Please refill your Supplement Containers and Bottles. You’ve probably figured this out, but you can slap masking tape or Sharpie marker on and re-use your old multi-branded supplement containers for your Phytopourri products that come in bags: Baker’s Dozen, Seven Seas, Hepatic 3, Mirtoselect, Curcuma Phytosome, etc. If you have your own system you like, let us know, and we’ll pass it on.
Keep your 2-4 oz dropper bottles and refill from 8-32 oz sizes for cost savings and sharing. Our packaging—and ability to minimize—leaves you the opportunity to re-use containers and save money on additional packaging and branding costs. With powders, take the second bag and separate part of the powder volume to keep from moisture or save for travel. All of your Phytopourri products are encapsulated in an FDA inspected facility within three months of when they’re shipped to you. Powders are blended every two months or less. Our minimal packaging makes for less expensive shipping and our truly green products even greener. Just keep the bags out of direct light.
Lastly, ask about the winter medicine chest: cough syrups, throat sprays, respiratory support formulas, and warming teas (Renew U) and tincture blends.
Be prepared for the weather change with a few simple suggestions in your next appointment.
And in advance, Spring is coming :)
2/18/16 In the news: Heartburn drugs tied to dementia risk. That's not the only reason they're awful. There are alternatives including my Tonic 10 Demulcent Powder which not only heals the GI and improves motility, it regulates blood sugar, protects your blood vessels, is adaptogenic normalizing endocrine and hormonal function and promotes healthy neurological function. Tonic 10 in conjunction with a couple of other diet adjustments will help people throw the purple pill away forever. Many people ask about medical marijuana for cancer. Though its anti-cancer effects are overstated, there are many reasons why it is useful for cancer including helping with pain, nausea and appetite. Here is another important reason and why the federal government should legalize medical (and recreational) marijuana in all 50 states.
2/12/16 On Tuesday at The Herbalist in Ravenna, Seattle, it was incredibly rewarding to have 12 attendees at a talk about cancer prevention and management. In addition to having a few current clients attend, there were many new faces interested in a healthy integrative approach to cancer and managing a range of health conditions. Looking forward to the next class about building a plan for wellness.
11/28 Moving into the shortest of days, go long on health. Take the best of Thanksgiving's foods such as the winter pumpkin spices, squash, and cranberries, with some wild rice and eat warming foods such as lamb, stews, and bone broth. Cranberry research from Rutgers was cited in the New York Times you can find here. And here you'll see info by Oregon-grown New York Times health and society columnist Nick Kristof about the influence of endocrine disrupting chemicals on diseases including cancer. The lesson here is that life is an ongoing detox. That means we have to enjoy the ride and not focus on gimmicky short term programs.
6/26 What an amazing week. Though imperfect, the SCOTUS has upheld the Affordable Care Act, the Confederate Flag is coming down, the Pride flag is rising up with another Court ruling on gay marriage, and all just in time for Pride weekend in Seattle. Today, I took my first summer swim at my favorite urban oasis in North Seattle I told one of my local clients about. Coinicdentally, while I was leaving after my swim, she was coming for hers, within 10 days of chemo treatment. :-) Inspiring...
5/25 Memorial Day: Just back from a visit to Shaw Island in the San Juans, hung out there with Tim and his family. Great cycling, tide pooling, and wildlife and wild plants observations. A bald eagle and otter in the same weekend makes for a good one. Also nibbled on some "Poor man's Pepper cress," leaves of a long salt-sprayed gnarly old juniper, and Salicornia quinqueflora, a widely dispersed "halophyte," a plant that naturally uptakes salt from the marshes in which it lives and is great eating and probably deserves more clinical research as a potent mineralizer and for bone health and kidney yin/yang support.
4/28: A rainy day in Seattle, finally...really... Some amazing consults today with women from WA, PA, NJ, and OR. A good balance : ) I had a cafe appointment with a new client in Fremont, Seattle, Earth...yesterday. Cafes such as Milstead & Co, with a large outdoors with background noise--and no white lab coats--make good offices when you can sit near Lake Union, almost under the Aurora Bridge and within range of the Troll ;-)
4/23: I've been working on some Medox related client materials. Medox is a premiere supplement I import from Norway. It continues to undergo clinical trials, as I further explore my "orange and blue" protocol using Medox berry anthocyanins in combination with high dose curcumin/turmeric with clients who have cancer and chronic inflammatory conditions.
4/11: Was reflecting with my friend Tim in Seattle on a great wildcrafting day in 2001 when I was with friend and seaweed harvester James Jungwirth gathering Vinca (periwinkle) for Herb Pharm by the Winchuck River near Brookings, Oregon in 2001. We were scouting around along the riverbank and gathered and cut a bunch of Vinca tops and left it in sealed Hefty bags near the River. We left it there to pick up later not realizing we were in a tidal area. We got a good laugh later when we returned and it was floating in the brush, but at least it was all still there. Love Oregon.
4/5/15: Click here to all my columns from 6 years being a columnist in the "Nutrition Corner" for Oregon Healthy Living. They used to be formatted better with pics, but c'est la vie!
4/4/15: I'll be making my way to Ashland in a couple of weeks for a clinic open house there. I'm looking forward to seeing some of my southern Oregon clients and many friends from the area, as well as looking ahead to the Traditional Roots Conference in May at the National College of Natural Medicine and travels to Victoria, BC in June...
4/3/15: Feeling grateful today for friends, family, wonderful teachers such as Donnie Yance whose wisdom has helped shape my practice through his ETMS medical system, David Winston, whose love of the plants and terrific H&A tincture formulations have been integral to my practice, and Herb Pharm in Williams, Oregon where I began what has become a nearly 15 year Western odyssey that just won't quit : )
4/2/15: To give credit where credit is due is to acknowledge that I shot the image above at Horizon Herbs in Williams, Oregon. Richo Cech, Horizon's owner, grows medicinal and unique edibles for seed and rootstock. Even the narrow sliver of the whole image shows just how gorgeous his property is and the vibrant phytochemicals inherent in plants in the field. You can see the leaves and umbels of angelica and yarrow in the foreground. Richo also sells live and threatened native plants to the public and businesses so they can live on through propagation..