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  • Diabetes is a Family Affair

    Be informed – join Blessed Herbs for Diabetes Awareness Month 2013

    Diabetes Awareness Month

    This November Blessed Herbs would like to draw our collective attention to one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States – Diabetes. November is Diabetes awareness month, so take a moment and educate yourself with some diabetes information like what diabetes is, how it’s treated, and how you can prevent or live with diabetes post-diagnosis. Read More

  • Natural Probiotics and Digestive Aides

    Herbal remedies to rid yourself of minor digestive troubles and irregularities

    Natural Stomach HealthYour stomach is very much like the rest of you – it can get out of shape! For once, no one is referring to your abs: we’re talking about the bacteria and digestive health of your large and small intestines – and what you can do to restore balance and achieve a state of digestive tranquility. Read More

  • Feel Your Best - Part 2

    Amanda CrawfordLast week, Master Herbalist Amanda McQuade Crawford introduced us to the natural path to health. This week, she expands on the subject with recipes, advice, and natural healing tips for bone, skin, joint & digestive health!

    When you feel your best, you feel amazing – full of life and vitality. October is Women’s Health Month at Blessed Herbs – celebrate with us and keep your inner glow burning strong with these natural tips for skin, bone, joint & digestive health! Read More

  • Feel Your Best

    When you feel your best, you feel amazing – full of life and vitality. October is Women’s Health Month at Blessed Herbs – celebrate with us and keep your inner glow burning strong with these natural tips for skin, bone, joint & digestive health!

    By Amanda McQuade Crawford

    Amanda CrawfordI love October. I feel the best throughout this whole autumn month. It starts with my birthday (the 2nd) and ends with Halloween, merging with celebrations of our ancestors, known in my native southwest as El Dia del Muertos. For many people, the lethargy felt during the tail-end of summer heat transforms during October into an upsurge of vital force. Read More

  • Breast Cancer

    Common and Uncommon facts and resources you should know

    Breast Cancer Awareness MonthBreast Cancer is a tragically common disease where malignant or cancerous cells form and begin to replicate within our otherwise-healthy breast tissue. Cancer is also referred to as a malignant neoplasm. Read More

  • 3 Herbs for Graceful Aging

    By Amanda McQuade Crawford

    Three herb species: Astragalus Root, Willow Bark, and Sage Leaf combine properties that benefit the process of aging by supporting your health, without squandering your wealth. These are common herbs found throughout the world, and are your ticket to easy, natural aging!

    Astragalus Root

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  • The Art of Aging Gracefully

    By Amanda McQuade Crawford

    I am not anti-aging, personally: I am for aging well. I have compassion for frantic men and women who pay to turn “back the clock,” so to speak. Did you know the global market for anti-aging products is projected to be an estimated US $275 billion in 2013? Countless high-priced remedies could be named in this article; but instead let’s focus on the value of humble diet, lifestyle and counseling choices available to all, and not endangered or expensive treasures. Read More

  • Amanda McQuade Crawford, MA Attends CRWC in Sacramento

    Master Herbalist to sit Capital Region Women’s Conference panel

    Capital Region Womens Conference LogoThe Capital Region Women’s conference is a collaborative event hosted in Sacramento, CA at the Sacramento Convention Center by Healthcorps® and Comstock’s Magazine on Friday, September 27th, 2013. Designed to help women of all ages address their challenges of time, energy, growth and finding balance, the CRWC will feature an entire day of activities. Read More

  • Joint Relief: All-Natural Supplement for Joint Stiffness and Soreness

    Joint Relief - Strong Joints Our joints are what keep us mobile – these wonders of natural engineering let us sit up, move, bend, twist, and otherwise function throughout our daily lives. And without joint health, our daily lives suffer – sometimes in painful and even debilitating ways. Read More

  • Turmeric – an Ancient Herbal Remedy

    By Amanda McQuade Crawford

    Turmeric is the perfect plant for modern aches & pains

    Turmeric

    For thousands of years the rhizome (or underground stem) of turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been used as a medicine, food, and source of food coloring (bright yellow-orange!). Turmeric was first cultivated in India and South-East Asia. My own plant thrives in the heat of southern California under the merciful shade of native oaks. Read More

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