Tag: health

  • Schizandra Berry for vibrant health and beauty

    Hello! Today I wanted to share one of my favorite herbs, and one of the most powerful and beneficial around: Schizandra berry. I’ve been taking this herb for several years, and I’m excited that I finally got my hands on some of the highest quality Schizandra out there (and I want to share the wealth!) […]

  • Spring water for gorgeous skin & vibrant health

    We all know how important it is to drink lots of water to stay healthy & vibrant. Of course it’s best to skip tap water which can be loaded with fluoride, chlorine, pharmaceutical drugs & other nasty chemicals. Those plastic pitchers with the filters in them that you stick in the fridge (and the filters […]

  • March Against Monsanto: Chicago 10.12.13

    Did you March against Monsanto Yesterday (or back in May?) Let’s see those videos & pics in the comments section! Know anyone who’s not clear on what foods + products are GMO (and how to avoid them)? Feel free to share or send them these posts: On food: http://thelotusroot.com/how-to-easily-avoid-gmos/ On skincare / bodycare / personal […]

  • National Kale Day

    It may not be Sketchbook Sunday, but I just found out it’s National Kale Day. I thought I’d share this drawing I did a while back for my dirty dozen / clean fifteen series. Kale is on of the dirty dozen list, so make sure it’s organic!     Sign up for info + updates […]

  • Making hibiscus tea

    I just wanted to take a moment to share one of my favorite drinks to help keep cool in the summertime – iced hibiscus tea. Growing up, I loved drinking Red Zinger tea, which has hibiscus in it ( I was that weird kid who stopped drinking pop when I was 12). Hibiscus is known […]

  • get outdoors!

    Just a friendly reminder to get outside, to breathe in some fresh air, to get some vitamin D from the sunshine, and to enjoy whatever type of movement that makes you happy (or try something new)! My favorite thing about New York is yoga in the park in the summertime.  If you’re in NYC, check […]

  • How to relax and get a good nights sleep

    Here are my top 3 favorite ways to relax & catch some Z’s… 1.  Use Magnesium  Dr. Mark Hyman calls it the stress antidote, and the most powerful relaxation mineral available. In addition to making sure I have a magnesium rich diet, (raw cacao, anyone?) I enjoy using magnesium in these 3 ways: As a […]

  • Making herbal tinctures

    As I mentioned in my homemade vanilla extract post, I started some tinctures a few weeks ago. Tinctures are highly concentrated liquid extracts of herbs, made by steeping the herb in alcohol, vinegar or vegetable glycerine. They absorb more quickly than other types of remedies, and are often taken by dropper-fulls under the tongue (sometimes […]