Since my second year in college, every fall right before the school begins I see a vivid image of a huge wave coming at me. Whether looking from a perspective of a student or a teacher, I imagine myself being a surfer and always wonder ‘will I conquer this one?’ ‘will I succeed?’
For the past few years I’ve been thinking about creating a guide – something to help prevent this feeling of overwhelm and tiredness, to support the journey from the start.
This year, I’ve decided to make this possible.
Continue reading “Are you ready to start your fall with these 7 simple tips?”
During the summer months each one of us has some favorite ways to remain cool. What are your favorite beverages for staying hydrated – water, herbal ice tea, freshly made juice?
There’s another drink with a number of interesting benefits you might want to check out.
Continue reading “Four benefits of coconut water”
What are some of your childhood memories?
One of mine includes a dusty hot summer day in the city where I was born. I remember this long but fast-moving line of people waiting to buy a cooling drink called Kvass. It seemed to make everyone happy and cheerful. Continue reading “My favorite dietary sources of probiotics”
When I was a kid I used to get a lot of colds and ear infections. As you can imagine I was prescribed antibiotics as a treatment many of the times.
I still remember how hesitant my mom was each time about giving me these medications. A great respect (or fear) for this group of drugs was deeply planted into my mind.
Continue reading “5 research-based reasons to try probiotics”
Do you like to learn about useful inexpensive ways of keeping your body healthy and happy?
Last fall I taught a class introducing pharmacy students to various Complementary and Alternative Medicine techniques.
Continue reading “Why dry skin brushing should become a part of your morning ritual”
I live in the Northeast of the United States but spent my childhood in the cooler temperatures of Eastern Europe.
Summers still feel pretty hot to me despite living in Boston for the past several decades. Continue reading “Cooling herbs for hot summer days”
Every six weeks I welcome two pharmacy students to my drug information center.
Yesterday, two new girls ended their first week of their clinical clerkship. Both are excited to learn about pharmacy and all it has to offer.
I surprised them two days ago by asking to bring little bags and scissors with them. Continue reading “Linden blossoms help with stress relief”
Do you have a favorite herbal tea?
If you’ve been following my adventures, you know I absolutely love Tulsi.
But today, I want to share another nutrient-rich favorite with you.
Continue reading “Why you should get to know this nutrient rich herb”
The first couple of weekends in June always feel super special to me.
You might think I am a bit strange, but this is the time when strawberries appear at the farmers’ market where I live. Continue reading “Berries, the ultimate brain food!”
Do you remember the last time you walked into someone’s house and smelled freshly baked oatmeal cookies? Did you immediately think of your grandmother or your favorite aunt?
Is there a cologne or perfume that connects you to a specific memory or a specific time in your life?
Continue reading “Medical uses for essential oils – Part 2”