Herbal medicine

Prebiotic Foods and Herbs List PDF - Free Download

Prebiotic Foods & Herbs List PDF (Free Download)

If you’re looking for ways to include more prebiotics in your diet (to help optimize your gut health), this free downloadable Prebiotic Foods & Herbs List PDF is just what the dietitian ordered! 😉 Probiotics are all the craze in the wellness industry nowadays. But if you ask me, not enough attention is given to prebiotics. …

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The Best Smoothie for Constipation Relief - by Jenna Volpe RDN LD CLT - Whole-istic Living

The Best Smoothie for Constipation Relief

There’s nothing worse than sitting on the toilet, “wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and praying” for a bowel movement – only to keep waiting! (Or worse – playground pebbles…)  Either way, constipation is often a pain in the butt– literally, and figuratively.  If you’re in search of some natural ways to get relief and regularity, …

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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?

Green tea and digestion are two topics very near and dear to my heart.  If you’re among the many wondering, “does green tea help with digestion?” you’re most definitely in the right place!  Speaking as a holistic and functional dietitian, holistic nutritionist, and clinical herbalist whose entire career path started with a cup of green …

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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, 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 fundamental …

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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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