Fair Trade Flowers

Who doesn’t love a bouquet of flowers on the kitchen counter or on their bedside table? Not only pleasing to the eye, flowers can help improve one’s mood, boost memory function, help with relaxation and even increase energy! (1, 2) If you’re growing them in your garden, or better yet, if flowers that naturally live […]

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Do I Need Powdered Collagen?

With the growing awareness of gut health, gut dysfunction and the gut brain axis, a plethora of products have popped on the market, each claiming to be a panacea of one sort or another. Some are valid. Probiotics undoubtedly can play a significant role in healing a leaky gut, as can fermented foods;  shifting away […]

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How’s Your Sleep Hygiene?

Sleep awareness week is one of the nationally recognized themes I am a huge advocate of, perhaps even more so than other health issues. Why? Because it’s something which, despite being a fundamental part of one’s overall picture of health, is often overlooked, as if hours spent sleeping were easily interchanged for more time spent […]

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Welcome to Madre

You may be wondering why I’ve mentioned mezcal a few times over the past couple of months. No, I haven’t replaced it for water, but I do have some exciting news. The reason I’ve been so excited about sharing this one spirit in particular is, in fact, personal. Over the past 11 years that I’ve […]

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