Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Food addictions: Another excellent post from Aviva
There are reasons why we have a hard time eating just one salty, sweet or crunchy snack.
Aviva Romm has another great post, this one on dealing with food addictions. Read it here.
If you are interested in women's and children's health, I would encourage you to subscribe to Aviva's blog.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Detox your Medicine Cabinet: Another great article from Aviva
In this article, Dr. Aviva Romm shares some great information on how to stock a more natural medicine cabinet. Many of the remedies (teas, tinctures, etc.) can be made at home. You can also find ready- made preparations from Mountain Rose Herbs, local health food stores and websites.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Herb Fairies is available again for 2014!!
Herb Fairies is a series of books (one released each month) which teaches about herbs through the adventures of four children in a land of fairies, trolls, elves, dwarves and magic. Each book features an herb with remedies, uses, etc. Included are mp3, pdf, epub and mobi (kindle) versions of the stories, learning journals, coloring pages, recipes and a corresponding issue of Herbal Roots e-zine. Herbal Roots is a children's e-magazine full of useful information, recipes and activities. You could use Herb Fairies and all the included extras as a curriculum to introduce children to herbs. I would suggest going through the stories with your children if you concerned about the magical/mythical elements of the stories. Heck, I'd encourage you to go through the stories with your children anyway because they are full of so much great information. If your family is interested in learning about herbs, check out Herb Fairies.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
What's with the name: Herbal Gifts from the Father?
I chose the name, Herbal Gifts from the Father, as a reminder, to myself first, that our heavenly Father has given us these gifts. They are not the gifts of a pagan mother (Earth, Nature, Gaia, etc). I chose this name to help Christians feel more comfortable using herbs without the baggage that may be keeping them from exploring the wonderful healing gifts the Father has given us in plants.
Please don’t misunderstand me; I have great respect for my mentors, many of whom are not Christians and have pagan/new age beliefs. In fact, you will see many posts that come from or are inspired by my mentors. My purpose is not to slander or abuse them. I love each of them and owe them immensely. I look forward to continuing my herbal learning at the feet of my beloved teachers.
If you have any questions, suggestions, etc. please feel free to comment. Because each person has a unique constitution and responds to herbs differently, I can’t answer specific herbal questions on a blog, but, your questions can be great starting points for future posts. If you would like to set up a personal consultation, please email me at email@example.com.
Thanks for stopping by Herbal Gifts from the Father.
Oil-pulling has become very popular on the web and in social media. Todd Caldecott is a medical herbalist and Auyervedic practitioner. Oil pulling is based on several Auyervedic therapies. I personally have never tried it. All previous information I've seen oil-pulling says to swish a mouthful of oil for 20 minutes. As a person with chronic TMJ-related problems, this did not sound like something I should be doing. After reading Todd's article, I might have to give this a try.