Category: Education and Counseling

Natural Skin Care and Herbal Solutions at Fiona’s Forest

Natural Skin Care and Herbal Solutions at Fiona’s Forest By Wendy Robinson   Herbal solutions and natural skin-care products have found a home at Fiona’s Forest in Paradise, California. Jules Pecson, an experienced herbalist in Paradise, harvests local plants, processes the gathered components, and offers classes and participation at her shop. The local environment provides… Read more »

A True Aha Moment-Whole Food Medicine

A True Aha Moment By Tracie Feldhaus of Whole Food Medicine As many of you may know, I had my aortic valve replaced on May 6, 2015. The vascular surgeon at Sutter used a new (to this country) technique called transcathater aortic valve replacement—TAVR. While at the hospital, I was treated to a “heart-healthy” diet.… Read more »

Mind over Medicine

Mind Over Medicine By Mark Light, MD “Promoting health of the body without encouraging health of the mind is an exercise in futility.”—Dr. Lissa Rankin, MD You can heal yourself. When was the last time you heard a doctor say these words? Probably never. Dr. Lissa Rankin is one doctor who is saying those exact… Read more »

Herbal Allies for the Immune System

By Juliet Blankespoor  ~ Most folks who use natural medicine have favorite remedies they turn to when warding off a cold. That first sneeze or throat tickle might have them reaching for elderberry syrup, echinacea tincture, garlic honey, or a zinc lozenge. But what about tonic herbs that can help support the immune system every… Read more »

NAET-Don’t be Sick and Tired?

By Mark Light, MD Don’t give up, there is hope-NAET We are lucky to have many healing modalities today to help us in our journey to health. Each modality works in a different way. Some focus on emotions, some on the body itself, some to detox, and so on. Herbal and homeopathic medicines are known… Read more »

2015: The Current State of Integrative Medicine in the United States

Heavenly Herbs and Acupuncture, Paradise, CA By Sheryl Sanchez, L.Ac. Integrative Health at the Federal Level In December 2014, the leading federal agency on research in integrative medicine, the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), was renamed the National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).[1] In 1998,… Read more »

NAET: A Different Way of Viewing Disease

By Mark Light, MD I graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in medicine and became board certified in emergency medicine. I worked as an emergency physician for 30 years and then as a primary care physician for about 12 years. I was not taught about the meridian (energy) system of the body… Read more »

Stay Healthy, Naturally

By Terra Karma You might know me from EarthDance or our “TerraKarma’s Chico Music for Peace Festivals” in the plaza. But I’ve always wanted to be a healer of some kind. This past year, besides giving music lessons, our family started a company called Silver Remedy to sell colloidal silver. You really have to question… Read more »

Free Your Body from Stuck Emotions

By Anasuya Basil, NC, Dipl. ABT, CST We all do it: We stuff our feelings after a fight with our partner so that we can function at our jobs. Or we smother the grief of a relationship loss once our friends have heard enough. Ideally we journal it out later or dance the feelings away.… Read more »

Want to Change Your Life?

It’s as Quick as Switching the Channel By Meg Benedicte During this extraordinary year of transformation, our planet is morphing from the dying, outdated 3D model of Duality into an alternative 5D paradigm of Unity Consciousness. This is often met with perplexing confusion, as the human mind attempts to grasp how it is possible for… Read more »