Lavender and sleep

Most humans require 9 – 10 hours of sleep for optimal health, according to sleep research James Maas, PhD. Very few people in our fast-paced culture sleep anywhere close to 9 hours. What can you do to improve sleep? A recent study suggests lavender essential oil improves the quality of sleep. Seventy-nine college students who reported having sleep issues participated in this double blind...
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Winter Solstice: Sun Stands Still

Winter Solstice: Sun Stands Still By Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO Excerpted from Soul Medicine: A Physician’s Reflections on Life, Love, Death and Healing   The light is fading, and the sky is bending down to bathe the powdery snow with topaz blue. The moon has not yet risen; I’m watching for that light to spread pearlescent over the silent, waiting fields. Each evening, when the boys...
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Citrus Essential Oils: Nature’s Sunny Gift

Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO I have two miniature citrus trees that bloom in August and set glorious fruits that finally ripen close to Thanksgiving. As I write, the stems of the Meyer lemon, a cross between a lemon and an orange, bend with the weight of the ripening fruit. When afternoon sun fills the room and warms the fruit, the scent of lemon fills the air. Often foods naturally mature...
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What is the most effective way to use essential oils? (Hint: it is probably NOT what you think)

Dr. Judith Boice shares seven myths about essential oils and how to use them safely.

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