Healing Eczema Naturally from the Inside Out

By Jahwei Chen-Graf, nutritionist, herbalist and naturopath at HAALo. Eczema- what is it? Eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) is a common condition that affects 10-12% of the population and occurs predominantly in children under 5 years of age. Eczema is an allergic response that appears on the skin as a red, itchy rash[i]. It… [Read More]

Coming to Terms with Sugar: Natural Sweeteners and Glycemic Index Comparison

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]

The Sweet Life: Sugar in the Age of Youth

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]

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]

Calendula: Medicinal and Immune-Boosting Edible Flower

by Juliet Blankespoor Calendula is one of the primary herbs I recommend for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), along with licorice, slippery elm and meadowsweet. I also find it helpful in healing peptic ulcers; it can be taken concurrently with antibiotic therapy, and then continued for two weeks after finishing treatment. Calendula is often combined with… [Read More]

The Way of the Kitchen Witch

by Jon Oleson, CH When I was attending clinical herbalism school in Colorado, the amount of new information concerning herbs and their actions was intimidating. There were clinical terms, referencing of “energetics,” and differences in form and preparation. We had an ongoing assignment called “Herb of the Week” for which we were required to pick… [Read More]