mosquitos and other biting insects at bay so that you and your family can enjoy the great outdoors without worrying about pests.
Keep your cool this summer with these refreshing foods and herbal remedies
Cooling herbs can help with symptoms brought on by the hot summer months, like flaring tempers, bloating, inflammation, and fatigue.
The Power of Pine Needle Tea for Respiratory Health, Immunity, and More
Nicole reviews the many benefits of pine needle, an important herbal remedy that is a powerful source of nutrition and natural medicine.
My 6 Favorite Herbs for Defeating Insomnia Once and For All
When you’re ready to experience sound, rejuvenating sleep, medicinal herbs offer a safe and effective alternative to pharmaceutical drugs.
Japanese Knotweed: A Mighty Medicinal Herb For Respiratory Health, Inflammation, Lyme Disease, and Much More
This botanical may be an invasive weed, but it is also known to help prevent and treat a number of health disorders.
Are you using counterfeit mushroom extracts? Here’s how to know the difference.
A discussion of mushroom extracts, ingredients, mycelium vs full fruiting bodies, and why the distinction matters in your supplements.
How to Naturally Manage Your Blood Sugar for Heart and Brain Health
Research has shown that there is a strong link between blood sugar and both brain and cardiovascular health.
My Seven Favorite Herbs for the Allergy Season (and Asthma Too!)
Here are seven herbal remedies that may calm allergies and help you to stop and smell everything this glorious spring season.
A Medicinal Backyard Kit for Starting a Small Backyard Pharmacy
Nicole’s Medicinal Seed Garden Kit includes all the seeds you need to start your very own plant and herb pharmacy.
Why I Never Leave Home Without My Herbal Travel Pack DIY Bonus – How to make an herbal tincture
Nicole’s Travel Pack is a potent herbal trinity made up of Usnea Lichen and Elderberry Tinctures, and All-Purpose (First Aid) Salve.
My Best-Loved Herbal Remedies for Topical Use
Nicole shares some of her favorite healing botanicals for topical use, their benefits, and usage information.
Why Healing a Leaky Gut Should be a Top Priority for Health;
Plus: 6 Herbs for Leaky Gut
Leaky Gut Syndrome is associated with increased intestinal permeability. Learn more about herbal and diet support for this condition.
Herbal Focus: Blue Elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea)
All about elderberry, why it’s one of the most imporant herbs you can use during the cold & flu season, and Nicole’s top 3 uses.
Help keep joints happy this winter with my top 4 herbal remedies and lifestyle tips
Increased arthritic pain during the cold winter months may be mitigated with these practical tips and a few of my favorite botanicals.
Struggling with Lyme disease? Wild Teasel may help
Approximately 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme Disease annually, Wild Teasel may help with prevention and to support treatment.
My Favorite Herbal Remedies for the Cold and Flu Season
These 6 herbs help maintain lung health, boost immunity, and reduce fevers – supporting overall well-being throughout the winter and beyond.
Suffering from autoimmunity? Avoid these popular herbs
If you suffer from an autoimmune disorder, it’s important to tread carefully when using herbs like echinacea, goldenseal, and astragalus.
Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)
Reishi mushroom helps to strengthen the body against the negative effects of stress and encourages healthy immune function.
Wildfire and Smoke Season: Healing Herbs and Recipes for Lung Support
Dr. Nicole shares 7 protective and therapeutic herbs that ease anxiety, address respiratory complaints, and help repair lung damage.
How I Manage Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. Nicole discusses the daily regimen that works best for her body and lifestyle to manage Multiple Sclerosis.