Did you know that most people attribute their desire to live more naturally and healthily to having children? It’s true! This month’s Herbal Education post fits perfectly with that theme as it’s all about children and using herbs with them! Today, I’ll be sharing an overview of what’s taught in the 10th and last unit of the Online Intermediate Herbal Course at the Herbal Academy as well as 3 key takeaways and an herbal formula for Gripe Water in case you need it for a colicky baby at some point. Herbs for Children What I Studied The tenth unit of The Online Intermediate Herbal Course is all...Read More
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Did you know that 10,000,000 doctor visits every year are for urinary tract infections and that 1 out of 5 women will have one UTI in their lifetime (National Kidney Foundation, 2010). This month’s Herbal Education post is not necessarily about UTIs, but it is focused on the entire urinary system and how herbs can be used to keep it healthy. Today, I’ll be sharing an overview of what’s taught in the 9th unit of the Online Intermediate Herbal Course at the Herbal Academy as well as 3 key takeaways and an herbal formula for a UTI infusion just in case you ever find...Read More
Seeing how fall is upon us and cold and flu season will be here before you know it, I think this month’s Herbal Education post is very appropriate seeing how it’s focused on the respiratory system. Did you know that the majority of viruses are transmitted and contracted through the respiratory system? It’s true, and so today, I’m going to share a bit about what the Herbal Academy is teaching on this particular body system in their Online Intermediate Herbal Course. My hope is that it helps you to not only get an inside glimpse into what the Intermediate Herbal course...Read More
Today, I want to talk to you more about the liver and what is taught in the seventh unit of The Online Intermediate Herbal Course from The Herbal Academy. The liver plays a very important role in the body working with other organs to digest, absorb and metabolize food and eliminate waste products from the body. This organ is often neglected when someone approaches using herbs with a “pill for every ill” mindset, but in my personal opinion, liver health along with proper nutrition and gut health, are some of them foundational parts of living a healthy life. The liver works all. the....Read More
“The cardiovascular systems job is to move oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, and to send deoxygenated blood and gaseous waste to the respiratory and urinary systems for removal.” – The Herbal Academy: Intermediate Herbal Course This system is made up of the following: heart arteries veins arterioles venules capillaries Today I want to talk to you more about what you’ll learn in the sixth unit of The Online Intermediate Herbal Course from The Herbal Academy which is on the cardiovascular system. I’ll be sharing 3 key take-aways from this unit as well as a recipe for a yummy cardiovascular...Read More
The nervous system is an important part of the body. Without it one part of the body couldn’t communicate correctly with another. The body is home to 3 different nervous systems. Central Nervous System (CNS) – the brain and spinal cord Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) – nerve cells that connect the CNS with the rest of the body (organs, muscles, and glands) Enteric Nervous System (ENS) – nerve cells in the gastrointestinal tract When problems within the nervous system arise, ailments like anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, headaches, and digestive issues can occur. Today, I want to talk to you more...Read More
Some have compared the body’s immune system to the military… a complex system that is made up of multiple components all acting in sync with each other to protect and defend the body from foreign invaders. Having a strong immune system is vital for good health, but how much control do we have over our immune system health? A lot actually. If you go back to the second post in this series on Food As Medicine and then follow up with the third post in the series on The Digestive System, you’ll see how these two topics are great starting...Read More
This month’s sneak peek into the Herbal Academy’s Intermediate Herbal Course is on the Alimentary system… better known as the digestive system. Last month, I talked my studies on using food as medicine, but in order to get the most nutrition from your food, your digestive system needs to be functioning properly. When I think of all the different bodily systems that people have health issues with today, the digestive system is definitely at the top. Below, I’m going to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what I studied in this unit as well as the three most interesting things I...Read More
I’m Meagan, a registered nurse turned herbalist, and I want to live life naturally. Follow along as my husband and I and our four sons figure out what natural living looks like for our family. And of course, I’d love for you to join me on this journey, too! There’s nothing better than having a good hiking buddy with a compass!
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