Considering Cleansing in the New Year?

After a fun-filled holiday season, a little cleansing is a great idea. Here are some suggestions to get you started! Milk Thistle is probably recognized as the preeminent “liver remedy.” It’s been used for thousands of years for detoxifying the liver and protecting it against a wide number of toxins. It does this via a large group of compounds collectively referred to as ‘silymarin.’ Silymarin helps protect the liver from damage caused by alcohol, medications, chemicals, byproducts of metabolism, and… Continue reading

Stress & Hair Loss (Telogen Effluvium)

Stress-Related Hair Loss Stress can have many effects in our body, including hair loss. Significant hair loss (between 200-300 hairs per day, over an extended period) can occur after a significant shock to the system, such as: surgery, illness, high fever, losing a loved one or other emotional stress, certain medications, dramatic weight loss (such as from gastric bypass), pregnancy, and other causes. A highly stressful event signals our system to conserve energy for other, more immediate bodily needs. One… Continue reading

Mistletoe: The Evolution of a Tradition

According to Norse mythology, Balder, the god of Peace, was slain with an arrow made of Mistletoe. After Balder was restored to life, his mother, Frigga, pronounced Mistletoe to be sacred and, to ensure that it be considered an ongoing emblem of love and not one of hate, that anyone passing beneath it should receive a kiss. It is this tradition that is still in practice today, as we “kiss beneath the mistletoe.” Though there’s much myth surrounding Mistletoe, it… Continue reading

Top Ten Tips to Slow Down Thinning Hair – Hair Essentials

  Check out these Top 10 Tips on how to slow down thinning hair and hair loss – including Hair Essentials! http://www.latest-hairstyles.com/advice/ways-to-slow-down-thinning-hair.html  

‘Tis the Season for Tasty Treats… and Herbs for Your Liver!

If you’re like many of us, you may find yourself nibbling on the shortbread a wee bit much, or sipping a little too much eggnog over the holidays… These goodies sure taste great, but all that extra sugar, fat, and alcohol can put an even bigger load than usual upon our hardworking liver. What can you do to give your liver a holiday, too? Herbs such as Milk Thistle, Licorice, Turmeric, Dandelion and Burdock are excellent choices for helping the liver… Continue reading

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