A Thank You to Juliet.

Over the weekend we were blessed to have Juliet Blankespoor travel up to our community so we could have an opportunity to learn about The Female Reproductive Herbs and The Ecology of Estrogen. We cannot express our gratitude enough. Juliet, Thank you, thank you, thank you! Here is what our community had to say about… [Read More]

What herbalism students have to say about upcoming teachers

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]

5 Immune Boosting Tips for Back To School

by Jahwei Chen-Graf, Naturopath and Herbalist at HAALo The end of summer and shift into the back to school routine is bittersweet… the days get shorter and crispness creeps into the night air. Both kids and adults need to be well rested and well nourished to ensure a strong immune system in order to stay… [Read More]

Hormonal Imbalances: Understanding Environmental Factors in Estrogen Ecology

by Juliet Blankespoor Women today live in a very different world than our foremothers. Our female predecessors began menstruating later in life, had more children, breastfed longer, underwent menopause earlier, ate whole foods, and lived in a cleaner environment. Women today have approximately ten times as many menstrual cycles as their great-great-grandmothers. Our bodies did… [Read More]

Harvesting Sustainable Health Care

by Rachel Berry Four years ago, a small group of determined women began meeting to discuss what sustainable health care could look like in Nevada City. We all had been personally transformed and empowered by herbal medicine, and were passionate about making this sustainable, earth-based medicine more accessible in Nevada County. Quickly, we learned that… [Read More]

Essential Oils: Powerful Bug Spray Alternatives

by Rachel Rose Teferet It’s summertime: the sun is shining, the birds are singing… and the bugs are biting and stinging. Most people aren’t aware but, “Insect-borne disease is a leading cause of sickness and death worldwide. Mosquitoes alone transmit disease to more than 700 million persons annually.”1 Mosquitoes can transmit diseases like Malaria and… [Read More]