This article first appeared at elephantjournal.com on Oct 2, 2008 Funny thing is, A.D.H.D., or A.D.D. as it used to be known, didn’t “exist” 20 years ago. It’s as if a group of drug manufacturers gather around a conference table every once in a while and choose a different unlikable part of the human condition […]
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The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland positioned on the front of the neck, on either side of the windpipe, directly below the “Adam’s apple.” Part of the endocrine system, it is one of the first organs to develop in a fetus. This gland has many functions: It affects protein synthesis within the cells and […]bugleweed, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, irish moss, motherwort, mullein leaf, nettle, St. John's wort, thyroid
By Brigitte Mars Colds often occur when we’re overworked, overtired or overindulged. A cold may be your body’s way of saying, “Rest up. Nurture me, pay attention.” Some ways to do just that include adding a nourishing soup to the diet. I often saute some garlic and onions in a bit of olive oil, add […]astragalus, colds, ear oil, earache, earaches, echinacea, elder flowers, ginger, lemon grass, licorice root, marshmallow, peppermint, rose hips, sore throats, St. John's wort, thyme
By Brigitte Mars Dreams are a way of clearing the subconscious and can help give us insight about what lies deep in our psyches. It is amazing how in a few seconds we traverse years of experience in these “fantasies of the night.” At the very least, dreams can be an opportunity for adventure and […]aromatherapy, damiana, dream pillow, dreams, eyebright, flower essences, herbal teas, insomnia, jasmine, kava kava, sleep, St. John's wort
By Brigitte Mars Depression can occur when life isn’t going right. Feeling “down” when unhappy in work, relationships, and life situations can happen to anyone. However depression can also be biochemical, and occur regardless of how life is going. Expressing oneself creatively through art, music, writing or dance can be productive ways of letting go […]color therapy, dandelion root, depression, essential oils, food allergies, Ginkgo, lemon balm, Licorice, liver function, Oatstraw, oriental medicine, Siberian Ginseng, St. John's wort