What is Diverticulitis? Often called "the disease of modern man", diverticulitis is a condition that gives rise to severe abdominal pain, typically on the lower left side. It is caused when the pouches along your digestive tract become infected and inflamed. While...
Exploring the science behind “earthing”, an easy and inexpensive method to reap additional benefits from your time in nature.
An easy herbal protocol that eliminates the stress, anxiety, behavioral challenges, and uptick in sickness that come with the season.
Any type of a loss can lead us to experience challenging feelings of grief — and babies and children are not exempt.
Did you know we can hardwire our brain towards positivity, and with enough practice, it can become second nature?
The Secret Superpowers of Highly Sensitive People: Here’s How to Unleash Their Potential for More Joy & Less Stress
Prevent overstimulation, fatigue, nervous tension, and overwhelm in the day-to-day lives of highly sensitive people.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive modality that may lead to improved relaxation, fewer fibromyalgia symptoms, and more benefits.
Sympathetic nervous system activation compromises our ability to reason, focus, and think clearly. Time to reset!
Researchers have found that the highly bioactive lion’s mane mushroom doubles neuron growth and dramatically improves memory.
Finland has been named “Happiest Country” in the World Happiness Report 2023. They’ve won that distinction 6 times now, what’s their secret?
Learn about emulsifiers, the foods that contain them, and how to naturally address anxiety, inflammation, and gut health.
Research seeks to answer what role technology plays in increasing levels of brain fog and diminishing focus and attention.
Natural Relief for Hard-To-Treat Conditions Over the past decade, cannabidiol (CBD) products have enjoyed an upswing in popularity for those seeking a natural method to control seizures and pain, cool inflammation, address mood disorders, and promote relaxation and...
Gardening is an outstanding form of exercise, relieves stress, and boosts overall physical and mental well-being.
The Mind-Body Connection When I began my journey with multiple sclerosis and found myself in a downward spiral of extremely poor health, I realized that I needed a radical shift in how I approached illness. Along with medicinal mushrooms and other natural remedies,...
The Root Cause of Neurological Conditions The basal ganglia is an area of the brain that we typically do not give much thought to unless it becomes dysfunctional and impacts our movement or emotional and mental wellbeing. It is most famously known to be involved in...
Researchers have found that frequent use of mobile devices to calm young children is associated with an increase of emotional dysregulation.
Researchers have discovered that lowering salt in your diet is a crucial component to soothing stress in your life.
Nicole Apelian’s journey to navigating the emotional and physical aspects of MS, and how she thrives in spite of it.
Researchers have learned that a robust microbiome helps to create a brain system that supports the development of social skills.
Researchers have determined a reactivated shingles infection can also have serious health consequences well beyond nerve pain and blisters.
Leaky brain syndrome occurs when the blood brain barrier is compromised, causing inflammation, mood disorders, chronic fatigue, and more.
If you have multiple sclerosis or another autoimmune condition, recent research suggests you may want to curb your salt habit.
Wild and wonderful gut bacteria, how they can make (or break) your health, and new research showing that exercise can boost your microbiome.
Tune in with interoception, the sense involving subtle signals sent from the cardiovascular system, gut, lungs, bladder, and kidneys.
Take active steps to fortify yourself against poor health and maintain your well being during the winter season.
Celiac disease is an ancient autoimmune disorder with 1 in 100 people diagnosed worldwide and an estimated 2.5 million undiagnosed in the US.
Study finds that children who regularly interact with nature have more robust microbiomes and lower risk of developing autoimmune diseases.
Natural approaches to symptom management for calming lupus flares, including diet, lifestyle habits, helpful supplements, and herbs.
Cold is good? A brief review of some of the history and science behind the beneficial effects of embracing uncomfortable weather.
Establishing a positive daily routine can help you to accomplish your goals and create more happiness in your life.
Microbiome support with a fiber-rich diet, stress reduction practices, and herbal remedies may lead to a healthier, happier life.
Could naturally occurring lithium, or the lack thereof, impact rates of autism and mood/cognitive disorders?
Lifestyle habits and herbal remedies may reduce seasonal affective disorder (SAD) symptoms, including flagging energy and brain fog.
Examining a multi-pronged approach to Cushing’s Syndrome, a multiple-symptom condition which impacts 10-15 million people every year.
The practice of releasing resentment, anger, and hostility, or forgiveness, has been proven to impact health and happiness.
Gut health is a vital factor in avoiding chronic disease. Learn how to encourage microbial diversity for ourselves and future generations.
When you eat, the tiny bacteria that make up your microbiome respond by sending biochemicals up to the brain — for better or worse.
Did you know? A glutamate imbalance in the brain may worsen neurological issues, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, and multiple sclerosis conditions.
Homemade sauerkraut is a simple and budget-friendly way to boost your microbiome health, and also improve mood, immunity, and weight loss.
Looking at what science has to say about the benefits of cold therapy, and how to safely incorporate this practice into your wellness regimen.
Learn what science has to say about the powerful impact of spending time in nature on your physical and mental health.
Suffering from sleep apnea? It’s important to address the underlying causes sooner rather than later to avoid chronic health issues.
Tried and true methods that support a smooth transition back to school, while also supporting a happy, healthy, and focused school year.
Simple suggestions to minimize the negative impacts of smartphone use, and cognitive-boosting tips to help to protect the brain.
For those without autoimmune disorders, Rhodiola rosea, or golden root, can help to address a wide range of health complaints.
Reviewing factors that may lead to better treatment and health outcomes for those impacted by chronic fatigue syndrome.
Science has found that gardening has a range of healthy benefits, from weight loss to improved physical and cognitive wellbeing.
A new study finds that global warming will significantly reduce sleep quality around the globe, but we can take steps to minimize the impact.
Explore the wild world of sourdough fermentation and learn how this ancient technique can yield delicious bread that is good for you!
Learn about the health-impacts of extended grieving, and methods to navigate these trials in a healthy way.
Simple lifestyle choices and natural remedies that are highly effective in addressing hair loss and slow growth.
Don’t take your vision for granted! Learn about simple methods, like medicinal herbs and lifestyle, that can support healthy eyesight.
An increasing number of medical professionals have begun writing “nature prescriptions” for their patients.
Cultivate moments of joy to boost health and contribute to less stress, improved heart health, a stronger immune system, and reduced pain.
Lifestyle and dietary choices, time in nature, CBD, and other medicinal herbs are Nicole’s go-tos for taming chronic inflammation.
Nature inspires feelings that connect us to each other and the environment, here’s a practice to foster that connection.
Tinnitus is a common condition affecting an estimated 50 million Americans. In some cases, anxiety and neuroinflammation may be the cause.
Addressing the state of your gut microbiome is an important aspect of healing if you struggle with depression, anxiety, brain fog.
When our sleep is disrupted, every area of our life is affected – medicinal herbs offer a safe and effective solution for sleep problems.
Gratitude is a powerful practice for our overall health and well-being. It can transform our daily lives, even in the workplace.
Exercise is a crucial aspect of promoting both physical and mental well-being, and these benefits are also strongly supported by science.
Gut microflora play a crucial role in our overall well being. Prioritizing gut balance and health can help you truly thrive.
Yoga is a wonderful practice for both mental and physical wellbeing, and its benefits are well backed by science.
Simple steps to minimize the impacts of artificial lighting in our homes and communities without living in the dark.
The practice of gratitude helps to put our lives in perspective and enriches us spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
Being in a constant state of activity has a negative impact on physical and mental wellbeing – prioritize slowing down for overall health.
The holiday season is fast approaching, do you have a game plan to support yourself through this busy time?
Learn more about the science behind laughter and improved health, and the therapeutic benefits of laughter for your life.
The vagus nerve affects your breathing, digestion, immune system, and heart rate – its proper functioning is crucial for your well-being!
Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition that has no cure, but an anti-inflammatory diet and herbal remedies may be helpful.
If you feel as if you could use a reboot in your life, a media and device detox may be just what you need!
Manage menopausal symptoms and support hormonal balance using select medicinal herbs and adjusting lifestyle habits.
Gratitude is a profound habit that can transform your life. A growing body of research shows how it may also impact your physical health.
Back-to-school can be a stressful time. Medicinal herbs may help fortify against illness and soothe overstimulated nervous systems.
Exploring some of the options for managing symptoms of autism and ADHD through diet, lifestyle, supplementation, and herbal support.
Current research shows that diet can influence mental well-being and has uncovered some surprising correlations.
Seven research-based tips to help you navigate adversity in ways that lead to positive growth, contentment, and, ultimately, joy.
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.
For those who struggle with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, medicinal herbs are a powerful ally for addressing the maze of life-disrupting symptoms.
Wild lettuce (also known as opium or prickly lettuce) is an outstanding wild food and herbal remedy, famous for its ability to address pain.
Cooling herbs can help with symptoms brought on by the hot summer months, like flaring tempers, bloating, inflammation, and fatigue.
When you’re ready to experience sound, rejuvenating sleep, medicinal herbs offer a safe and effective alternative to pharmaceutical drugs.
Nicole shares simple suggestions that can help you break the cycle of fear and worry—and cultivate peace of mind.
Be kind and be well. Over the years research has consistently found that kindness is directly tied to our overall happiness and well-being.