herbs

Episode 51: Chinese Medicine for Moms & Kids with Megan Garcia

Interview with Megan Garcia

Megan and I discuss how we navigate real food in the real world...with kids.

  • Cultural appropriation of herbs

  • Chinese tonic herbs/adaptogens

  • Herbs + vaccinations

  • Food intros with food sensitivities

  • How to reduce food stress with children

  • Sugar + exposure to sweets

  • Sour + bitter flavors for babies

  • How to transition kids to whole foods diet

  • Plant-based diets with kids

  • Common mineral deficiencies in babies

  • Best foods for baby’s development

  • Baby led weaning vs. purees

  • Responsive feeding

  • Dairy-free calcium sources

  • Natural deodorant options

  • What your body odor might mean about how your organs are functioning

Episode 47: Weaning Off Antidepressants, Eczema Diets & The Problem with Nutrition

  • Immune-boosting herbs we’re loving now

  • How to support yourself nutritionally when weaning off SSRIs

  • Supplements to consider when coming off anti-depressants

  • Nutrition to support the brain and mood

  • Gluten & the brain

  • Talking about gluten sensitivity

  • Thyroid health & the brain

  • How to test the thyroid

  • Eczema triggers

  • Specific diets to try for eczema relief

  • Supplements & life practices for eczema relief

  • Is Jillian Michael’s keto stance legit?


Episode 37: Liver Health, Bile Production & Intermittent Fasting

Is detox BS?

  • Why you should care about the health of your gallbladder

  • All about bile and why it’s such a superstar

  • Problems with reflux meds

  • Foods to improve digestion and increase bile production

  • My current fave daily elixir

  • Supplements for detoxification

  • Benefits & drawbacks of intermittent fasting

  • Female hormones and fasting

  • Who should NEVER attempt fasting

  • How to do it & Signs you should stop

Episode 36: Natural Cold & Flu Prevention with Herbalist Amy McKelvey

Interview with Her Vital Way

  • Having faith in your immune system

  • DIY antibacterial hand spray

  • Teas and herbs for kids

  • Immunity herbs to cook with

  • How to prevent strep

  • Creating a home apothecary

  • Foods & practices to enhance immunity

  • Healthy holiday gift ideas

Episode 25: Healing with Herbs

Interview with herbalist Amy KcKelvey from Her Vital Way

  • History of herbs

  • Can you overdo supplements? Dosing for herbs

  • Essentials oil safety

  • Where to start with supplements

  • How to make tea infusions

  • Zinc and copper balance

  • Herbs for skin & hormonal acne

  • Herbs for constipation

  • Herbs for sleep and anxiety

  • Adaptogens

  • How to energize your life

  • How to maximize benefits from supplements

  • Menstrual cramps