Epstein-Barr Virus: Condition Monograph

Last semester I researched and wrote a condition monograph on Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) for one of my classes at American College of Healthcare Sciences. This monograph provides a brief description of the condition, a summary of how allopathic medicine would treat this condition and then ideas from an integrative medicine perspective. It is estimated that…

Angina – CAM Support Protocol

Angina is a cardiac condition that typically presents as chest pain. The patient may describe the pain in many ways ranging from feeling like there is a heavy weight on their chest or squeezing, burning, or choking pain. Occasionally, referred pain may be present in the arm, neck, or jaw. There are three types of…

Alzheimer’s Disease – CAM Support Protocol

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease starting with a decrease in mental function and resulting in memory loss and eventually death. While some people have a genetic disposition to AD, environmental and lifestyle factors also contribute to the progression of the disease. In order to lessen the chance for AD, the following measures…

Grave’s Disease – CAM Support Protocol

This semester I had to submit several very short assignments providing suggestions for complementary alternative medicine support protocols for various conditions. The entire assignment had to be less than 500 words so it was difficult to expand on any one thing; however, I thought I’d share these briefs with you all just in case they…

How to Make Your Own Lavender Glycerite

Lavender is hands-down one of my favorite herbs. I use the essential oil regularly for both the aromatic properties as well as a general first aid for minor burns, wound care, insect stings or bites, etc. Most of us are aware of lavender’s ability to calm and soothe in times of stress and as a…

Mint Tincture – Digestive Aid – Easy DIY

Mint is one of the easiest plants to grow. In fact, it is considered an invasive nuisance by many. If you don’t want to find mint all over your yard, plant it in containers. You can use mint to make teas, to flavor beverages, as an ingredient in your favorite recipes AND you can also…

Holistic Cough Syrup Recipe

Making homemade natural cough syrup is easier than I thought it would be using organic herbs from the Apothecary Shoppe. This recipe is from a class I am taking on Herbal Medicine at the American College of Healthcare Sciences. There are many herbs that can be used to make a cough syrup but this combination…

Grand Circle Trail Fest Race Report

Who: Me, Isabelle, Brittani What: 3 Day Race: Bryce Canyon, Zion, Grand Canyon When: October 4-6, 2018 Where: Home Base of Kanab, UT Most significant Areas for Improvement: Accurate description of race routes and better shuttle bus coordination. It’s been a week since we returned home from the trailfest. Does anyone else get a little…

Gnawbone 50K Gritted Teeth so Hard I Broke a Tooth? Maybe!

First official full trail ultra in the books this weekend. Dances with Dirt in Gnawbone, Indiana did not disappoint. It had been a busy taper week with traveling to Texas for work, training new employees and starting summer semester for grad school. Thursday night I got home, and Friday morning I repacked my suitcase and…