Category: Health, Beauty and Fitness

Herbal Solutions for Radiant Vitality

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Fionas forrest

At Fiona’s Forest By Jules Pecson My name is Jules Pecson, and I’m a master herbalist and owner of Fiona’s Forest in Paradise. Our forte is full-body beauty and well-being, using natural ingredients foraged sustainably in our local forests. My health journey started eight years ago, when I was taught to use traditional wild-crafted herbal… Read more »

Fiona’s Forest Herbal Solutions

By Jules Pecson, Wild Craft Herbalist    Herbal solutions and natural skin-care products have found a home at Fiona’s Forest in Paradise, California. As an herbalist, I harvest local plants, process the gathered components, and offer an apprenticeship program at the shop. The local environment provides hundreds of herbs to accommodate “wild crafting,” which offers… Read more »

Yoga, Essential Oils, and Energy Medicine in Durham

Yoga, Essential Oils, and Energy Medicine What Do They Have in Common … Besides Durham, California?                By Mikaela Hengst   They all have a similar purpose: to bring balance to the body. Used individually each modality can be extremely effective in bringing about a balance to the inner and outer landscape of our lives.… Read more »

Natural Skin Care and Herbal Solutions at Fiona’s Forest

Natural Skin Care and Herbal Solutions at Fiona’s Forest By Wendy Robinson   Herbal solutions and natural skin-care products have found a home at Fiona’s Forest in Paradise, California. Jules Pecson, an experienced herbalist in Paradise, harvests local plants, processes the gathered components, and offers classes and participation at her shop. The local environment provides… Read more »

NAET-Don’t be Sick and Tired?

By Mark Light, MD Don’t give up, there is hope-NAET We are lucky to have many healing modalities today to help us in our journey to health. Each modality works in a different way. Some focus on emotions, some on the body itself, some to detox, and so on. Herbal and homeopathic medicines are known… Read more »

Yoga Swing-Interview with Tone & Sharon Cardenas

Lotus Guide: I’ve been using your Yoga Swing now for more than three years and it has really helped me in many ways, but what exactly is it about the Omni Gym or Yoga Swing that’s turning the world upside down? What problems does it solve or what solutions does it provide? Sharon Cardenas: Consisting… Read more »

Aquatic Therapy Comes of Age

By Skip Phairas People have a special relationship with water. Born in water, we remain linked to it forever. Whether an individual uses water for recreation or for exercise, water can do amazing things for the body. Not only can it help keep you in shape, but it can also be used as a beneficial… Read more »

IBS and IBD: Two Very Different Digestive Disorders

By Betty Glasser Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are different digestive disorders. According to the National Digestive Information Clearinghouse, 60 million to 70 million people are affected by digestive disorders and about 20 million related surgical procedures are performed each year. The Difference between IBS and IBD IBS is a functional… Read more »

Should You Be Tested for Gluten Sensitivity?

 By Dr. Patrick Giammarise, DC Gluten is everywhere, literally and figuratively. It’s in more foods then we know and in many of our conversations about food. You may have noticed that a lot of information about gluten is confusing. So here are a few important puzzle pieces to help you develop a clearer picture of… Read more »

A History of Colon Hydrotherapy

In early 1900s, Dr. John Kellogg, a skilled surgeon, initiated the use of colon irrigation. He used colon irrigation along with healthy high-fiber food to treat many gastrointestinal diseases, to minimize surgeries, and to promote healthy colons.