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Elderberry Syrup for Keeping Colds and Flus at bay

By Victoria Albina / February 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

I love making this simple Elderberry Syrup every fall to help keep us healthy and well throughout the colder winter months and help prevent cold & flus.

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Natural Remedies for Cold & Flu

By Victoria Albina / January 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s that time of year. Winter is upon us. With less sun exposure, less fresh in-season fruits & veggies, and with most of us spending more time indoors, coughing on each other and sharing germs, colds are bound to rear their ugly heads. Common Cold 101 The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory…

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Life Coaching: Rewriting Your Story and Living Your Best Life

By Victoria Albina / December 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

After years of struggling with my own health concerns, and not getting the help I needed from conventional allopathic doctors, I studied herbalism and western medicine, and learned how to heal myself. In 2008, I realized that the psychological aspects of my care were not being addressed, and so I started working with a life…

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Sole Water for Adrenals, Fatigue & Mood Boosting

By Victoria Albina / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Magic Morning Series: SOLÉ WATER It’s so easy to feel busy in this day and age – so many folks where busy as a badge of honor, and we gogogo without stopping. I get it – we’ve all had those moments when it feels like the day is just slipping away from me, and I…

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Hack Your Vagus Nerve to Feel Better: 14 Easy Ways

By Victoria Albina / July 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

For folks with symptoms ranging from fatigue to depression and anxiety, digestive issues from IBS to SIBO to IBD, to brain fog and even food sensitivities, the Vagus Nerve almost always plays an important role in both sickness and healing, and needs to be supported so you can truly and deeply heal. What is the…

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Sweetbreads Gaucho Style

By Victoria Albina / June 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

When I was a girl in Argentina (¡Que viva y viva!) one of my favorite things was our weekly Sunday Asado – a BBQ meat-fest of epic proportions. One of my favorite parts of Argentine Asado culture is that we honor the animal that gave us our dinner by using every single part – not just…

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Pee Break Meditation: Your Sneak Attack on that Meditation Habit

By Victoria Albina Health and Wellness / May 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

We have all heard about the power of meditation: it’s calming, centering, lowers blood pressure, improves cognitive function, and makes us feel better overall. Meditation doesn’t just help us in the moment, the effects can be long lasting. In a 2012 study, Desborders et al. (2012)performed before-and-after scans on the brains of participants in an…

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New Year’s Resolutions

By Victoria Albina / December 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

Failing to follow through on a New Year’s Resolution may be a near universal experience. Who among us hasn’t set some lofty goal on January 1st only to find that we have slipped into our old habits by mid-March? Apparently, all the cute gym clothes and good intentions in the world aren’t enough to transform…

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Pizza, Cake and Booze: Managing Social Pressure to Eat What Makes You Feel Terrible

By Victoria Albina / October 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

“Come on, just ONE piece of cake!” “Have a drink – it’s Friday night, and we’re all drinking…” “Seriously, that gluten stuff is BS – how could a piece of toast hurt you?” We’ve all heard this kind of often-well-intentioned cajoling around food, alcohol and jumping off bridges. This kind of social pressure to eat…

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Sauerkraut: Easy Probiotic Recipe

By Victoria Albina / September 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

While I think there is certainly a place for probiotics in a pill form, and often recommend them as part of a treatment plan, there is a special magic in homemade fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, kim chi, kombucha, fermented root vegetables like carrots or daikon. There is a complexity of good bacteria in fermented…

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