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  • 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

  • Dandelion - the Backyard Herbal Remedy

    By Amanda McQuade Crawford

    Dandelion Herbal Remedies

    Have you ever tried to dig up pesky dandelion roots? They break off to grow another day unless one digs deep and patiently. As a child I was paid by my parents, who loved the appeal of a suburban perfect lawn, to dig out dandelions.

    Little did we know what I would one day do for a living: champion the deliberate spread of dandelions in all organic residential yards. It seems ironic – no, ridiculous, that weed-killers target this sunny yellow flower with exactly the health benefits so many people today need. Read More

  • 5 Quick and Easy Rejuvenation Tips

    What to do to Rejuvenate yourself between cleanses!

    Rejuvenating yourself this summer isn’t just about cleansing your body and digestive organs. It can also be about small, incremental lifestyle changes that don’t seem like much when considered individually, but when combined as a whole can change the way you act, look – and even feel. Check out these 5 easy tips for home-made rejuvenation! Read More

  • New to Cleansing? Revive 5-Day Cleanse

    New to CleansingCheck out the Revive 5-Day Natural Colon Cleanse! Everyone has heard of cleansing by now – from Oprah to Dr. Oz, cleansing of some form or another is sweeping the country.

    Juice cleanses, fasting, all-natural vs. chemical laxatives … the options can be somewhat overwhelming. But due to the nature of most cleansing products, how do you work this kind of health regimen into your hectic daily schedule? Read More

  • Herbal Teas - Brewing Outside the Bag

    Herbal tea.This month has been all about Tea at Blessed Herbs. But so far, we’ve concentrated entirely on “Traditional Tea” – or, simply brewed or steeped beverages who’s flavor and active ingredients are derived (even in part) from the “Tea” plant, Camillia sinensis. But we all know there’s way more to “tea” than that! Read More

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