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...
Considering a ketogenic diet for autoimmunity? Research has shown it can be beneficial, neuroprotective, and is known to calm inflammation.
Memory isn’t what it used to be? Try this technique for greatly improved recall to help you remember anything.
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...
Did you know we can hardwire our brain towards positivity, and with enough practice, it can become second nature?
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!
Learn how strengthening the gut and microbiome can help to improve oral health and reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease.
Approaching the morning intentionally with a positive routine sets the tone for the entire day, and can lead to better gut health!
The pioneering work of Esther Sternberg M.D. has revolutionized how we look at the mind-body connection in modern medicine.
If you are eating conventional foods, you may be unknowingly ingesting glyphosate, a toxin that severely damages the gut and overall health.
Explore natural remedies and lifestyle recommendations that help to address chronic pain so that you can feel better quickly.
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 are testing unique ways to address food allergies, including healing the microbiome with a compound called butyrate.
Researchers have discovered that the green Mediterranean diet is one of the best ways to promote brain health and reduce neurodegeneration.
A Crucial Biochemical For Neurological Health As one of the most important neurotransmitters in the body, acetylcholine is directly associated with cognitive health by supporting our ability to learn, focus, and memorize information. What's more, it is also involved...
Research seeks to answer what role technology plays in increasing levels of brain fog and diminishing focus and attention.
Functional medicine views the body as an integrated system and it is effective in uncovering and treating the root cause of complex illnesses
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...
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.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is known worldwide as a severe retroviral infection that causes the destruction of the immune system.
Researchers have learned that a robust microbiome helps to create a brain system that supports the development of social skills.
Is it possible to enjoy a glorious spring without the drawbacks of hay fever and over-the-counter allergy medications? Absolutely!
Spring is an excellent time to tend to our detoxification pathways and take steps to reduce the impact of hay fever.
Research has found that the state of your gut microbiome directly influences how well you absorb vitamin D, a crucial vitamin.
Fascinating new research digs into the immune system adaptations of plague survivors, and their influence on our immunity today.
Researchers have found that activities of neurons in the brain play a significant role in determining lifespan.
A warm mug of black tea can bring both pleasure and robust health benefits during the chilly winter season.
Need Another Reason to Avoid Sugar? Study Shows it Promotes Metabolic Syndrome by Altering the Microbiome
Researchers have now confirmed what health and wellness advocates have known for decades — refined sugar destroys your gut.
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.
Lifestyle, dietary, and herbal support for SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, a gut dysfunction condition.
Intermittent fasting boasts many health benefits, but a new study sheds light on possible negative impacts of the practice for women.
New findings could revolutionize how Alzheimer’s is treated, possibly even preventing this devastating disease.
Tune in with interoception, the sense involving subtle signals sent from the cardiovascular system, gut, lungs, bladder, and kidneys.
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.
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?
Examining a multi-pronged approach to Cushing’s Syndrome, a multiple-symptom condition which impacts 10-15 million people every year.
New science explains how meal timing plays a major role in energy expenditure, appetite, and pathways within fat tissue.
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.
Homemade sauerkraut is a simple and budget-friendly way to boost your microbiome health, and also improve mood, immunity, and weight loss.
Natural methods to decrease chronic inflammation and address underlying issues that may be contributing factors.
Certain lifestyle habits, herbal remedies, and diet changes can significantly reduce hair loss and encourage healthy growth.
Suffering from sleep apnea? It’s important to address the underlying causes sooner rather than later to avoid chronic health issues.
The heavy impact refined sugar has on brain function, and how to remedy our addiction to this widespread additive.
A review of remedies that lessen the length and severity of migraines, and the triggers that may bring them on.
Dietary and lifestyle choices, along with medicinal herbs, can help manage the symptoms of gout, a chronic inflammatory disease.
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.
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.
A new study found that type 2 diabetes is associated with accelerated brain aging and cognitive decline. Can herbs safeguard our brain health?
Experience the pleasure of the feel-good neurotransmitter, dopamine, in a health-affirming way by shifting habits and choices.
A researcher set out on a quest to document the secret of blue zones, regional populations of long-lived and exceedingly healthy people.
Simple lifestyle choices and natural remedies that are highly effective in addressing hair loss and slow growth.
Symptoms of GERD, an extreme form of acid reflux, may be calmed with diet and lifestyle adjustments, as well as herbal medicine.
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...
Nature inspires feelings that connect us to each other and the environment, here’s a practice to foster that connection.
Suffering from more than the occasional instance of brain fog? Explore these recommendations that can help you regain clarity and sharpness.
Seeking safe, natural support for symptoms of endometriosis, PCOS or uterine fibroids? A dietary shift and medicinal herbs may provide relief!
Skin ailments like eczema and psoriasis are on the rise as people struggle with leaky gut syndrome, autoimmune conditions, and other factors.
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.
Don’t underestimate the power of food – research shows that diet can be a helpful ally to brighten your outlook!
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.
Top tips for managing neuropathy, a painful condition that affects the nerves and is often associated with diabetes, MS, and chemotherapy.
Fibromyalgia tends to be challenging to treat, although several supplements have shown great promise in minimizing symptoms.
Practical ways to manage belly fat and reduce the risk of chronic disease so we begin the new year on the right foot.
Connection is a crucial part of our emotional and physical health, and the holidays are a great time to strengthen social bonds.
Slowing down and savoring the moment, especially during busy seasons, are vital ingredients to a full, happy, and healthy life.
Being in a constant state of activity has a negative impact on physical and mental wellbeing – prioritize slowing down for overall health.
A discussion of natural solutions for supporting healthy, clear skin, that work with the body, not against it.
A selection of several medicinal herbs and lifestyle tips that can help to support a healthier life with diabetes.
Natural remedies and a shift in lifestyle practices can offer much-needed relief for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition that has no cure, but an anti-inflammatory diet and herbal remedies may be helpful.
After addressing environmental mold problems, the next step is to detoxify from mold exposure and subsequent mycotoxins.
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.
Medicinal herbs are a safe and effective avenue for preventing and treating herpes and shingles outbreaks.
If you feel you could use a little more happiness and connection, here are five ways you can naturally boost oxytocin.
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.
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.
Top herbal formulations to help fortify and strengthen immune function during summer travel and seasons of illness.
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.
Herbal remedies can help us lead vibrant lives by boosting energy, calming inflammation, improving vision, and clarifying the mind.
Always exhausted, gaining weight, craving sweet or salty foods, and experiencing brain fog? You may be suffering from adrenal fatigue.
For those who struggle with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, medicinal herbs are a powerful ally for addressing the maze of life-disrupting symptoms.
Top herbs and ingredients to feed your body and apply topically to promote healthy skin and a youthful glow.
When you’re ready to experience sound, rejuvenating sleep, medicinal herbs offer a safe and effective alternative to pharmaceutical drugs.
This beautiful medicinal mushroom is a phenomenal botanical – boasting benefits for issues ranging from inflammation to heart health.
Add this to the growing list of reasons why expressing gratitude is vital for a great life – it can actually help us to live more sustainably!
Research has shown that there is a strong link between blood sugar and both brain and cardiovascular health.
Nicole shares simple suggestions that can help you break the cycle of fear and worry—and cultivate peace of mind.
Here are seven herbal remedies that may calm allergies and help you to stop and smell everything this glorious spring season.
A discussion of scientific and anecdotal evidence that explain how, and why, a sense of purpose is crucial for wellness.
Be kind and be well. Over the years research has consistently found that kindness is directly tied to our overall happiness and well-being.
A loyal customer shares her and her family’s ongoing success with a range of herbal products from Nicole’s Apothecary.
Diet, intermittent fasting, and herbal support are crucial elements in reducing Nicole’s MS symptoms and maintaining her active life.
Research highlights the connection between physical activity and brain function in MS patients, and the impact fitness can have on symptoms.
Practicing gratitude can become a habit that powerfully shifts our thoughts so that we experience less stress and anxiety.
Dr. Nicole discusses the daily regimen that works best for her body and lifestyle to manage Multiple Sclerosis.