Too Many Herbs or Supplements? Vitamin Toxicity Can Be Dangerous!

Vitamin toxicity is a dangerous disorder which can interfere with important bodily functions. Excessive vitamin and supplement intake can cause serious health problems, including neurological symptoms, endocrine syndromes, and more. Many health conscious people take herbal supplements and extra vitamins – if you are one of them, beware! Here are three reasons it happened to me, and five tips to prevent it from happening to you.

American Wintergreen – Gaultheria Procumbens

American Wintergreen, or Gaultheria procumbens, is a perennial, evergreen shrub native to North America from Alabama to Manitoba. It is also known as teaberry, boxberry, mountain tea, and wintergreen. It is used both in an essential oil and tea form, made from fresh leaves. American Wintergreen contains high quantities of methyl salicylate, a naturally occurring chemical similar to aspirin. Oil of Wintergreen, or wintergreen essential oil, contains up to 98% methyl salicylate. Learn more about Wintergreen oil and tea!

Happy Autumn Equinox!

While the Earth is at an equilibrium axial tilt, we should try to take a moment and find equilibrium for ourselves. It is time to reflect, but also look ahead to the new year. While the growing season comes to an end, let’s prepare for 2021 and what new eldritch horror awaits us. In the mean time, enjoy these new moon phase calendars!

Green Tea, and Its Role in Autoimmune Disease

Often we hear that green tea is a wonder drug: it prevent cancer, it prevents dementia, it prevents degenerative diseases, it clears your skin, it wins you the lottery… almost. Green tea, and its popular component EGCG, have been shown to actively treat some autoimmune disorders in humans. In others, though, it can worsen the READ MORE

Downward Facing Dog, the Foundation of Fixing Your Back Pain

Downward Facing Dog is a beginner level foundational pose. It has been instrumental to healing my spine and reducing my painful symptoms. Of course, yoga is not for everyone and it won’t necessarily help every condition. It has helped me! I use this pose in almost every yoga sequence that I practice. It feels like READ MORE

Eczema Friendly Foaming Hand Soap

Like many people with autoimmune disease, other little autoimmune-related syndromes just happen. There is always some add-on, some new extra annoyance to deal with. Syndromes and symptoms change over time, and we have to adapt to keep up. Eczema is one of my little annoyances that I have to deal with every winter. I find READ MORE