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Garlic & Warfarin: Is there a risk with concurrent use?

This paper explores the relationship between a commonly prescribed anticoagulant medication, Warfarin, and a well-known herb, Allium sativum (garlic).

Policing Black Bodies: The Effects of Carceral Control on Community Health

This paper explores interconnections between police violence, racism, and trauma as they relate to concepts of  collective healing, societal transformation, and wellness and embodiment for all. 

Acne vulgaris & Gender-Affirming Testosterone Use: Addressing Acne With Holistic Skin Care

This is an article about holistic skin care based on my experience with clients who have experienced acne after beginning exogenous testosterone use as part of gender-affirming hormone therapy.

Vitamins & Minerals for Nervous System Wellness

Many vitamins and minerals play a significant role in the function and structure of the nervous system. This resource explains how several key vitamins and minerals support  the nervous system and provides a list of food sources for each.


Comprehensive Monograph: Chimaphila umbellata

Comprehensive monograph on Chimaphila umbellata (Pipsissewa).

All About Nervines

This handout describes common herbs that gently balance the nervous system and can be used to address symptoms such as anxiety, depression, tension, and pain.

Audio Recording:

How to Make an Herbal Tincture

This 45 minute audio recording provides basic instructions for making your own herbal tinctures.

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Herbs and Chronic Insomnia

This paper discusses the relevant pathophysiology for chronic insomnia and elucidates a general herbal protocol which highlights key herbs and other supportive strategies.

Herbal Allies for Moving Through Grief: Recipes & Resources

This handout provides herbal recipes and self-care resources for coping with times of loss and grief. 

The Microbiome & Mental Wellness

This brief essay explores the gut-brain connection and its role supporting mood stability and mental wellness. It also includes recipes and resources.

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I am not a doctor and do not diagnose or treat diseases. I use herbs to educate and empower my clients. I recommend consulting a doctor before using any herbs or supplements, especially if pregnant, on medication, or lactating.

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