Category: Natural and Organic

Cannabidiol 101

Plus CBD Oil
Plus CBD Oil

What Is CBD?   By Amabelle Dela Cruz   Cannabidiol, or CBD, has long garnered attention in the realm of natural products but has recently become more openly accepted among the medical community, and for good reason. From baby boomers to millennials, people from all walks of life are raving about the health benefits CBD… Read more »

Chico’s New Naturopathic Doctor

Ashley Olberg
Ashley Olberg

By Dr. Ashley Olberg   Dear Lotus Guide community, Naturopathic Medicine Hello! My name is Dr. Ashley Olberg, and I am a newcomer to the Lotus Guide family. This is the fourth time now that I have lived in Butte County; this area has always drawn me back to it. Now I am back for… Read more »

The Wellness Collective

wellness collective-miners
wellness collective-miners

 Connecting Community and Wellness   By Jane Miners   A few years ago, I began to reflect on my journey through healing and each aspect of the self: mind, body, and spirit. I became very interested in holistic wellness once I became a mother, and I have changed much about my lifestyle to become healthier… Read more »

How Did We Get Here?

Kathleen Hallal
Kathleen Hallal

By Rahasya Poe   The short answer to this question is “apathy and greed.” But considering the fate of our children, our country, and the world, let’s look at some specifics that address the problem. I think it’s well worth our time to look deeply and seriously into this subject. I was recently invited by… Read more »

Ionized Alkaline Water

good water store
good water store

Optimize Your Health and Vitality with Ionized Alkaline Water By Phyllis Humber   Clarity comes to mind as we step on into the New Year. Knowing where we stand is vital while navigating today’s waters of extreme change. As we stretch forward to embrace the fresh energy of 2018, we cannot help but think about… Read more »

Fat-Burning as a Tool

By Dr. Deborah Penner, DC   As of this writing, I have been in clinical practice for 32 years—32 years of listening to people’s health concerns and seeking answers to the big questions of systemic health. An old saying goes, “Truth drops like a stone.” In this article I am talking about a nutritional truth… Read more »

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?

Digestion Relief Center
Digestion Relief Center

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 »