Researchers have discovered that lowering salt in your diet is a crucial component to soothing stress in your life.
Navigating the Emotional Impact of Multiple Sclerosis
Nicole Apelian’s journey to navigating the emotional and physical aspects of MS, and how she thrives in spite of it.
Exciting New Research: A Healthy Microbiome is Key for the Developing Brain and Social Skills
Researchers have learned that a robust microbiome helps to create a brain system that supports the development of social skills.
How Leaky Brain Can Lead to Autism, Autoimmunity, Alzheimer’s, and More
Leaky brain syndrome occurs when the blood brain barrier is compromised, causing inflammation, mood disorders, chronic fatigue, and more.
How Intermittent Fasting Impacts Female Hormones
Intermittent fasting boasts many health benefits, but a new study sheds light on possible negative impacts of the practice for women.
Interoception: The Secret Inner Sense for Defeating Anxiety, Depression, & More
Tune in with interoception, the sense involving subtle signals sent from the cardiovascular system, gut, lungs, bladder, and kidneys.
Seasonal Health: Winter
Take active steps to fortify yourself against poor health and maintain your well being during the winter season.
Struggling with Celiac Disease? Here are My Favorite Natural Remedies to Soothe Symptoms
Celiac disease is an ancient autoimmune disorder with 1 in 100 people diagnosed worldwide and an estimated 2.5 million undiagnosed in the US.
Here’s Why Walking in Bad Weather is Good For You
Cold is good? A brief review of some of the history and science behind the beneficial effects of embracing uncomfortable weather.
How Stress Changes Your Microbiome for the Worse
Microbiome support with a fiber-rich diet, stress reduction practices, and herbal remedies may lead to a healthier, happier life.
The Connection Between Autism, Mood Disorders, and Low Levels of Lithium
Could naturally occurring lithium, or the lack thereof, impact rates of autism and mood/cognitive disorders?
Lifting the Cloud of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Naturally
Lifestyle habits and herbal remedies may reduce seasonal affective disorder (SAD) symptoms, including flagging energy and brain fog.
Seeking a Natural Approach to Cushing Syndrome? Here are My Top Remedies.
Examining a multi-pronged approach to Cushing’s Syndrome, a multiple-symptom condition which impacts 10-15 million people every year.
Just in Time for the Holidays: How True Forgiveness Can Boost Our Health & Happiness
The practice of releasing resentment, anger, and hostility, or forgiveness, has been proven to impact health and happiness.
Our Ancestral Microbiome is Disappearing. Here’s How to Help Slow the Damage.
Gut health is a vital factor in avoiding chronic disease. Learn how to encourage microbial diversity for ourselves and future generations.
Psychobiotics, Mind Control, and The Gut-Brain Connection
When you eat, the tiny bacteria that make up your microbiome respond by sending biochemicals up to the brain — for better or worse.
This Simple Breathing Technique May Help You Lose Weight, Alleviate Depression, and Calm Asthma
Improved Health in Only 3 Minutes Sometimes the most simple interventions are the most effective solution for health issues. And one of the best examples of this is a technique called Senobi Breathing Exercise (SBE). Gentle yet powerful, this method only takes three...
DIY Sauerkraut: An Inexpensive (and Delicious!) Remedy For Gut Issues. Recipe Included!
Homemade sauerkraut is a simple and budget-friendly way to boost your microbiome health, and also improve mood, immunity, and weight loss.
Depression, Poor Immunity, Excess Weight? Cold Therapy to the Rescue!
Looking at what science has to say about the benefits of cold therapy, and how to safely incorporate this practice into your wellness regimen.
Seasonal Health: Autumn
Nicole’s favorite methods for creating balance during autumn, strengthening yourself against contagious illness, and fortifying your lungs.
Need Another Reason to Enjoy Nature? Here are 5 New Science-Backed Benefits
Learn what science has to say about the powerful impact of spending time in nature on your physical and mental health.
This is How a Sugar Detox Can Change Your Brain for the Better
The heavy impact refined sugar has on brain function, and how to remedy our addiction to this widespread additive.
Here’s Why Taming Your Smartphone Habit Leads to Better Brain Health & More Happiness
Simple suggestions to minimize the negative impacts of smartphone use, and cognitive-boosting tips to help to protect the brain.
Herbal Focus: Golden Root Rhodiola rosea
For those without autoimmune disorders, Rhodiola rosea, or golden root, can help to address a wide range of health complaints.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: My Top Herbal Medicines & Lifestyle Tips for Healing
Reviewing factors that may lead to better treatment and health outcomes for those impacted by chronic fatigue syndrome.
Can Gardening Improve Your Health & Happiness? You Bet! Here’s Why.
Science has found that gardening has a range of healthy benefits, from weight loss to improved physical and cognitive wellbeing.
As Global Temperatures Rise, Our Sleep Will Suffer. Here’s How to Soften the Impact.
A new study finds that global warming will significantly reduce sleep quality around the globe, but we can take steps to minimize the impact.
How to Strike a Healthy Balance in a Dopamine-Driven World
Experience the pleasure of the feel-good neurotransmitter, dopamine, in a health-affirming way by shifting habits and choices.
Discover the Wild World of Sourdough for Gut Health and More!
Explore the wild world of sourdough fermentation and learn how this ancient technique can yield delicious bread that is good for you!
Transforming Grief Into Strength, Resiliency, Connection, and Hope
Learn about the health-impacts of extended grieving, and methods to navigate these trials in a healthy way.
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.
Herbal Focus: Holy Basil(Ocimum tenuiflorum/Ocimum sanctum)
Learn about holy basil, a perennial herb that is often grown for both religious and medicinal use, and can be enjoyed in multiple ways.
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.
The Gut/Brain Axis: How Nurturing Your Microbiome Can Defeat Depression, Anxiety, and More
Addressing the state of your gut microbiome is an important aspect of healing if you struggle with depression, anxiety, brain fog.
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.
One Simple Science-Backed Habit to Boost Happiness, Brain Power, Weight Loss and More
Exercise is a crucial aspect of promoting both physical and mental well-being, and these benefits are also strongly supported by science.
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.
The Top 5 Benefits of Yoga that are Backed by Science
Yoga is a wonderful practice for both mental and physical wellbeing, and its benefits are well backed by science.
Giving Thanks and The True Power of Gratitude
The practice of gratitude helps to put our lives in perspective and enriches us spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
How to Have a Healthy, Happy Thanksgiving — Wild Food Recipe Included!
The holiday season is fast approaching, do you have a game plan to support yourself through this busy time?
Laughter really is the best medicine. Here’s why.
Learn more about the science behind laughter and improved health, and the therapeutic benefits of laughter for your life.
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!
Living Vibrantly With Vitiligo: 7 Herbal Remedies That Can Help
Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition that has no cure, but an anti-inflammatory diet and herbal remedies may be helpful.
Unplugging: Why a Device and Media Detox is Good Medicine
If you feel as if you could use a reboot in your life, a media and device detox may be just what you need!
Hormonal Balance: Living Vibrantly, No Matter What Your Age
Manage menopausal symptoms and support hormonal balance using select medicinal herbs and adjusting lifestyle habits.
Gratitude is good medicine for your health. Here’s why.
Gratitude is a profound habit that can transform your life. A growing body of research shows how it may also impact your physical health.
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.
Need to brighten your outlook? Diet may hold the key.
Current research shows that diet can influence mental well-being and has uncovered some surprising correlations.
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.
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.
Chinese Skullcap: A Traditional Medicinal Herb That Tackles Cancer, Inflammation, Allergies, and Anxiety
Chinese skullcap is a medicinal herb that has unique health benefits and is an outstanding remedy for a host of afflictions.
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.
Want to Live a Healthier, Happier Life? Practice Kindness
Be kind and be well. Over the years research has consistently found that kindness is directly tied to our overall happiness and well-being.
Herbal Focus: St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
St. John’s Wort is a yellow-flowered botanical known for easing depression and anxiety, but it’s also an exceptional anti-inflammatory.
Herbal Focus: Lion’s Mane Mushroom (Hericium erinaceus)
Lion’s Mane mushroom is an outstanding medicinal herbal remedy, providing stress and anxiety support, boosting energy, and reducing fatigue.