Essentrics Schedule + Weight Rebalancing

My New Year’s Intentions include: Weighing myself weekly Last winter, I put on 14 pounds after going to several months without weighing myself and getting addicted to sugar again which is so easy!   In my past, I’ve obsessed with weighing myself more than once a day which is not healthy either. Once a week on each weekend seems like a good middle path. Just say NO to Sugar & HFCS Sugar is more addictive than heroin; when you let it in, it’s so easy to consume it daily. The key is not to buy it. If it’s in the house, I’ll eat it    Read your ingredient lists carefully and when a craving hits, 1 teaspoon raw honey does the trick. Or… take a few drops of gymnema tincture to make sugar taste nasty. (this is a great herb for anyone trying to keep blood sugar levels down). Daily Essentrics It takes a combination of regular exercise and predominately healthy and whole food choices to keep our weight balanced.  In a recent Discover Essentrics  workshop, I was asked if our program is contraindicated if you also like to lift weights, run, cycle, etc   Quite the opposite is true; doing daily Essentrics to rebalance my body helps me be to be able to ski, hike and enjoy life to the fullest. […]

Common Sense Health Tips

Trees soaking up the vitamin D I just reposted "20  nutrition facts that should be common sense – but aren't"  on Facebook. One of my favorites is that eggs are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. [...]

Immune-Supporting Herbs

My last post included the Three Musketeers for immune function from a food point of view;  let's focus today on two herbs well known for immune support.  One you may be unfamiliar with is astragalus root (astragalus propinquus) which looks [...]

California Poppy – to relax and more

Greetings! I've been fascinated lately with using relaxation to strengthen through Essentrics, which also made me think about the many medicinal properties of this beautiful plant, California Poppy, aka Eschscholizia californica L.     In addition to helping us relax, [...]

Remember…Rosemary and her Many Benefits!

Summer is a great time to remind you about the many benefits of rosemary, botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis With Mediterranean origins, the woodsy-citrus-like fragrance of rosemary has added beauty to gardens, flavor to kitchens, and a great remedy in apothecaries [...]

Santa Fe Escape – Essentrics plus Herbal Medicine Made Easy

Greetings! It's been a great winter here in Steamboat, but I'm now getting started on travel and education season which I love!  I'm most grateful to Sharon Blomgren with ArtsandCulturalTravel.com for asking me to be the facilitator of a new [...]

New Health-E-Booklet Series

Photo by John F. Russell Herbalist and author Susan Mead already has published a book of health tips called "Take Back Your Body." Mead now is working on a series of a la carte health e-books for different ailments. The [...]

Keep Moving!

Moving too fast without proper warm-up got me in trouble yesterday; I had the mother of all back spasms that made my cry out in pain every minute or more regardless of whether I was moving or stationary.   First, [...]

Herbal Cordial Recipe

Cordial in Process If you didn't receive my recent newsletter on the benefits of making and drinking herbal cordials, I hope you sign up soon here on my website. When I'm on top of things, you'll get your [...]