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As a trained herbalist, I am always glad when people formulate products based on good science and high-quality, organic herbs. As a lazy herbalist, I am always glad when it’s “other people” doing it, and not me. As a Mom of a little one who works full-time outside of the home, I could always use some stress relief. As a Mom with taste buds, I would love it if the product actually tasted good…but this is by no means a deal-breaker. Meaning, if it tasted bad, but it worked well, I would still use it. And that is exactly how … Continue reading
My mother-in-law is kind of a skeptic about all things holistic, aromatherapeutic, herbal, or just plain healthy. She likes to say, “Mare has a lot of concoctions.” But, since she’s living with us to help take care of the Little Apple, I want to take care of her, too. A couple months ago, she burned her finger by grabbing onto a hot pan (she missed the handle, basically). I heard a big, “Ow!” in the kitchen and went running. She was rinsing her finger in cold water when I found her. “I can help you with that, Mama,”I said. “Don’t … Continue reading
I often joke that I have two babies, a Little one (the Apple) and a Big one (my hubby). My Big baby gets more canker sores (mouth ulcers) than anyone I’ve ever known. It annoys him to end. It annoys me too because it seems like every time I go to give him a quick peck on the lips, he says, “No, don’t kiss me – I have a sore.” And then he flips down his lip to show me the big, sometimes white, sometimes yellow, ALWAYS ugly, painful, throbbing mess. A very PAINFUL method that my mother used to … Continue reading
I know you’re out there…if you’re a Mom who cares about preserving her baby’s health and/or solving her children’s health issues with remedies straight out of Mother Nature’s medicine chest, then Holistic Mamas is for you. I’m a fervent believer that we have veered too far away from our connections to herb lore and Mother Nature in western medicine’s quest for scientific evidence, repeatability, and consistency. Just because something has never been tested in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial does not mean it does not have healing value. Just because disciplines like Homeopathy, TCM, and herbalism have practitioners that … Continue reading