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Can Herbalism Cure Chronic Fatigue?

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I’ve worked with a fair amount of clients with chronic fatigue. Given that a new CDC study found that 35% of those with COVID-19 have lingering fatigue, this is likely going to be on the public health radar in the future.

When Studies Show That Herbs Don't Work, Here Are Two Reasons Why!

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You’ve undoubtedly heard the claims before… herbs don’t work. Studies have proven that herbs are ineffective. They’re a placebo, at best. You’re wasting your money. This post explains a couple of shortcomings with testing herbs as if they were pharmaceutical drugs.

The Best Solutions are Born From Frustration

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There is a problem in our healthcare system that affects the health of your family AND finances. It is the very same perspective that is making COVID-19 worse right now. Does this statement sound familiar? “Looks like you might be sick. Go home isolate yourself and hopefully you get better. If not, we will get you to a hospital, if it isn't overrun already” No wonder we spend so much money and outcomes are sometimes so poor. Don’t get me wrong, I am glad hospitals can do so much! But this approach over time means you need more and more care, not less.

Preparing to Get Sick -- An Herbalist's View on COVID-19

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I am frequently asked, “Which herbs can I use for COVID-19?” There’s a two-part answer to that question. The first is what you can do to decrease your chances of getting seriously ill. The second part is what you can do during an active COVID-19 infection. This post will focus on steps you take to prepare your body specifically for the issues COVID-19 seems to be causing.

My Typical Herbal Client

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Let me describe a typical client for you. She’s been to doctors for years with concerns about fatigue, poor sleep, digestive problems - often bloating after eating and/or food sensitivities that are getting worse. She’s had a dozen blood tests without any positive results, including many standard blood panels and probably some combination of adrenal and thyroid tests. There really isn’t a test for brain fog.

How a Small Imbalance Can Make a Big Difference

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If you’ve ever ridden in a car with a tire out of balance, you know what big difference a small imbalance can make. The entire car will shake. The faster you drive, the more it will vibrate. Your car may weigh 4000 pounds and suffer from significant shaking that could be corrected by a 1 oz piece of lead on the appropriate tire.

Why Would You Try Physical Therapy

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Maybe you are struggling with nagging pain or discomfort that has lingered a bit longer than you expected? Maybe you’ve noticed that a friend or loved one is having more trouble performing his or her daily tasks. Perhaps you have had surgery, or are scheduled to do so. These are a few of the situations that a licensed physical therapist is specifically trained to help you with.

7 Things You Should Know About Herbalism

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Everyone knows ABOUT herbalism, but how much do you really KNOW about herbalism? Here are some things that might be new to you:

Heal Faster and Avoid Long-Term Consequences After an Accident

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If you get in an auto accident, there are so many things to think about. How long will it take to get my vehicle fixed? What if I miss work? How will this affect me financially? Will I have to miss work? Will my insurance rates go up? It can be a little traumatic to start driving again too.

How Wellness and Chronic Illness are Related

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If you’re dealing with chronic poor health, you’ve probably come to think of wellness as out of reach. Why? Because you’ve tried the things that so many people swear are necessary… a specific diet, exercise, enough sleep, optimism, vitamins. None of it has helped very much.

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