Researchers have learned that a robust microbiome helps to create a brain system that supports the development of social skills.
Is Sugar Fueling Your Seasonal Allergies?
Is it possible to enjoy a glorious spring without the drawbacks of hay fever and over-the-counter allergy medications? Absolutely!
Seasonal Health: Spring
Spring is an excellent time to tend to our detoxification pathways and take steps to reduce the impact of hay fever.
This is How a Healthy Gut Improves Vitamin D Availability
Research has found that the state of your gut microbiome directly influences how well you absorb vitamin D, a crucial vitamin.
New Study Links Black Death Pandemic With Future Autoimmunity Risk
Fascinating new research digs into the immune system adaptations of plague survivors, and their influence on our immunity today.
Want to Enjoy a Long and Happy Life? The Secret May Lie in Calming the Brain
Researchers have found that activities of neurons in the brain play a significant role in determining lifespan.
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.
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.
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.
Suffering From SIBO? Help is on the Way!
Lifestyle, dietary, and herbal support for SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, a gut dysfunction condition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let’s Play! How Forest Floor Playgrounds Build Stronger Microbiomes in Kids
Study finds that children who regularly interact with nature have more robust microbiomes and lower risk of developing autoimmune diseases.
Managing the Symptoms of Lupus, Naturally!
Natural approaches to symptom management for calming lupus flares, including diet, lifestyle habits, helpful supplements, and herbs.
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?
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.
Eating Later in the Evening Encourages Obesity. Here’s Why.
New science explains how meal timing plays a major role in energy expenditure, appetite, and pathways within fat tissue.
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.
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.
Chronic Inflammation: What It Is, Why It’s Dangerous, and What To Do About It
Natural methods to decrease chronic inflammation and address underlying issues that may be contributing factors.
Here’s How to Naturally Improve Hair Health and Stop Excessive Shedding
Certain lifestyle habits, herbal remedies, and diet changes can significantly reduce hair loss and encourage healthy growth.
My Favorite Natural Solutions for Sleep Apnea
Suffering from sleep apnea? It’s important to address the underlying causes sooner rather than later to avoid chronic health issues.
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.
How to Stop a Migraine in its Tracks (or Prevent it Altogether)
A review of remedies that lessen the length and severity of migraines, and the triggers that may bring them on.
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.
It’s Back to School Time! Here’s How to Keep Families Happy, Healthy, & Focused
Tried and true methods that support a smooth transition back to school, while also supporting a happy, healthy, and focused school year.
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.
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.
Cognitive Decline and Brain Aging Linked to Type 2 Diabetes, Insulin Resistance
A new study found that type 2 diabetes is associated with accelerated brain aging and cognitive decline. Can herbs safeguard our brain health?
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.
Secrets of the Blue Zones for Health, Happiness, and Longevity
A researcher set out on a quest to document the secret of blue zones, regional populations of long-lived and exceedingly healthy people.
My Top Remedies for Alopecia Areata, Hair Loss & Slow Growth
Simple lifestyle choices and natural remedies that are highly effective in addressing hair loss and slow growth.
My Favorite Herbal Medicines for GERD and Other Digestive System Concerns
Symptoms of GERD, an extreme form of acid reflux, may be calmed with diet and lifestyle adjustments, as well as herbal medicine.
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...
Why Everyone Should Take Snapshots of Nature
Nature inspires feelings that connect us to each other and the environment, here’s a practice to foster that connection.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
10 Natural Remedies for Neuropathy Relief
Top tips for managing neuropathy, a painful condition that affects the nerves and is often associated with diabetes, MS, and chemotherapy.
If You Suffer From Fibromyalgia, Here Are 4 Science-Backed Supplements That Can Help
Fibromyalgia tends to be challenging to treat, although several supplements have shown great promise in minimizing symptoms.
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.
The Power of Connection for Health and Happiness
Connection is a crucial part of our emotional and physical health, and the holidays are a great time to strengthen social bonds.
Capturing Slow Moments of Holiday Joy
Slowing down and savoring the moment, especially during busy seasons, are vital ingredients to a full, happy, and healthy life.
The Art of Doing Nothing — And Why It’s Important
Being in a constant state of activity has a negative impact on physical and mental wellbeing – prioritize slowing down for overall health.
Natural Acne Remedies That Really Work!
A discussion of natural solutions for supporting healthy, clear skin, that work with the body, not against it.
Struggling with Diabetes? Here are My Top 4 Herbal Remedies
A selection of several medicinal herbs and lifestyle tips that can help to support a healthier life with diabetes.
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.
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.
Free Yourself From Mold Toxicity With These Tips
After addressing environmental mold problems, the next step is to detoxify from mold exposure and subsequent mycotoxins.
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.
Breaking the Cycle of Herpes and Shingles with the Power of Herbal Remedies
Medicinal herbs are a safe and effective avenue for preventing and treating herpes and shingles outbreaks.
5 Simple Methods for Boosting Oxytocin, the Happiness Hormone
If you feel you could use a little more happiness and connection, here are five ways you can naturally boost oxytocin.
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.
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.
Rediscovering Joy After Adversity
Seven research-based tips to help you navigate adversity in ways that lead to positive growth, contentment, and, ultimately, joy.
Traveling this season? Fortify yourself with these powerful herbal remedies.
Top herbal formulations to help fortify and strengthen immune function during summer travel and seasons of illness.
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.
My Favorite Herbal Remedies For Aging Gracefully
Herbal remedies can help us lead vibrant lives by boosting energy, calming inflammation, improving vision, and clarifying the mind.
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.
My top tips for encouraging a radiant glow, no matter what your age
Top herbs and ingredients to feed your body and apply topically to promote healthy skin and a youthful glow.
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.
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.
Want to Live More Sustainably? Practice Gratitude
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!
How to Naturally Manage Your Blood Sugar for Heart and Brain Health
Research has shown that there is a strong link between blood sugar and both brain and cardiovascular health.
How to Break the Habit of Worry and Fear: 4 Ways to Naturally Calm Anxiety
Nicole shares simple suggestions that can help you break the cycle of fear and worry—and cultivate peace of mind.
My Seven Favorite Herbs for the Allergy Season (and Asthma Too!)
Here are seven herbal remedies that may calm allergies and help you to stop and smell everything this glorious spring season.
How a Sense of Purpose Helps Us to Survive & Thrive: The Science Behind a Purpose Driven Life
A discussion of scientific and anecdotal evidence that explain how, and why, a sense of purpose is crucial for wellness.
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.
How Herbal Remedies Can Help Transform Lives – One Family’s Story
A loyal customer shares her and her family’s ongoing success with a range of herbal products from Nicole’s Apothecary.
My Favorite Diet for Managing Multiple Sclerosis
Diet, intermittent fasting, and herbal support are crucial elements in reducing Nicole’s MS symptoms and maintaining her active life.
Exercise, Multiple Sclerosis, and Brain Health—Here’s What You Need to Know
Research highlights the connection between physical activity and brain function in MS patients, and the impact fitness can have on symptoms.
Gratitude: A Powerful Practice for Relieving Stress and Anxiety
Practicing gratitude can become a habit that powerfully shifts our thoughts so that we experience less stress and anxiety.
How I Manage Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. Nicole discusses the daily regimen that works best for her body and lifestyle to manage Multiple Sclerosis.