A simple bowl of rice demonstrates a powerful idea in traditional Chinese medicine- it's not just what you add to an herbal formula, it's how you prepare it that makes a quality, therapeutic product

It's Not Just What, It's How

July 07, 2020

Traditional Chinese herbs can have different therapeutic effects based simply on the preparation method. Jeanine explores this concept using the example of seemingly simple side dish, rice.

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Peony flowers come in a variety of colors from white to deep red. But in Chinese herbs, peony root, red peony root or white peony root depends on processing, and has nothing to do with the flower color

Spotlight on Herbs: Peony Root

July 02, 2020

Peony flowers are beautiful to be sure. But peony root is also a powerful herb related to regulating blood. Jeanine explains the difference in traditional Chinese medicine the differences between red peony root and white peony root, both how they are made and how they are used.

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Ethanol alcohol is more than just a lubricant to social interaction, it's a effective solvent used to extract the active ingredients from traditional Chinese herbs.

High from too much alcohol?

June 30, 2020

Herbal tinctures always involve a solvent and preservative. If you want to avoid crazy chemicals, that almost always means using ethanol, also known as liquor. But is it too much? Will taking an herbal tincture make you drunk or high? What about operating heavy machinery? David Jones, resident herb nerd, breaks down the chemistry.

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How Can I Trust You?

How Can I Trust You?

June 25, 2020

Some of the best advice I got about trust was, “Trust your shoes”. It was from a guy I was rock climbing with who goes by the name MadDog and he could tell that I did not, in fact, trust my shoes.

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That's Quite a Pickle

That's Quite a Pickle

June 12, 2020

Unsure what to do with an over-abundance of radishes, co-founder Jeanine wades into the world of pickling vegetables. Read how she accidentally made jars of mucus clear, lung detoxifying pickled vegetables.

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Spotlight on Herbs: Turmeric

Spotlight on Herbs: Turmeric

June 07, 2020

No longer confined to the kitchen as a culinary ingredient, turmeric has become widely available in supplement form. Learn what all the fuss is about and how Herbalogic includes turmeric in the Back in Action family of formulas.

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6 Ways Community Gardening Saved My Mental Health in the Era of Isolation

6 Ways Community Gardening Saved My Mental Health in the Era of Isolation

May 27, 2020

Can community gardening save you from anxiety and depression? Maybe. But it certainly helped Herbalogic co-founder, Jeanine's, mental health enough that she wants to tell you all about it.

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487 Things I Should Do As the World Reopens…  and 3 Things I Am Actually Going To Do

487 Things I Should Do As the World Reopens… and 3 Things I Am Actually Going To Do

May 14, 2020

Some people maintained perfectly healthy lifestyles during the pandemic era of physical isolation. But what with being human, Jeanine is not one of those people. Read here how she intends to start her return to making good choices.

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How Are You Doing?

How Are You Doing?

April 15, 2020

If you find yourself at a loss for how to answer the question, "How are you doing?" you're not alone. Many people struggle to find a way to answer that question truthfully, but not too fully. Here's how Jeanine approaches the question.

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Re-watching Contagion in a Time of COVID-19

Re-watching Contagion in a Time of COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Nine years ago Jeanine and her husband celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary by going to the movies and seeing Contagion (WTF is up with Jeanine's film choice?). This seems like a good time to read what she wrote in reaction to the Chinese herb subplot in the movie.

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10 Must-haves in Your Coronavirus Emergency Kit

10 Must-haves in Your Coronavirus Emergency Kit

February 28, 2020

Jeanine spends a lot of time reading the updates on COVID-19, aka "the coronavirus". With all the talk of getting prepared, she shares her list of essential emergency kit items.

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Wuhan 2019 nCOv

Wuhan 2019 nCOv

February 04, 2020

There is a lot of misinformation about herbs and how well they work for preventing and managing viral infections.  Dave and Jeanine talk about the current snapshot of the Wuhan corona virus and good practices both herbal and other to help prevent and or manage infection.

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