Entries by Karen

Millet and Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower Mash with Millet By Karen Brennan, MSW, NC, BCHN ®, Herbalist While many think of millet as a grain it is actually a seed.  For that reason, I wonder if it should be included in the paleo diet plan.  This is a twist on cauliflower rice. This recipe was also very simple and quick […]

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Millet Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie

Millet Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peanut Butter By Karen Brennan, MSW, NC, Herbalist, BCHN ® A sweet treat to have on occasion that is gluten free but also does not contain brown rice flour.  Many GF products contain brown rice flour which is high in arsenic so it is best to limit the amount of […]

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Top 3 Foods to Eat Every Day

3 Foods You Should Eat Every Day and Reasons Why   Cruciferous Vegetables   This includes broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli sprouts, kale, bok choy, These vegetables contain sulforaphane which is known for its anti-cancer properties. Sulforaphane may have anti-depressant and anti-anxiety properties This compound in cruciferous vegetables may also reduce inflammation and pain […]

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Adaptogenic Herbs for Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue and Immune Support

  Adaptogens for a Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue and Immune Support What are Adaptogens Adaptogenic herbs are herbs that allow the body to adjust to stress.  It essentially helps you resist the stress, whether it be physical or a biological response. For example, adaptogens can be useful for those coping with daily work stress, anxiety […]

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Cleansing and Detoxing for the New Year

  Cleansing or Detoxing for the New Year? I don’t recommend detoxes not cleanses  to the general public.  On an individual basis, someone may need a targeted detox/cleanse for a health condition that they may have.  For instance, does someone have congested lymph nodes, did they go through chemotherapy or were they recently exposed to chemical […]

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Saffron for Depression and Anxiety

Saffron for Moderate to Severe Depression (and anxiety too) When thinking of herbs, I think most people think of St. John’s wort for depression. However, there is another herb that is starting to get attention and shows great promise.  While most of my research was on saffron for depression, saffron has been shown to be […]

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