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.
Health Fact or Fiction? Although dairy has long been linked to increased inflammation in health and wellness circles, researchers are now finding that this is not the case. In fact, it may have beneficial effects that help to reduce inflammation, especially when...
Learn how strengthening the gut and microbiome can help to improve oral health and reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease.
If you are eating conventional foods, you may be unknowingly ingesting glyphosate, a toxin that severely damages the gut and overall health.
If you are having issues with tooth decay or gum issues, good news! Many times you can reverse the damage through diet and lifestyle practices.
Enjoying a Naturally Healthy Summertime As we head into summer, there is a good chance we will spend more time outdoors gardening, enjoying nature, and gathering together with family and friends. This is certainly a season to embrace! To ensure that it is comfortable...
Learn about emulsifiers, the foods that contain them, and how to naturally address anxiety, inflammation, and gut health.
Inflammation, Viral Illness, and Mood Disorders Throughout the pandemic, many underlying health concerns were highlighted as they contributed to poorer outcomes for severe acute respiratory syndrome. Pre-existing chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, kidney...
Researchers have discovered that the green Mediterranean diet is one of the best ways to promote brain health and reduce neurodegeneration.
Scientists have found that excess sodium intake is linked to many health conditions, and also lowers resistance to bacteria infections.
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...
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder that causes weakness in skeletal muscles when communication with nerve cells is disrupted.
Ongoing Fatigue, Loss of Smell, & Brain Fog After a Viral Infection? New Study Shows it May be Due to an Autoimmune Reaction
Ongoing fatigue, loss of smell, and brain fog are a few of the frustratingly persistent after effects of viral illness.
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...
Cognitive health may be linked to a surprising culprit: a unique fungi co-living with bacteria in the gut.
Donkey milk is a pharmafood, sought after for both for its sweet and clean taste and a wide range of health benefits.
Nicole Apelian’s journey to navigating the emotional and physical aspects of MS, and how she thrives in spite of it.
Your local Black Birch tree is a healing powerhouse and an outstanding source of food and natural medicine.
Is it possible to enjoy a glorious spring without the drawbacks of hay fever and over-the-counter allergy medications? Absolutely!
Researchers have found another reason to heartily embrace cordyceps mushroom: it helps to prevent viral-induced lung damage.
Oregon Grape is an exceptionally versatile plant, useful in the treatment of UTI’s, skin infections, severe respiratory syndrome, and the flu.
A warm mug of black tea can bring both pleasure and robust health benefits during the chilly winter season.
Tips on how to identify and harvest the soft and mighty herb mullein, as well as how to utilize its powerful medicinal properties.
Researchers have determined a reactivated shingles infection can also have serious health consequences well beyond nerve pain and blisters.
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.
Black seed oil has been traditionally used by many cultures for thousands of years as a natural beauty and health remedy. Science agrees.
If you have multiple sclerosis or another autoimmune condition, recent research suggests you may want to curb your salt habit.
Lifestyle, dietary, and herbal support for SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, a gut dysfunction condition.
Wild and wonderful gut bacteria, how they can make (or break) your health, and new research showing that exercise can boost your microbiome.
New findings could revolutionize how Alzheimer’s is treated, possibly even preventing this devastating disease.
Celiac disease is an ancient autoimmune disorder with 1 in 100 people diagnosed worldwide and an estimated 2.5 million undiagnosed in the US.
Natural approaches to symptom management for calming lupus flares, including diet, lifestyle habits, helpful supplements, and herbs.
Lifestyle habits and herbal remedies may reduce seasonal affective disorder (SAD) symptoms, including flagging energy and brain fog.
Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders (PANDAS) seriously impact learning, memory, and school performance.
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.
It’s time to discover chanterelle mushrooms! Learn more about foraging, cooking, and preserving this powerhouse of taste and nutrition.
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!
Dietary and lifestyle choices, along with medicinal herbs, can help manage the symptoms of gout, a chronic inflammatory disease.
Natural methods to address vertigo, a condition that leaves you feeling as though you are spinning, tilting, or off-balance with dizziness.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an accumulation of extra fat in the liver, and it’s on the rise.
Bladderwrack, a common type of seaweed, is a nutritional powerhouse and can be used for a variety of medicinal and beauty purposes.
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...
Lifestyle and dietary choices, time in nature, CBD, and other medicinal herbs are Nicole’s go-tos for taming chronic inflammation.
Learn about holy basil, a perennial herb that is often grown for both religious and medicinal use, and can be enjoyed in multiple ways.
Beginner or seasoned gardener? Dig in and explore beautiful and useful plants to grow a backyard pharmacy right outside your door.
Seeking safe, natural support for symptoms of endometriosis, PCOS or uterine fibroids? A dietary shift and medicinal herbs may provide relief!
Dietary choices and herbal remedies are exceptionally effective in helping minimize the disagreeable symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Butterbur is a perennial, delicious wild food that is famously known for its ability to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.
Skin ailments like eczema and psoriasis are on the rise as people struggle with leaky gut syndrome, autoimmune conditions, and other factors.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Living with an inflammatory gut condition? Take heart! Pain, inflammation, motility issues & gut health can be improved with medicinal herbs.
Red light therapy is a unique treatment that can help to improve skin quality, reduce inflammation, and boost mental health.
Medicinal herbs and practicing self-care can make a tremendous impact in addressing the impactful pain of sciatica.
Practical ways to manage belly fat and reduce the risk of chronic disease so we begin the new year on the right foot.
These three superfoods can help you get back on track after the holidays, and also improve immunity, inflammation, and brain function.
Yoga is a wonderful practice for both mental and physical wellbeing, and its benefits are well backed by science.
Natural remedies and a shift in lifestyle practices can offer much-needed relief for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
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.
Compelling research is showing that an intermittent fasting practice may greatly influence and enhance immune response.
Gratitude is a profound habit that can transform your life. A growing body of research shows how it may also impact your physical health.
Lyme Disease is the top vector-borne disease in the United States – learn about the many herbal options for healing.
Exploring some of the options for managing symptoms of autism and ADHD through diet, lifestyle, supplementation, and herbal support.
Medicinal herbal remedies are an excellent choice for support along the journey to regaining your energy and vibrancy.
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.
Nicole reviews the many benefits of pine needle, an important herbal remedy that is a powerful source of nutrition and natural medicine.
Research has shown that nature, awe, and spaces free of clutter greatly influence our mental health and provide tangible benefits.
Lamb’s Quarter is a nutritional powerhouse, an effective poultice, and a hearty annual that can be found growing wild on every continent.
This beautiful medicinal mushroom is a phenomenal botanical – boasting benefits for issues ranging from inflammation to heart health.
Nicole shares her enthusiasm for foraging in the wilderness for food, including plants you may be able to locate close to home.
Boost energy, calm Inflammation, and regulate blood sugar with Cordyceps, a miracle mushroom with an impressive range of benefits.
Increased arthritic pain during the cold winter months may be mitigated with these practical tips and a few of my favorite botanicals.
There will always be busy moments, but these practices can help to break the stress cycle and support your ultimate wellness.
Dr. Nicole discusses the daily regimen that works best for her body and lifestyle to manage Multiple Sclerosis.