Essential 21st Century Life Hacks

by | Jul 29, 2016

How to Be Insanely Productive Without Destroying Your Health I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical about the title of this podcast, but I'm happy to report that "productivity" is defined here as incorporating certain "rituals" into your life to...
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Staying Healthy in the Spring

by | Apr 04, 2016

Can the Weather Affect Your Health? When I was in graduate school, we spent a couple of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Theory classes learning about body/mind imbalances that are often influenced by the "energetics" of a particular season. I distinctly...
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Topical Pain Relievers: The Herbal Approach

by | Jul 18, 2016

Topical Herbs For Pain Relief Now that we've reviewed common (conventional) topicals for pain, let's look more closely at the wide range of herbal remedies available. First, a quick but essential rule about using herbs. You'll be more successful in...
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Simple Tips For A Non-Toxic Home

by | Mar 25, 2016

It's A Mad, Mad World...So, Now What? While there are a growing number of new cookware options on the market, we don't know enough about them to know if they're safe -- even if they're advertised as "green" or "not...
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Topical Pain Relievers: Bengay and Beyond!

by | Jul 11, 2016

Back pain? Aching muscles? Joint pain? Instead of reaching for acetaminophen or ibuprofen, have you ever tried a topical pain relieving ointment to treat your aches and pains? In this blog post, we'll review common conventional topical treatments for pain,...
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5 Supplements to Support Your Immunity

by | Mar 07, 2016

Over lunch last week, I asked a couple of Wildwood practitioners about their favorite approach to supporting immunity. My specific request was for their favorite immunity-boosting supplements that would be available at the typical health food store (since our practitioners often...
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A Hot Date with A Great Book: Eating on The Wild Side

by | Feb 26, 2016

Eating on The Wild Side

Where do our fruits and vegetables comes from? Not from the supermarket, of course. That's just where they are sold. Nor do they come from large commercial farms, local farms, or even our backyard gardens. That's where they are planted,...
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Herbal Aphrodisiacs

by | Feb 24, 2016

Last month, I heard these two podcast episodes with herbalist, Jim McDonald, and have been wanting to write about them since. The interview was originally posted on The Free Herbalism Project, a series of free lectures by world-renowned herbalists hosted...
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Eat To Heal: Qi Stagnation & Blood Stasis

by | Jun 20, 2016

Qi Stagnation and Blood Stasis Explained "Stagnant qi" is something we treat every single day in the clinic. Of course, when you explain the concept of stagnant qi to a patient, they want to know more, including how the qi...
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Your Baby’s Digestive Health

by | Feb 18, 2016

baby's digestive health

Before getting into the details about the digestive health of infants, I'll start with a personal story since it's a great entry point into discussing the fascinating world of wee' babies and their wee' gut microbiomes. It's a birth story, so if you're not a...
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