January 2, 2024

The Health Benefits of Peppermint

‘Tis the season for all things peppermint. From lattes to candy and baked goods, refreshing, sweet yet herbaceous peppermint takes the stage in the winter. A hybrid of spearmint and wild mint, peppermint boasts a rich history, valued by ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Peppermint has also been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 2000 years. By the 18th century, it gained recognition in Western Europe, and in the 19th century became popular in the United States, particularly as peppermint oil. It’s easy to grow indoors, too, and after we discuss the great […]
June 22, 2021

The Healthy Benefits Of a Variety Of Teas

In the past few years, many of my patients have begun adding a variety of teas to their daily routine and I couldn’t be happier. As I tell my patients, various teas have been used in Eastern medicine for the treatment of many illnesses and conditions as well as to just stay healthy! There are a number of health benefits associated with drinking teas of all types that I would like to share that with you as well. A Tea For All Reasons      As I mentioned above, tea has been used in Eastern medicine for centuries.  For the last several […]
August 25, 2020

Looking for Pain Relief? Try the Top 5 Essential Oils

Nothing disrupts your day more than pain, and this becomes even more difficult to manage when the pain is chronic. Many people struggle with finding solutions to their pain problems without having to rely on medications that often come with unfavorable side effects when used long term. Adding some of our top essential oils for pain relief may be a game changer for you if you’re struggling with chronic pain and inflammation in the body. We’ve compiled our favorite essential oils for pain and muscle soreness to use on your next headache, back pain, menstrual cramps, joint pain, or tooth […]
July 9, 2019

How To Get Your Body in MINT Condition

Pumpkin spice may be the seasonal flavor du jour (or du decade!), but there are several science-backed reasons why peppermint should top your flavor list this holiday. Not only does the fresh taste of peppermint offset and brighten many of the season’s more indulgent choices, but it also comes with compelling health benefits. An aromatic herb in the mint family, peppermint is a cross between water mint and spearmint, and it’s most often used as a flavoring in breath mints, candies and other foods, and brewed as a caffeine-free tea. The leaves of peppermint contain several essential oils, including menthol, […]