Histamine and it’s reaction to the body are often a hot topic in the the spring. Seasonal allergies lead to high amounts of histamine being released in mucus membranes such as the eyes and nose and for some people the small capillaries of the skin. Hives and itchy, watery eyes with a runny nose are common reactions to excess histamine. However, histamine also causes reactions in the gut and other organs when the body is overloaded. Continue reading
The best time of the year to detox the body is spring. With the longer daylight hours, the warming temperatures and the sprouting greens, it is the natural and appropriate time of the year for our bodies to eliminate the excesses of winter.
Despite what feels like an endless winter, spring is certainly on it’s way. Spring is the time of rebirth and is energetically appropriate then to set resolutions, cleanse our diets and, of course, doing a little spring cleaning. [Click here to read all about why Spring is my preferred time to celebrate New Year in the latest edition of Edible Magazine] Continue reading
Don’t let irritability, anxiety or depression ruin your spring break. Taking Vitamin B6 can help!
Its spring break and official spring season. This is the time many of us are thinking of spring break holidays, getting outside, enjoying the spring blooms and travel! Spring break holidays is also the time when the kids are home. A healthy and balanced mood is important now so that we can enjoy family time. If you suffer from symptoms of anxiety, nervousness, irritability (especially PMS), vitamin B6 can be beneficial for your mood. Continue reading
Back in medical school, one of my favorite herbal instructors told us that to kill off a throat infection, all that was needed was a teaspoon of crushed garlic a few times per day. When asked how to get patients to take this, she had a few tricks up her sleeve. Continue reading
February is love month, love for your heart that is. For over 60 years the Heart and Stroke Foundation has been fighting heart disease and stroke through educating the public, raising funds for research, and supporting recovery. February is typically the month that the Heart and Stroke Foundation increases it’s campaigning for this worthy cause. As stated on their site “the threat of heart disease and stroke is more urgent than ever, with our ageing population and rising rates of obesity and diabetes”. Continue reading
Like many women and girls, I’ve struggled to maintain healthy iron levels throughout my life. Every blood test I’ve taken has flagged a low iron count. I would take supplements and increase my intake of meat in an effort to improve them – but I detested doing both and continued to teeter the line. Until recently. Continue reading
The holiday season has a tendency to leave us feeling a little off balance. We’ve indulged in alcohol and “non-foods” (processed foods and refined sugars) a little more than our bodies can manage all at once, and we end up feeling unwell, foggy and full. Continue reading
The New Year is upon us! January is the month of detoxification for many of us. Indulgences in food and alcohol over the holidays can leave many of us feeling sluggish, tired and maybe a few pounds heavier at the start of the New Year. Continue reading
January is a very popular time to cleanse, given the overindulgence that often comes with the holiday season. While cleansing is important for our bodies, doing it incorrectly during the dead of winter can be harsh on our system. I have created the 2017 West Coast Cleanse for people to gain the benefits of cleansing while also staying in harmony with the seasons! Continue reading