Top 8 herbs to avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding

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8 types of herbs to avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding

When I was pregnant for the first time, I knew I wanted to avoid all conventional medications, but I had no idea there were safe alternatives for common pregnancy ailments. Instead, in an effort to avoid any potential toxin, I would suffer through any discomfort I experienced.

In fact, I was so opposed, I wouldn’t even use chapstick for dry lips or local pain relief for sewing a tear during labor (OUCH!). I even avoided full doses of prenatal vitamins out of fear (and ignorance) of vitamin A toxicity, which is very real. However, my superficial understanding of the issue led to complete avoidance. This resulted in a decreased immune system which contributed to my contracting the flu and food poisoning with both of my pregnancies. Ironically, the fever from the flu and the dehydration from food poisoning probably posed a greater risk to my babies than the chapstick would have.

This was no doubt frustrating for everyone in my family who had to watch me wallow in stubborn distress and is a great example of how a little bit of knowledge can lead to good intentions with some very negative results.

Now that I’ve had extensive nutrition and herbal training, I have a much healthier toolkit of vitamins, minerals, and herbs that are considered safe for use during pregnancy. Herbs that are not just for maintaining proper nourishment and immune function, but also those that aid in common pregnancy discomforts.

However, being sort-of educated on herbs can also lead to using the wrong ones during pregnancy and nursing, and although there are many herbal formulas that are safe during pregnancy and nursing, I want to share some specific herbs to avoid to ensure the safety of you and your baby.

Herbs to avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Click here to read the full post on herbs to avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding in my guest article with Growing Up Herbal.

To learn how to use other herbs medicinally (but maybe not during pregnancy and breastfeeding), check out these posts on the medicinal uses of yellow dock, dandelion, and arnica.

For guidance on practical ways to get herbs into your life, check out this podcast interview with Rosalee de la Foret on how to decrease our herb deficit and this interview with Kami McBride on the 4 pillars of home herbalism.

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AWP-11Lori Valentine Rose, PhD, CNP, BCHN, RH (AHG) is a college biology, nutrition, herbal, and wellness instructor, board certified nutrition professional and holistic nutrition consultant, registered herbalist, wife, mother, organic vegetable, fruit, and medicinal herb gardener, school garden planter, city class teacher, and passionate Zumba dancer!  She created, developed, and instructs the Hill College Holistic Wellness Pathway, the most thorough, affordable, degreed wellness program in the country.  She also has a video podcast here where she interviews people that have helped her truly embrace real mind-body-spirit holistic wellness.  She loves spreading love and light, and helping others feel awesome on the inside and out so they can live their dreams and make this world more awesome!  Lori Rose Holistic does not replace medical advice or working with your doctor, and she does not diagnose, treat, or cure disease.  Her goal is to educate, and any actions you take are voluntary and of your own free will.

If you are tired of doctors that only spend 5 minutes with you only to give you medications that are band-aids and don’t address the root cause of your issues,

If you are tired of counting calories and failed diets,

If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed, helpless, and hopeless with exhaustion, pain, and illness,

If you are looking for a practitioner to finally take the time to listen, empathize, encourage, and empower you with the tools to take control of your life again,

If you are ready to start feeling awesome so you can start doing awesome,

Then you have come to the right place!  I am a passionate, educated, skilled practitioner that promises to work on an individualized plan designed just for you so you can start feeling like yourself again!

If you are ready to learn the tools and skills needed to get the vitality back into to your life then email me at loriroseholistic@gmail.com to set up your free 15 minute introductory consult!

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How to forage for chicory

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How to forage for chicory

When I first started learning about herbs, Growing Up Herbal was one of my go-to sites for incredible recipes to use with myself and my kiddos.  Meagan has an amazing knack for creating new and beautiful recipes as well as a teaching style that really ingrains the abilities of each herb.

I was so honored when she asked me to write for her blog (!!!!!!), and super excited for my first post to be about chicory.  You. Guys. I love chicory so much! I am a bitter, black coffee kinda gal, and chicory is deep, dark, and bitter—making it a perfect fit for me. This doesn’t mean that if you don’t have a black-coffee tooth that you can’t sweeten up chicory for your enjoyment. You can. In fact, everyone can enjoy chicory and reap the health benefits of this lovely plant.

Click here to read the full post on how to forage for chicory in my guest article with Growing Up Herbal.

To learn how to use other herbs medicinally, check out these posts on the medicinal uses of yellow dock, dandelion, and arnica.

For guidance on practical ways to get herbs into your life, check out this podcast interview with Rosalee de la Foret on how to decrease our herb deficit and this interview with Kami McBride on the 4 pillars of home herbalism.

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AWP-11Lori Valentine Rose, PhD, CNP, BCHN, RH (AHG) is a college biology, nutrition, herbal, and wellness instructor, board certified nutrition professional and holistic nutrition consultant, registered herbalist, wife, mother, organic vegetable, fruit, and medicinal herb gardener, school garden planter, city class teacher, and passionate Zumba dancer!  She created, developed, and instructs the Hill College Holistic Wellness Pathway, the most thorough, affordable, degreed wellness program in the country.  She also has a video podcast here where she interviews people that have helped her truly embrace real mind-body-spirit holistic wellness.  She loves spreading love and light, and helping others feel awesome on the inside and out so they can live their dreams and make this world more awesome!  Lori Rose Holistic does not replace medical advice or working with your doctor, and she does not diagnose, treat, or cure disease.  Her goal is to educate, and any actions you take are voluntary and of your own free will.

If you are tired of doctors that only spend 5 minutes with you only to give you medications that are band-aids and don’t address the root cause of your issues,

If you are tired of counting calories and failed diets,

If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed, helpless, and hopeless with exhaustion, pain, and illness,

If you are looking for a practitioner to finally take the time to listen, empathize, encourage, and empower you with the tools to take control of your life again,

If you are ready to start feeling awesome so you can start doing awesome,

Then you have come to the right place!  I am a passionate, educated, skilled practitioner that promises to work on an individualized plan designed just for you so you can start feeling like yourself again!

If you are ready to learn the tools and skills needed to get the vitality back into to your life then email me at loriroseholistic@gmail.com to set up your free 15 minute introductory consult!

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Are you suffering from an herbal deficit?

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Are you suffering from an herbal deficit?

You. Guys.  I love herbalist Rosalee de la Foret so much!

Ok, let me back up a little bit before I gush about Rosalee some more and tell you why you don’t want to miss my podcast interview with her.  I am an avid gardener and strong advocate of the local food movement.  Part of my gardening is using companion plants to attract good bugs, repel bad bugs, and increase the productivity of my crops.  Most companion plants are culinary herbs.

Like most Americans, I didn’t know much about how to use herbs in the kitchen, but I knew I had a lot of herbs and I was tired of wasting them due to my ignorance.  I started a mission to decrease my carbon footprint and grow all of my own tea from my yard, but I had no idea how to use any of the herbs, if any of them would kill me (spoiler: they won’t), and which herb to combine with which.

I signed up for an herb course with Rosalee to learn how to make herbal teas, and now 2 years later she taught me so much that I am a registered herbalist with my own herb school.  That’s how awesome Rosalee is.  Not only has she been an incredible teacher, and I will drop anything I am doing to watch any webinar or class she teaches, but she was also my personal herbal mentor (seriously a dream come true!). (For her free 4-video training on how to choose the right herb for you, check out this link that also includes several free PDF handouts.)

As you can imagine, I was incredibly excited Rosalee agreed to come on my podcast to tell you guys how the herbal deficit in our country has affected our health, and how we can use herbs to move towards more joy, health, and connection in our lives.  If you are susceptible to inspiration, get ready for your life to change:

Click here to listen to my podcast interview with the super awesome Rosalee de la Foret!!!!

A great supplemental interview to Rosalee’s is this one with Kami McBride (another of my awesome teachers) about the 4 pillars of home herbalism.

For guidelines on using specific herbs in your life, check out this blog post and the related posts.

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AWP-11Lori Valentine Rose, PhD, CNP, BCHN, RH (AHG) is a college biology, nutrition, herbal, and wellness instructor, board certified nutrition professional and holistic nutrition consultant, registered herbalist, wife, mother, organic vegetable, fruit, and medicinal herb gardener, school garden planter, city class teacher, and passionate Zumba dancer!  She created, developed, and instructs the Hill College Holistic Wellness Pathway, the most thorough, affordable, degreed wellness program in the country.  She also has a video podcast here where she interviews people that have helped her truly embrace real mind-body-spirit holistic wellness.  She loves spreading love and light, and helping others feel awesome on the inside and out so they can live their dreams and make this world more awesome!  Lori Rose Holistic does not replace medical advice or working with your doctor, and she does not diagnose, treat, or cure disease.  Her goal is to educate, and any actions you take are voluntary and of your own free will.

If you are tired of doctors that only spend 5 minutes with you only to give you medications that are band-aids and don’t address the root cause of your issues,

If you are tired of counting calories and failed diets,

If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed, helpless, and hopeless with exhaustion, pain, and illness,

If you are looking for a practitioner to finally take the time to listen, empathize, encourage, and empower you with the tools to take control of your life again,

If you are ready to start feeling awesome so you can start doing awesome,

Then you have come to the right place!  I am a passionate, educated, skilled practitioner that promises to work on an individualized plan designed just for you so you can start feeling like yourself again!

If you are ready to learn the tools and skills needed to get the vitality back into to your life then email me at loriroseholistic@gmail.com to set up your free 15 minute introductory consult!

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How do Adverse Childhood Events affect your health?

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How do Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) affect your health?

A theme I revisit often in my blog is how crucial the mental healing of my childhood wounds was to my wellness journey.  Even during my most balanced nutritional commitments, there were always lingering injuries being pushed far beneath the surface.  These hidden hurts manifested in a lot of damaging behavior throughout my adolescence, and it wasn’t until they began interrupting my ability to show up authentically at work and home that I was able to brave the hard path to real healing.  Only then was I able to see how those suppressed wounds were affecting my physical health as well.

I thought I was alone in this revelatory discovery until I heard a talk by Adverse Childhood Events expert Niki Gratrix.  She taught me how prevalent childhood wounds are in our culture, and how devastating they are to the health of the adults carrying them around.  When I started my podcast, I knew it would be a dream to have her own the show to share these truths with others, but I also believed she was way too big to take the time to speak with me.  Imagine my immense excitement when she agreed to come on and tell all my listeners about Adverse Childhood Events, what they are, and how they affect every part of wellness!

Click here to watch my video podcast interview with the incredibly knowledgeable Niki Gratrix, and learn how ACEs might be affecting your health.  

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AWP-11Lori Valentine Rose, PhD, CNP, BCHN, RH (AHG) is a college biology, nutrition, herbal, and wellness instructor, board certified nutrition professional and holistic nutrition consultant, registered herbalist, wife, mother, organic vegetable, fruit, and medicinal herb gardener, school garden planter, city class teacher, and passionate Zumba dancer!  She created, developed, and instructs the Hill College Holistic Wellness Pathway, the most thorough, affordable, degreed wellness program in the country.  She also has a video podcast here where she interviews people that have helped her truly embrace real mind-body-spirit holistic wellness.  She loves spreading love and light, and helping others feel awesome on the inside and out so they can live their dreams and make this world more awesome!  Lori Rose Holistic does not replace medical advice or working with your doctor, and she does not diagnose, treat, or cure disease.  Her goal is to educate, and any actions you take are voluntary and of your own free will.

If you are tired of doctors that only spend 5 minutes with you only to give you medications that are band-aids and don’t address the root cause of your issues,

If you are tired of counting calories and failed diets,

If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed, helpless, and hopeless with exhaustion, pain, and illness,

If you are looking for a practitioner to finally take the time to listen, empathize, encourage, and empower you with the tools to take control of your life again,

If you are ready to start feeling awesome so you can start doing awesome,

Then you have come to the right place!  I am a passionate, educated, skilled practitioner that promises to work on an individualized plan designed just for you so you can start feeling like yourself again!

If you are ready to learn the tools and skills needed to get the vitality back into to your life then email me at loriroseholistic@gmail.com to set up your free 15 minute introductory consult!

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Do you make this herbal mistake?

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Do you make this herbal mistake?

 

When I first started training to be a clinical herbalist, I almost lost sight of the ball.  Getting lost in creating amazing protocols, I forgot what I knew to be inherently true: that there is no herb that can fix a bad diet, and there is no diet than can fix a negative attitude.  In developing the perfect herbalist-led recommendations for my clients, I forgot who the most important person in the room actual was: the client!

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I am honored to have been invited onto the Herb Rally podcast to talk about this part of my journey.  Listen to HerbRally’s podcast interview of me about the herbal mistake most herbalists make, and why coaching training is crucial for nutritionists and herbalists.

Related posts:

You can also read this guest post by me at KitchenStewardship on the differences between nutritionists, herbalists, and health coaches, how to choose one, and how to become one!

Check out this podcast interview of me by Weight Free Wellness where I tell you the differences between these three practitioners and how each can help you in different ways.

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AWP-11Lori Valentine Rose, PhD, CNP, BCHN, RH (AHG) is a college biology, nutrition, herbal, and wellness instructor, board certified nutrition professional and holistic nutrition consultant, registered herbalist, wife, mother, organic vegetable, fruit, and medicinal herb gardener, school garden planter, city class teacher, and passionate Zumba dancer!  She created, developed, and instructs the Hill College Holistic Wellness Pathway, the most thorough, affordable, degreed wellness program in the country.  She also has a video podcast here where she interviews people that have helped her truly embrace real mind-body-spirit holistic wellness.  She loves spreading love and light, and helping others feel awesome on the inside and out so they can live their dreams and make this world more awesome!  Lori Rose Holistic does not replace medical advice or working with your doctor, and she does not diagnose, treat, or cure disease.  Her goal is to educate, and any actions you take are voluntary and of your own free will.

If you are tired of doctors that only spend 5 minutes with you only to give you medications that are band-aids and don’t address the root cause of your issues,

If you are tired of counting calories and failed diets,

If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed, helpless, and hopeless with exhaustion, pain, and illness,

If you are looking for a practitioner to finally take the time to listen, empathize, encourage, and empower you with the tools to take control of your life again,

If you are ready to start feeling awesome so you can start doing awesome,

Then you have come to the right place!  I am a passionate, educated, skilled practitioner that promises to work on an individualized plan designed just for you so you can start feeling like yourself again!

If you are ready to learn the tools and skills needed to get the vitality back into to your life then email me at loriroseholistic@gmail.com to set up your free 15 minute introductory consult!

Read reviews from my clients here!

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5 things you need to know about becoming a nutritionist, herbalist, or wellness coach

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How to become a nutritionist, herbalist, or wellness coach

When I first started my journey to create my own holistic practice and school, I thought nutritionists and health coaches were pretty much the same thing, and I really had no idea what it took to become an herbalist.  What I figured out is that while all of these holistic career paths have the same broad goal, there are some pretty big differences between nutritionists, health coaches, and herbalists. This includes their scopes of practice and the different things you will learn in specific schools.

Even if you aren’t planning a career in one of these fields, learning more about them can help you evaluate professionals you may want to work with.

In this guest post on KitchenStewardship, I cover the top 5 things you need to know before you choose a holistic school, how to become a nutritionist, herbalist, or health coach, and how to figure out which one you want to work with.

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Click here to read the full post on how to become a nutritionist, herbalist, or wellness coach.

Related posts:

Listen to HerbRally’s podcast interview of me about why coaching training is so important for nutritionists and herbalists.

Click here to listen to a podcast interview of me by Weight Free Wellness on the same topic, and why my own personal wellness journey required all three of these holistic paths.

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AWP-11Lori Valentine Rose, PhD, CNP, BCHN, RH (AHG) is a college biology, nutrition, herbal, and wellness instructor, board certified nutrition professional and holistic nutrition consultant, registered herbalist, wife, mother, organic vegetable, fruit, and medicinal herb gardener, school garden planter, city class teacher, and passionate Zumba dancer!  She created, developed, and instructs the Hill College Holistic Wellness Pathway, the most thorough, affordable, degreed wellness program in the country.  She also has a video podcast here where she interviews people that have helped her truly embrace real mind-body-spirit holistic wellness.  She loves spreading love and light, and helping others feel awesome on the inside and out so they can live their dreams and make this world more awesome!  Lori Rose Holistic does not replace medical advice or working with your doctor, and she does not diagnose, treat, or cure disease.  Her goal is to educate, and any actions you take are voluntary and of your own free will.

If you are tired of doctors that only spend 5 minutes with you only to give you medications that are band-aids and don’t address the root cause of your issues,

If you are tired of counting calories and failed diets,

If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed, helpless, and hopeless with exhaustion, pain, and illness,

If you are looking for a practitioner to finally take the time to listen, empathize, encourage, and empower you with the tools to take control of your life again,

If you are ready to start feeling awesome so you can start doing awesome,

Then you have come to the right place!  I am a passionate, educated, skilled practitioner that promises to work on an individualized plan designed just for you so you can start feeling like yourself again!

If you are ready to learn the tools and skills needed to get the vitality back into to your life then email me at loriroseholistic@gmail.com to set up your free 15 minute introductory consult!

Read reviews from my clients here!

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The secret no one knows about creating school garden programs that actually last

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How to start a school garden program that lasts

One of the scariest things I have ever done is face my fears and follow my dreams to start a school garden program in my community.  Even scarier was not running away when garden after garden failed to keep going at school after school.  Now, after many failures and embarrassments, I have planted over 10 school gardens in my community, and every single one of them is still growing strong!

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Recently, Greg Peterson with the Urban Farm podcast interviewed me about my now super successful school garden program, and I divulged all of my secrets and hard lessons about how to create school garden programs that actually last.

Click here to hear the full podcast interview at Urban Farm and learn my school garden secrets for yourself.

Click here for Urban Farm’s follow-up coverage of my personal home garden as the Featured Farmer on their blog!!!

Related posts:

Click here for my blog series on organic permaculture gardening 365 days of the year.

Go here to listen to my interview of the author who inspired me and gave me the freedom to fail and face my fears so that I could follow all of my dreams.

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Go here to watch my guest invitation presentation on everything you need to know to start successful school gardens at the 2017 Home Grown Food Summit with the Grow Network.

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AWP-11Lori Valentine Rose, PhD, CNP, BCHN, RH (AHG) is a college biology, nutrition, herbal, and wellness instructor, board certified nutrition professional and holistic nutrition consultant, registered herbalist, wife, mother, organic vegetable, fruit, and medicinal herb gardener, school garden planter, city class teacher, and passionate Zumba dancer!  She created, developed, and instructs the Hill College Holistic Wellness Pathway, the most thorough, affordable, degreed wellness program in the country.  She also has a video podcast here where she interviews people that have helped her truly embrace real mind-body-spirit holistic wellness.  She loves spreading love and light, and helping others feel awesome on the inside and out so they can live their dreams and make this world more awesome!  Lori Rose Holistic does not replace medical advice or working with your doctor, and she does not diagnose, treat, or cure disease.  Her goal is to educate, and any actions you take are voluntary and of your own free will.

If you are tired of doctors that only spend 5 minutes with you only to give you medications that are band-aids and don’t address the root cause of your issues,

If you are tired of counting calories and failed diets,

If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed, helpless, and hopeless with exhaustion, pain, and illness,

If you are looking for a practitioner to finally take the time to listen, empathize, encourage, and empower you with the tools to take control of your life again,

If you are ready to start feeling awesome so you can start doing awesome,

Then you have come to the right place!  I am a passionate, educated, skilled practitioner that promises to work on an individualized plan designed just for you so you can start feeling like yourself again!

If you are ready to learn the tools and skills needed to get the vitality back into to your life then email me at loriroseholistic@gmail.com to set up your free 15 minute introductory consult!

Read reviews from my clients here!

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How to use catnip

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How to use catnip

In case you missed them, recently Mommypotamus and I have been covering the medicinal uses of several herbs, like yellow dock, dandelion, and arnica.  Well, we are at it again, and now we are telling you how to use catnip (on yourself, not your cat!).

Unlike dandelion, which can be a great long-term addition to your health, and arnica, which is really more of stronger, short-term herb, catnip falls somewhere in the middle.  Most people don’t use catnip everyday, but it is mild and kid safe, so it’d probably be ok if you did.  It is helpful to keep things calm, including your mind and your digestion (or your kids’ minds and digestion).

Read the rest of this article to learn the benefits and uses of catnip (catnip is also included in my Herbs for Energy e-book):

Click here to read the full post on how to use catnip in my guest article with Mommypotamus.

Go here to check out my podcast with herbalist Kami McBride on how to easily incorporate herbs into your daily life.

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AWP-11Lori Valentine Rose, PhD, CNP, BCHN, RH (AHG) is a college biology, nutrition, herbal, and wellness instructor, board certified nutrition professional and holistic nutrition consultant, registered herbalist, wife, mother, organic vegetable, fruit, and medicinal herb gardener, school garden planter, city class teacher, and passionate Zumba dancer!  She created, developed, and instructs the Hill College Holistic Wellness Pathway, the most thorough, affordable, degreed wellness program in the country.  She also has a video podcast here where she interviews people that have helped her truly embrace real mind-body-spirit holistic wellness.  She loves spreading love and light, and helping others feel awesome on the inside and out so they can live their dreams and make this world more awesome!  Lori Rose Holistic does not replace medical advice or working with your doctor, and she does not diagnose, treat, or cure disease.  Her goal is to educate, and any actions you take are voluntary and of your own free will.

If you are tired of doctors that only spend 5 minutes with you only to give you medications that are band-aids and don’t address the root cause of your issues,

If you are tired of counting calories and failed diets,

If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed, helpless, and hopeless with exhaustion, pain, and illness,

If you are looking for a practitioner to finally take the time to listen, empathize, encourage, and empower you with the tools to take control of your life again,

If you are ready to start feeling awesome so you can start doing awesome,

Then you have come to the right place!  I am a passionate, educated, skilled practitioner that promises to work on an individualized plan designed just for you so you can start feeling like yourself again!

If you are ready to learn the tools and skills needed to get the vitality back into to your life then email me at loriroseholistic@gmail.com to set up your free 15 minute introductory consult!

Read reviews from my clients here!

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The 4 pillars of home herbalism with Kami McBride

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The 4 pillars of home herbalism with herbalist and author Kami McBride

I have shared several ways to capitalize on the benefits of incredibly useful medicinal herbs, like yellow dock, dandelion, and arnica, and have shared some strategies on how to use herbs to help address specific health issues like sugar addiction, fatigue, and hormone balance.

However, to get the most benefit from the gift herbs have to give, it’s important to learn the role herbs play in our every-day lives.  This is a topic my teacher, clinical herbalist Kami McBride, has mastered!  She has taught me some incredibly amazing ways to use herbs in my daily life that have improved my self-care, improved the culture of peace, and improved the health in myself and my home.

I am so honored and excited to share with you her amazing tips and strategies on how to bring herbs into our daily lives on my most recent podcast episode!   Kami is so passionate and fun, and we had a blast talking about the 4 pillars of home herbalism.  I know you will love it!  (AND, If you get to the podcast by July 27 2017, you can also sign up for her awesome free herbal remedies video masterclass series!)

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Click here to watch the full podcast episode of the 4 Pillars of Home Herbalism by clinical herbalist Kami McBride.

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AWP-11Lori Valentine Rose, PhD, CNP, BCHN, RH (AHG) is a college biology, nutrition, herbal, and wellness instructor, board certified nutrition professional and holistic nutrition consultant, registered herbalist, wife, mother, organic vegetable, fruit, and medicinal herb gardener, school garden planter, city class teacher, and passionate Zumba dancer!  She created, developed, and instructs the Hill College Holistic Wellness Pathway, the most thorough, affordable, degreed wellness program in the country.  She also has a video podcast here where she interviews people that have helped her truly embrace real mind-body-spirit holistic wellness.  She loves spreading love and light, and helping others feel awesome on the inside and out so they can live their dreams and make this world more awesome!  Lori Rose Holistic does not replace medical advice or working with your doctor, and she does not diagnose, treat, or cure disease.  Her goal is to educate, and any actions you take are voluntary and of your own free will.

If you are tired of doctors that only spend 5 minutes with you only to give you medications that are band-aids and don’t address the root cause of your issues,

If you are tired of counting calories and failed diets,

If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed, helpless, and hopeless with exhaustion, pain, and illness,

If you are looking for a practitioner to finally take the time to listen, empathize, encourage, and empower you with the tools to take control of your life again,

If you are ready to start feeling awesome so you can start doing awesome,

Then you have come to the right place!  I am a passionate, educated, skilled practitioner that promises to work on an individualized plan designed just for you so you can start feeling like yourself again!

If you are ready to learn the tools and skills needed to get the vitality back into to your life then email me at loriroseholistic@gmail.com to set up your free 15 minute introductory consult!

Read reviews from my clients here!

LET’S GET YOU FEELING AWESOME SO YOU CAN DO AWESOME!!!!

How to use arnica

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How to use arnica

I recently taught you how suppressing inflammation in acute injuries can actually slow down healing, and how the old RICE protocol for icing and resting has been replaced by MEAT: movement and gentle exercise.  What I didn’t really tell you is what you can use INSTEAD of anti-inflammatories.  This article tells you how to use arnica, the herb, to actually support and speed up the healing process for acute injuries from bumps, sprains, strains, and muscle soreness, and how to use it safely.

Read the rest of this article learning the benefits and uses of arnica:

Click here to read the full post on how to use arnica in my guest article with Mommypotamus.

To learn how to use other herbs medicinally, check out these posts on the medicinal uses of yellow dock and dandelion.

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I make your health my priority so you can make your dreams your priority!

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You can learn about my e-book, Herbs for Energy, here.

new cover page

AWP-11Lori Valentine Rose, PhD, CNP, BCHN, RH (AHG) is a college biology, nutrition, herbal, and wellness instructor, board certified nutrition professional and holistic nutrition consultant, registered herbalist, wife, mother, organic vegetable, fruit, and medicinal herb gardener, school garden planter, city class teacher, and passionate Zumba dancer!  She created, developed, and instructs the Hill College Holistic Wellness Pathway, the most thorough, affordable, degreed wellness program in the country.  She also has a video podcast here where she interviews people that have helped her truly embrace real mind-body-spirit holistic wellness.  She loves spreading love and light, and helping others feel awesome on the inside and out so they can live their dreams and make this world more awesome!  Lori Rose Holistic does not replace medical advice or working with your doctor, and she does not diagnose, treat, or cure disease.  Her goal is to educate, and any actions you take are voluntary and of your own free will.

If you are tired of doctors that only spend 5 minutes with you only to give you medications that are band-aids and don’t address the root cause of your issues,

If you are tired of counting calories and failed diets,

If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed, helpless, and hopeless with exhaustion, pain, and illness,

If you are looking for a practitioner to finally take the time to listen, empathize, encourage, and empower you with the tools to take control of your life again,

If you are ready to start feeling awesome so you can start doing awesome,

Then you have come to the right place!  I am a passionate, educated, skilled practitioner that promises to work on an individualized plan designed just for you so you can start feeling like yourself again!

If you are ready to learn the tools and skills needed to get the vitality back into to your life then email me at loriroseholistic@gmail.com to set up your free 15 minute introductory consult!

Read reviews from my clients here!

LET’S GET YOU FEELING AWESOME SO YOU CAN DO AWESOME!!!!