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5 Super Powers of Medicinal Mushrooms

5 Super Powers of Medicinal Mushrooms

I’m sure you’ve been hearing the buzz about putting shrooms in coffee, shrooms in power bars, shrooms in granola, shrooms everywhere!  Why suddenly all the shroom craze?  Although it seems like a new trend, medicinal mushrooms have been used for thousands of years in traditional healing.  They have the magical power of boosting energy, regulating digestion, and helping treat and prevent diseases.  More than 2,000 edible mushrooms exist on the planet, that’s why it’s ideal to rely on a licensed herbalist to help guide you on what you should and shouldn’t use.  Here are some reasons on why you should...

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Simone Wan Moran

How to Get Your Trot Back After the Turkey Trot

How to Get Your Trot Back After the Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving can be a day of excesses—too much turkey, desserts, and at times, family!  Running the local Turkey Trot may be just what you need to help you reduce stress and get your body in shape for the turkey-a-thon.  After the trot though, you may experience soreness and mild discomfort brought on by inflammation.  Here are 4 ways to reduce pain and inflammation after your post-trot work-out.   Soak. Take an Epsom Salt bath. Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate, is a natural mineral compound historically known for its ability to reduce inflammation, ease stress and flush toxins from the body.  Try adding...

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Simone Wan Moran

Why Native Americans Love Sage and Use It As Herbal Medicine

Why Native Americans Love Sage and Use It As Herbal Medicine

Like Traditional Chinese Medicine, Native Americans have practiced their healing arts for thousands of years, using herbs to heal their body, mind and spirit.  Native Americans believe that illness is a sign of misalignment in spirit as well as in the physical body. Addressing the spiritual well-being of the sick is considered equally or even more important than addressing the actual physical ailments.  Sage is one herb that has become famous for its healing properties. In Latin, sage translates to salvia, derivative of salvus, which mean safe, so named from its supposed healing powers.  It has long been used for it’s spiritual cleansing properties but did you know sage’s...

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Simone Wan Moran

How Adaptogens Can Shrink Your Belly Fat (And Which Ones to Use!)

How Adaptogens Can Shrink Your Belly Fat (And Which Ones to Use!)

When the New York Times wrote an article about adaptogens, and Health Magazine interviewed me asking me to answer some questions on adaptogens for their November article "Adaptogens Explained", I realized that finally, plant-based medicine is becoming more main stream.  This got me excited and I wanted to write about something that adaptogens do that most people don't know about:  Shrink belly fat!   First of all, what are adaptogens?  Adaptogens are a group of plants that can help our bodies adapt to physical, chemical, and environmental stressors. As you probably know, your body is built to release the hormone cortisol to respond to...

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Simone Wan Moran