The Sunshine Vitamin

2021-07-02T18:45:39-07:00

By Chelsea Eilts, ND, MSOM, LAc Vitamin D is the one essential vitamin that your body produces on its own when given enough sun exposure. However, for people living north of the San Francisco latitude, there is insufficient UVB exposure to make enough of this vitamin outside of the summer months. Certain foods do contain [...]

The Sunshine Vitamin2021-07-02T18:45:39-07:00

Feverfew for Migraine Headache

2021-06-04T17:37:24-07:00

By Greg Lamont-Mitchell, ND Feverfew (Latin name Tanacetum parthenium) belongs to the Asteraceae or daisy family of plants. It’s a medicinal plant traditionally used for the treatment of fever, migraine headache, rheumatoid arthritis, stomachache, toothache and insect bites. Found in gardens and along roadsides, Feverfew is a beautiful daisy-like perennial. The name “feverfew” stems from [...]

Feverfew for Migraine Headache2021-06-04T17:37:24-07:00

Elecampane, a Better Bitter for Coughs & Digestion

2021-04-01T15:40:12-07:00

By Dr Chelsea Eilts, ND, LAc Elecampane (Latin name Inula helenium) is a biennial garden herb that is described as bitter, pungent, salty, and warming. Most often, Elecampane is used to clear up phlegm from the chest and stimulate digestion. You can find this herb in different forms, including bulk dry herb, tincture (of infused [...]

Elecampane, a Better Bitter for Coughs & Digestion2021-04-01T15:40:12-07:00

Nettle – Stinging But Helpful, Especially During Spring Allergies

2021-03-01T15:35:24-08:00

By Dr. Sarah Larson, ND, LAc Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica, Urtica urens or Urtica radix) has been used medicinally for centuries and has several therapeutic benefits, including the relief of pain, treatment of urinary tract infection, reduction of enlarged prostate and powerful antihistamine properties (hello, allergy season!). Commonly found in nearly every state in the U.S., you [...]

Nettle – Stinging But Helpful, Especially During Spring Allergies2021-03-01T15:35:24-08:00

Siberian Ginseng for Immune Function and Stress

2021-02-15T11:34:48-08:00

By Dr Greg Lamont-Mitchell, ND Siberian ginseng (Latin name Eleutherococcus senticosis) has long been used in traditional herbal medicine and research shows that it has many beneficial effects on human health. Siberian Ginseng is considered to be an “adaptogen”; this term means that it can be used to improve our ability to manage stress. [...]

Siberian Ginseng for Immune Function and Stress2021-02-15T11:34:48-08:00
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