My little 2 and 3 year olds have been sick over the last few days. And while they do enjoy chewables, liquid drops, and glycerites, I also love to use fresh or dried herbs with them.
Herbal medicine is something that has been around for centuries and the active constituents found in herbs are actually where a lot of our modern day synthetic medicines have been derived from. When used properly, herbs can have potent and effective properties with no disturbing side effects.
Below, I have shared a few ways that I have successfully been able to get some of these amazing herbs into my kiddos at the right time. If you have a herbal prescription from your ND or herbalist, I recommend trying some of them out!
I hope you find these ideas helpful when treating your sick kids at home! When all else fails, remember the best medicine is a big hug and a giggle from mom or dad. :)
YOU. ARE. PERFECT.
There is only ONE of YOU.
Don't hide away.
Give the world something they haven't seen before.
Just because you may not like YOU does not mean that the world doesn't!
Share your unique thoughts and ideas.
Know that YOU matter.
Because YOU. ARE. DIFFERENT.
#tuesdaymorningtidbit #beyourself #perfectimperfection #wildflower
Hot Toddy in the evening with a splash of whisky. Go to bed and feel better in the morning!
#flufighter #immuneboost #byebyecold #whenteagetsboring#hotsmoothie
It’s January 16th! How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions?!
Was one goal to be more active?
I know a lot of the time fitness seems to be about keeping the pounds off, but there are so many more health benefits than just that!
>>Keeping active is one of the best ways to stay healthy.<<
“We confirm that there is irrefutable evidence of the effectiveness of regular physical activity in the primary and secondary prevention of several chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, obesity, depression and osteoporosis) and premature death.”
"There appears to be a linear relation between physical activity and health status, such that a further increase in physical activity and fitness will lead to additional improvements in health status.”
CMAJ. 2006 Mar 14; 174(6): 801-809. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.051351
#tuesdaymorningtidbit #fitnessmotivation #activeliving #healthchallenge#newyearsgoals #getmovinghavefun #naturopathicmedicine
I love my job! There's nothing more satisfying than helping patients reach this point and feel better than they have in years! Naturopathic Medicine rocks! www.drkatherinemasters.com/faq
Well... yes! It is one of the most common causes of hair loss, but not the only cause. When you experience a large amount of physical or emotional stress, your hair can be pushed prematurely into the resting phase. Normally, hair has a cycle that moves from growth (anagen phase) to falling out (exogen phase). Typically around 5-15% of your hair is in the resting (telogen) phase at any given time. However, in the event of a large amount of stress, a greater percentage of your hair can be triggered to move into this resting phase. Then 1-6 months later, you will notice all that hair falling out. If you think about it, you should be able to trace the hair loss back to whatever it was that happened in the previous months. The fancy name for this is Telogen Effluvium (in other words, "resting phase shedding").
There are many other reasons hair loss may occur, such as dietary deficiencies, thyroid conditions, autoimmune conditions, certain drugs, delivering a baby, certain febrile illnesses, or organ dysfunction.
If you are struggling with struggling to get out of a cycle of stress or anxiety, or if that doesn't seem to be the answer to your hair loss but you still have questions, see your ND to help get back that beautiful mane you've been missing!
#tuesdaymorningtidbit #anxietyhelp #stress #telogeneffluvium #hairloss#beautifulhair #naturalhair #holistic #healthy #naturopathicmedicine
Start a timer for 1 minute!
Unplug yourself from as many distractions as you can.
Give your overstimulated-overactive-overworked-and-underpaid brain 60 seconds.
Look out a window at something green… touch it if you can and breathe it in. Or close your eyes and think of something beautiful in nature.
Repeat as often as needed.
#TuesdayMorningTidbit #peace #anxiety #brainclutter #busy#breathe #naturalmedicine
Heavy cycles are something that many women unfortunately struggle with. I wholly advocate getting a thorough work up and treatment for the root cause of it, but in the meantime, here is a quick tidbit that can help symptomatically to slow down the flow and reduce cramping.
Make some energy balls that contain ¼ tsp of cinnamon per ball and eat 1 ball three times per day. You can also drink cinnamon tea using cinnamon sticks or use the essential oil of cinnamon.
I would love to hear how this works for you! Send me your story!
#tuesdaymorningtidbit #heavyflow #menorrhagia #naturalmedicine#girlpower
What to DO about the FLU.
Let’s take a quick look at 3 commonly asked questions regarding the influenza virus: What conventional treatments are available? What about the flu vaccine? How can a Naturopathic Doctor help me? My aim here is not to disrespect the conventional medical system, but just to shed some light on the abundance of effective therapies out there that are simple talked about less.
1. What conventional treatments are available?
2. What about the flu vaccine?
3. How can a Naturopathic Doctor help me?
As with all health concerns, I do not advise treating yourself. Please seek guidance from your healthcare professional.