by Stephanie Jo McCann While we all understand that sugar is not part of an ideal, health-promoting diet, many of us still struggle with limiting its presence in our lives. We know it’s not good for us, but we also can’t imagine giving it up completely! Here I will highlight some natural sweeteners, strategies to… [Read More]
by Catie Pazandak With school cycling back around, the busy days and holidays will soon find their way into our homes once again. If you are like most in this country, you know what these kinds of days bring. Along with fun, laughter and family gatherings comes another guest, who has had quite an over-extended… [Read More]
We asked our Herbalists: Are you a sugar junkie? How do you deal with sugar cravings and/or what sweet treats do you reach for?
Yes! I notice that my sugar cravings can sometimes come up when I am stressed, so exercise, meditation and yoga can sometimes help me. I love Medjool Dates stuffed with chevre, apples, fruit. And honestly, I love cookies. —Kristen I usually get sugar cravings in the late afternoon when I will sometimes reach for a… [Read More]
We have noticed the first hints of autumn brisk on the air in the early morning, the early turning of the trees, and here at HAALo we are preparing for our busiest season. Throughout the fall and winter we are a hub of herbal and nutritional support for our foothills community, helping folks to navigate… [Read More]
Many classes at HAALo are taught by our highly-trained clinical herbalists who work behind the counter everyday. We also strive to bring national-level teachers to our small community. We can’t usually bring the teachers here ahead of time for you to meet before committing to a class, so here are perspectives from students in our… [Read More]
Several of HAALo’s herbalists share those key moments when they connected with the plant world in a special way. Do you remember when herbs, herbalism and alternative healing entered into your consciousness? Juju Urcis Chamomile My father always made me chamomile tea before bed to help me sleep or calm me down. Catie Pazandak… [Read More]