Author: Meagan Visser

Protected: Lesson 3: Support Your Heart Health With A Heart Tonic Tincture

Welcome My Account Contact One of the best ways to use herbs is to use them to keep the body healthy as opposed to only using them when you’re sick. This would be termed “preventative health,” and it goes right along with eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of fresh air and clean water, getting exercise, minimizing toxins as much as you can, addressing spiritual health, and more. When you use herbs for prevention, most times you’ll be using tonic herbs to nourish the body and keep in in a balanced state of health. There are two basic forms...

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Protected: Lesson 2: How An Herbal Bitter Spritzer Can Improve Your Digestion

Welcome My Account Contact I’m a true believer in digestive health and working to keep it in tip-top shape. If we can keep our digestive systems healthy, then all the hard work we do with our diets will pay off all the more as we are able to get more nutrients from our food. Makes sense, right? But how do we know if we need to improve our digestive health? Some common symptoms of digestive distress can be gas or bloating, cramps, constipation or diarrhea, nausea and/or vomiting, headaches, moodiness and irritability, heartburn, etc. I think it’s safe to...

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Protected: Lesson 1: How To Keep The Bugs Away With An Herbal Bug Spray

Welcome My Account Contact When it comes to living naturally, one of the biggest hurdles we face is toxins. They’re everywhere! Our bodies are designed to break toxins down and dispose of them on a regular basis. However, it doesn’t always happen as effectively as we’d like. This can be due to the amount of toxins the body is exposed to in a short period of time. This bombardment of toxins can slow down the natural detox process. It could also be that the body isn’t functioning in a balanced state of health in the first place and, therefore,...

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How To Make A Fresh Yarrow Tincture (Plus 5 Ways To Use It)

This past spring, I was excited to see a couple yarrow plants growing next to my driveway. I watched them as they grew, budded, and unfurled their creamy white flowers, and as soon as they were full grown, I put them to good use. Back in August, I decided to take some time to quickly tincture the yarrow tops before it was too late and the flowers dried up. Today, I thought that I’d share the steps with you in case you still have some fresh yarrow growing nearby that you’d like to preserve and use in the future....

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The Herbal Academy’s Intermediate Herbal Course: A Review

Have you ever considered going to herbal school, but you weren’t quite sure if it was right for you? I’ve been there.  There are different schools with various teachers, viewpoints, and teaching methods. There are different paths of herbal education depending on what you want to do as an herbalist. Herbal schools vary in cost, accessibility, and the scope of education they provide. It really is a lot to consider.  When I first became interested in herbalism, my herbal education progress mainly through self-study and online herbal course taught by experienced herbalists around specific topics. But back in 2015,...

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Protected: Getting Started With Yarrow: Supply List

Welcome My Account Contact Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) holds a special place in my heart. It’s one of the first herbs I learned to identify in the wild (sorry for the cheesy video… it’s old!) and one of the first that I transplanted and cultivated in my herb garden. Yarrow has a long history of use and can be used in many different situations which makes it a good herb to know. I’m so ready to further explore this great herb with you this month and learn how we can use it for food, health, and wellness! EnergeticsSafety Yarrow is...

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Things I Love: August 2017

The end of August is here, and for me, that means the end of summer. Vacations are over, school starts back next week, and cooler weather is moving in here on the mountain. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for fall. I hear a lot of people saying they’re doing everything they can to hold on to the last bit of summer, and although I enjoy the warm summer months, autumn is my favorite season so I’m ready to welcome it in. I look forward to the cooler weather, warm clothes and new styles, and the...

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4 Questions To Ask Before Going To Herbal School

It’s back to school season, and not just for the kids and college students—for everyone who wants to study the art and science of herbalism at the Herbal Academy, too! But how do you know if our herbal school is right for you? Today, I’m over at the Herbal Academy where I’m sharing 4 questions you should ask yourself before going to herbal school. These questions will help you evaluate your goals, find the right school and program, evaluate the investment of time, effort, and money, and identify future opportunities that may result from your studies. As a student...

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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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