The Herbalist's Notebook — adrenal

Mystery Chronic Illness and Autoimmune Conditions - there is help and hope

Mystery Chronic Illness and Autoimmune Conditions - there is help and hope

  A mystery chronic is, to me, any illness that falls into the category of symptom profiles for which allopathic medicine has no real diagnosis.  Autoimmune conditions fall into this category as they are not "actual" diseases, but rather a collection of symptoms given a name, essentially, to be able to communicate about it. The great news is there is help and support for these illnesses.  It falls in the realm of holistic and alternative medicine, which can not only help support symptoms, but holds keys to resolving these conditions. If you or someone you know suffers from mystery chronic...


The Debilitating Migraine & How to Support & Heal

The Debilitating Migraine & How to Support & Heal

My take on migraines, with product recommendations at the end of post. Migraines are a debilitating affliction that effects millions of people, and my experience is that the numbers are increasing.  Some people get some symptomatic relief from prescription medications, which may be helpful to some degree, often with some unpleasant side effects to go along with it.  Usually even with treatment through medications, most people still suffer.  Twenty years ago I spent 5 days a week, in bed, with horrible migraines that rendered me completely helpless.  The other two days of the week were spent feeling bruised and hungover....