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Spotlight on Elderberry

With the cold and flu season now upon us, we want to share our knowledge of one of Mother Nature’s most powerful immune boosting herbs. The elderberry is a dark purple berry from the European elder tree. It’s scientific name is sambucus. If you’re lucky enough to live near a tree make sure you cook… READ MORE

How We Celebrate Valentine’s Day

We’re celebrating this Valentine’s Day by spotlighting the five love languages. Do you know what your love language is? Perhaps you have more than one. What about your loved ones? The five love languages is an idea pioneered by Gary Chapman in his 1992 book ‘The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment’. Link… READ MORE

How I Helped My Aging Mother With Her Increasing Anxiety

My 86-year-old mother developed pneumonia over the winter break.  Prior to this illness she was living on her own and still working in a business she had started when she was 60 years old. After 2 weeks in the hospital and 2 weeks in a recovery facility, physically she was much better but mentally she still… READ MORE

Beginner’s Guide To Detox

Whether you are actively trying to heal a chronic dis-ease, or you want to boost your vitality and longevity, detoxification is the golden key. There is a lot of talk about “detox” these days. It has become a sort of buzzword for companies trying to hawk their products or fancy cleanses. Many people have attempted… READ MORE

How I Take Care Of My Skin in Winter

Here at Our Botanicals we are passionate about helping you achieve wellness all year round. We know that winter can be an especially trying time as temperatures drop and inside heaters reduce moisture from the air. Synthetic fabrics, steaming hot showers and less raw food can also exacerbate skin issues. As today is National Winter… READ MORE

How I Stay Raw In Winter

If you’re reading this, you probably already know about the benefits of raw food. Feasting on fresh fruits and veggies, in their natural state, is the best way to cleanse the body and increase your energy. Raw foods have long been used to detoxify and regenerate the cells and tissues of the body, and amplify… READ MORE

Health Guru Gift Guide

Do you have a health guru in your life? Need the perfect gift inspiration? Below are a few products from our favorite brands that would be the perfect fit for the person in your life who makes their health their top priority. The best part? Every brand included in this gift guide is providing you with… READ MORE

The Truth About Acne

If I had to name the top cosmetic complaint that I hear from clients, it would be about acne. It seems like more and more people of all ages and genders are dealing with cystic acne, breakouts, and other related skin issues. But the truth is, acne is far from just a cosmetic complaint- it… READ MORE

The Four Elimination Pathways

Our bodies are incredibly sophisticated machines. We are able to take in a huge variety of foods, liquids, and other substances, break them down, metabolize them, take what we need from them, and get rid of whatever is leftover. When our bodies are working smoothly, we are able to eliminate all the extras from what… READ MORE

Enemas 101

In the world of detox, poo talk is commonplace. Our colons are one of the top spots for stagnation in the body, and thus, is a huge focus for many people looking to heal and cleanse. There are many ways to detoxify the bowels, including herbal formulas like the GI Broom, but when it comes… READ MORE