Is it possible to enjoy a glorious spring without the drawbacks of hay fever and over-the-counter allergy medications? Absolutely!
Cordyceps: A Science-Backed Miracle Mushroom for Preventing Viral-Induced Lung Damage
Researchers have found another reason to heartily embrace cordyceps mushroom: it helps to prevent viral-induced lung damage.
Herbal Focus: Oregon Grape Mahonia (Berberis) aquifolium and M. nervosa
Oregon Grape is an exceptionally versatile plant, useful in the treatment of UTI’s, skin infections, severe respiratory syndrome, and the flu.
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.
Herbal Focus: Mullein Verbascum thapsus
Tips on how to identify and harvest the soft and mighty herb mullein, as well as how to utilize its powerful medicinal properties.
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.
Are You Keto? New Study Finds High-Fat Diets Reprogram Immune Cells
A new study has found that a high-fat diet, such as what you find with a ketogenic diet, can reprogram immune cells to enhance immunity.
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.
High-Salt Diet Linked to Inflammation, Multiple Sclerosis
If you have multiple sclerosis or another autoimmune condition, recent research suggests you may want to curb your salt habit.
Suffering From SIBO? Help is on the Way!
Lifestyle, dietary, and herbal support for SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, a gut dysfunction condition.
The Surprising Connection Between Gut Health and Exercise
Wild and wonderful gut bacteria, how they can make (or break) your health, and new research showing that exercise can boost your microbiome.
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.
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.
Managing the Symptoms of Lupus, Naturally!
Natural approaches to symptom management for calming lupus flares, including diet, lifestyle habits, helpful supplements, and herbs.
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.
Children’s Health: Treating PANDAS Naturally
Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders (PANDAS) seriously impact learning, memory, and school performance.
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.
The Surprising Connection Between Glutamate, Autoimmunity, and Neurological Conditions
Did you know? A glutamate imbalance in the brain may worsen neurological issues, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, and multiple sclerosis conditions.
The Wild and Wonderful World of Golden Chanterelle Mushrooms; Plus Food Preservation Tips & Recipe!
It’s time to discover chanterelle mushrooms! Learn more about foraging, cooking, and preserving this powerhouse of taste and nutrition.
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.
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!
Healing Gout: Natural Remedies That Really Work!
Dietary and lifestyle choices, along with medicinal herbs, can help manage the symptoms of gout, a chronic inflammatory disease.
Spinning from Vertigo? Here are my Favorite Remedies for Rapid Relief
Natural methods to address vertigo, a condition that leaves you feeling as though you are spinning, tilting, or off-balance with dizziness.
Defeat Fatty Liver Disease with These Foods, Herbs, and Lifestyle Tips
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an accumulation of extra fat in the liver, and it’s on the rise.
Herbal Focus: Bladderwrack(Focus vesiculosus)
Bladderwrack, a common type of seaweed, is a nutritional powerhouse and can be used for a variety of medicinal and beauty purposes.
My Favorite Culinary Oils for Inflammation, Weight Loss, Diabetes, and More
Why Choosing the Correct Oil is Important With so many different types of oils to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is best and how to use it properly. If you are struggling with autoimmunity or another health challenge, it is particularly important...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kick Off the New Year with These Superfoods for Weight Loss and Health
These three superfoods can help you get back on track after the holidays, and also improve immunity, inflammation, and brain function.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are You Experiencing Unexplained Health Issues? EMFs May Be to Blame
The 5G telecom rollout is in full-swing, and many are questioning the safety of this electric and magnetic field producing technology.
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.
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.
Nature, Awe, and Clearing Clutter. Why we need all three for a calm and happy mind.
Research has shown that nature, awe, and spaces free of clutter greatly influence our mental health and provide tangible benefits.
Feasting on Foraged Fare: Lamb’s Quarter!
Lamb’s Quarter is a nutritional powerhouse, an effective poultice, and a hearty annual that can be found growing wild on every continent.
Herbal Focus: Turkey Tail Mushroom (Trametes versicolor or Coriolus versicolor)
This beautiful medicinal mushroom is a phenomenal botanical – boasting benefits for issues ranging from inflammation to heart health.
Discover the Joy of Wild foods, Foraging, and DIY Spore Prints
Nicole shares her enthusiasm for foraging in the wilderness for food, including plants you may be able to locate close to home.
Herbal Focus: Cordyceps (Cordyceps militaris)
Boost energy, calm Inflammation, and regulate blood sugar with Cordyceps, a miracle mushroom with an impressive range of benefits.
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.
Stress less this holiday season with these 4 easy (and perhaps surprising) tips
There will always be busy moments, but these practices can help to break the stress cycle and support your ultimate wellness.
How I Manage Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. Nicole discusses the daily regimen that works best for her body and lifestyle to manage Multiple Sclerosis.