Welcome to my blog!
As an herbalist, I’ve experienced the amazing and gentle healing and nutritive qualities of plants. Burdock, chickweed, dandelion, nettle, violet, yellow dock and many other “weeds” grow with abandon all around us and have a lot of nutrients to offer – if only we become aware! Most of these weeds, wild flowers and plants are very easy to grow, as are many of the tamer, domesticated greens and herbs – I can show you how to grow and consume them in the most delightful ways!
As a nutritional consultant, I’m very aware that some of the foods we eat are perfectly suited to create health and longevity for ourselves and our animal companions while some are best avoided altogether, as they have little to offer nutritionally and can often become problematic and result in imbalances, discomfort and disease. Difficult as it is to believe, some of our favorite foods (dairy, sugar, breads) are often the cause of illness, inflammation, congestion, digestive issues and many other imbalances. By focusing on the foods and nutrients that are most beneficial, we can improve our health dramatically! Been there, done that, and I can help you do the same.
My background is diverse, and includes Landscape Design, Animal Communication, and, the star in my crown, Clinical Herbalism/Nutrition. I would not be the lively and interesting person I am today without my herbalism and nutrition training and the results I got from applying what I learned. All of my fellow herbalists got amazing results, as well, by applying the principles of eating species appropriate foods and supplementing to meet all of the vital nutritional needs. This awareness and my dramatically improved sense of well being fuels an ever-abiding interest in how we can achieve optimal health and wellness for ourselves and our animal friends. I want to help others learn to do the same.
An information fanatic, I’ve done a lot of research and have decades of hands-on experience, so within this blog you will find some eye-opening and important information that can dramatically improve your health and that of your animal companion.
What we will be blogging about:
Species-appropriate food – for people, dogs and cats
Herbs – Nutritive and Medicinal
Gardening – Growing Herbs, Flowers and Foods that Heal
Recipes – Paleo and More
Herbal Magic – Learn to Make your own Herbal Magic
Book Reviews – Be Informed!