Herbal medicine

Intro to Nervines - Your Best Nervous System Allies (text over cup of lavender tea)

Intro to Nervines: Your Best Nervous System Allies

Ancient adaptogenic herbs (like ashwagandha and lion’s mane) are now making their way into mainstream headlines and commercial superfood products, grabbing the attention of various media outlets for their special stress-reducing properties. But at this point in time (2022), I still find very few people (herbalists aside) have heard of nervines!   Nervines may be flying …

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Does green tea help with digestion?

Does Green Tea Help With Digestion?

If you’re among the many who have been wondering, “does green tea help with digestion?” you’re most definitely in the right place!   Speaking as a holistic and functional dietitian, gut health nutritionist, and clinical herbalist, I’m confident your burning questions about the potential benefits of green tea for digestion will be covered in this article.  …

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5 Blood-Building Herbs for Iron Deficiency

Anemia is a medical condition which impairs our blood’s ability to deliver oxygen to every cell in the body.  This condition impacts billions of people worldwide each year, and iron deficiency is found to be the most common underlying cause of anemia (1). While nutrition is a commonly explored option for supporting healthier iron levels …

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Bitter Herbs for Digestion

Bitter Herbs for Digestion: What, Why, When & How to Get Started Working With Digestive Herbal Bitters

“The bitter, the better!”  One of my past clients stated that jokingly during a 1:1 meeting years ago, as I was introducing him to bitter herbs for digestion and educating him on the many benefits of herbal bitters for optimal gut health. While digestive herbal bitters are relatively new to the western world, these hidden …

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37 Herbs for Leaky Gut by Jenna Volpe

37 Herbs for Leaky Gut & Digestive Health

Leaky gut syndrome is a modern-day health epidemic on-the-rise. If left unchecked, a leaky gut can and will spiral into a cascade of other chronic issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), allergies, adverse food reactions, nutritional deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, hormonal imbalance, skin breakouts, and more.   While nutrition is …

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DIY Adaptogen Tea

DIY Adaptogen Tea

During this new paradigm, especially in the last few years, I’ve watched the popularity of herbal adaptogen tea and supplements rise exponentially.  The use of adaptogens now extends far beyond functional nutrition and herbal medicine into more mainstream markets and kitchens worldwide – and for good reason! While you might have heard the term “adaptogens” …

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Gut Healing Tea

Gut-Healing Tea

“There’s a tea for that!” – Me.  😀 Speaking as a clinical herbalist and functional dietitian-nutritionist who has gone on a personal gut-healing journey, tea holds a special place in my heart for so many different reasons, on many levels. I hope you will enjoy this gut-healing tea recipe as much as I do! (This …

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how to stay healthy in summer season- Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD

How to Stay Healthy in Summer Season: 6 Holistic Health Tips

As I’m writing this, the sunflowers are everywhere here in Austin, which means summer 2021 is now upon us!  (Speaking as a “summer solstice” baby and subsequent Cancer crab who loves the beach, summer is most definitely my favorite season!) 😎  That being said, if you’re looking for some holistic and timeless ways to stay …

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