Dandelion: Desperate Weed or Sacred Healer? (Guest Post)

When I was a child and asked to help with gardening, I often got handed a special tool designed to pull weeds out of our middle class suburban lawn. The weeds, as it turns out, were Taraxacum officinale, the common dandelion and bane of homeowners since the 1950s when large, green lawns came into vogue. […]

Is Insomnia Harming Your Immune System? (Guest Post)

Marquette La/Flickr   I recently heard a celebrity doctor say 7 hours of sleep per night is ideal; more than that, we are shortening our life spans. But not long after, I read an article in a health journal advising 8 hours of sleep for optimal health. Obviously, there are conflicting views about how much […]

5 Healthy Herbs You Can Easily Grow Yourself

In the July/August issue of AARP The Magazine, the gardening gurus highlight five simple-to-grow herbs that may help boost brain health, alleviate aches, and help you sleep. Though the article targets older readers, adults of all ages can benefit from these herbs – as well as the simple joy of nurturing life through keeping a […]

Natural Remedies for Headache Pain

Last month, we ran a guest post on embracing change by holistic healer and spiritual counselor Dr. Christina Grant. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Grant as a regular guest blogger for Know Thy Health. Her columns will run on Fridays and are also available on her blog Dr. Grant Holistic. Working with clients both […]