Category: Natural and Organic

Wild-Crafted Summer Remedies

By Fiona Allergy Tincture Humans constantly adapt to their environment but our bodies ultimately reflect allergic symptoms as our adaptation reaches its limit. The eyes become itchy as the pollen levels rise and a runny nose continually works to move invading allergens from the nasal cavities. Chest congestion and a dry cough also indicate that… 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 »

A Perspective on Plant Spirituality

A Perspective on Plant Spirituality By Shea Smith When we plan our classes at HAALo, we choose topics that our community is “buzzing about” or about which we see a pattern of questions happening regularly in our shop. Recently, we’ve had a steady stream of conversations with our customers who come in to share whispered… Read more »

Why Do You Bloat and How Can You Fix It?

Why Do You Bloat and How Can You Fix It? By Patrick Giammarise   Ever noticed that a pair of pants or a dress fits you fine, and then a few hours after eating your belly seems so bloated that you look as if you swallowed a balloon? It’s embarrassing and annoying and can be… Read more »

Herbal Allies for the Immune System

By Juliet Blankespoor  ~ Most folks who use natural medicine have favorite remedies they turn to when warding off a cold. That first sneeze or throat tickle might have them reaching for elderberry syrup, echinacea tincture, garlic honey, or a zinc lozenge. But what about tonic herbs that can help support the immune system every… Read more »

Returning the Social to Agriculture

We live in exciting and challenging times in which we must adapt to weather changes and water shortages. Look to your local community for programs like this. One that I know of is the Paradise Grange Community Garden. You can contact Debbie at 530-413-3974 for more information on what they’re doing and what might be… Read more »

Stay Healthy, Naturally

By Terra Karma You might know me from EarthDance or our “TerraKarma’s Chico Music for Peace Festivals” in the plaza. But I’ve always wanted to be a healer of some kind. This past year, besides giving music lessons, our family started a company called Silver Remedy to sell colloidal silver. You really have to question… Read more »

Autumn Is on Its Way! Season of the Metal Element

Autumn is the time of the metal element in Chinese cosmology. When we think of metal we often think of precious objects such as gold and silver. We are familiar with industrial metals such as steel that hold up buildings but what about our health?

Supporting Local Farmers

Welcome to Eco-Logical, a column created to look at how we might live â??greener,â? more satisfying lives and walk a little more lightly on the planet in the process.

Spring Cleansing from the Inside Out By Maxine LeClerc

Spring is the perfect time to cleanse and detoxify, especially the liver, the organ associated with spring. Since the liver dumps directly into the colon, keeping the colon clean during any detoxification program enhances the bodyâ??s natural ability t