Self-Protection in Smokey Times

Wildfires have become more than a seasonal event here on the West Coast. Many people have been exposed to unhealthy air and continue to be exposed for prolonged periods. Over-exposure to smoke causes symptoms such as: watery or dry/red eyes, fatigue, persistent cough,...

Covid Care Part 2

Covid Care Part 2 You have been hearing lots about limiting your exposure to Covid 19, but what about treatment if you do get symptoms? Maybe you are experiencing cough, chills, fever, fatigue, diarrhea, tightening/pain in the chest or discolored toes and you suspect...

Covid Care Part 1

Covid Care Part 1 A common symptom of virus Covid 19 is to cause the body to form copious amounts of mucus that hardens and obstructs airways. The same mechanism that does this may also effect blood vessel walls that can lead to heart attack, stroke and kidney damage...

Beyond-the-Basics Pandemic Preparation

By now most of us are repeatedly washing hands, disinfecting surfaces and practicing social distancing, but there is a lot more we can do to protect ourselves from respiratory viruses. Covid 19 Virus is a reminder of how connected humans are with all living things and...

Rooting into Winter

This time of year, many favorite herbs have disappeared from view and are hiding underground. A few of us have disappeared too, if only to enjoy a little ‘down time’ as the cool, dark, rainy weather beckons us inward. Shifting our activity levels with the change of...

Gently We January

January is a month that embodies the true starkness of winter on the coast. While it may be sunny, much native foliage, has tucked its juiciness under the soil. This natural inclination towards vegetative slumber when the sun draws a low arc across the sky is a sign...