I grew up in a family that straddled the naturopathic and pharmaceutical world quite eloquently.  My mom both encouraged gargling with sea salt & lemon concoctions, and purchased cough drops to stash in our backpacks whenever a sore throat reared it’s ugly head.  My mom swore by the idea that Food was our Miracle Medicine and that we could find healing for much of life’s ailments in nature.  In college I studied aromatherapy and the use of essential oils, even teaching classes on basic aromatherapy and relaxation techniques to my colleagues during conferences. But then I graduated.  Got a corporate job.  Got married.  Had a family.  And I found that I didn’t have the time to devote to my herbal studies anymore. Sure, I tried to buy some “natural” skincare [... To read more, click here ...]

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