Entries by Karen

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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PMS Symptoms: There is an Herb for that!

PMS Symptoms Every Month?  There is an herb for that!   I originally provided this article for a reporter wanting information on supplements and holistic remedies for PMS symptoms.  However, she did not use the information I provided as she wanted it from an OBGYN.  I’m not sure what kind of information those readers are […]

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What to Purchase Organic

What to Buy Organic and What to save your money on by Karen Brennan, MSW, CNC, BCHN, Herbalist   Clean 15: These are the foods known to have the least amount of pesticide residue. It does not mean they do not have any, just lower amounts and fewer of these chemicals.  Conventional foods on the […]

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“New Year. New You” 12 Tips to Stick with and Achieve your Health Goals this Year

New Year. A New You! 12 Tips for you to Achieve Your Health Goals Finally! By Karen Brennan, MSW, CNC, BCHN, Herbalist   “This year I’m going to lose 20 pounds, (or start going to the gym, or improve my blood work numbers, etc.…) Sound Familiar?   Why do we stick with it for only […]

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