In the Clinic with Camillea podcast for integrative practitioners Listen to the Episode:  Subscribe!  Do the ovaries work without the uterus? Although the ovaries and uterus work hand-in-hand (so to speak), for a long time we’ve thought that ovarian hormone production would continue more or less unchanged if someone needed to have a hysterectomy. It turns

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I went to the Women’s March on Washington this weekend. It was amazing. There were so many lovely people, folks were generally in good spirits, patient and calm and purposeful. And by folks I do mean FOLKS. By the middle of the rally I was sandwiched tightly and couldn’t really even shift my weight from one

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Being a new mom ain’t easy. I remember back before I had kids. Totally clueless. I think I even committed the deadly sin of going to visit someone with a new baby without bringing anything at all. Note: Never, ever visit a new mom without bringing something to eat. Buy a package of granola bars

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I can’t tell you what an honor it is to be teaching this workshop at Jim Duke’s Green Farmacy Garden. Please join me in September for a 2 hour workshop on the use of herbs for pregnancy and postpartum health. We’ll talk about safety issues, different ways to prepare and use herbs that are appropriate

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I often recommend castor oil packs to my clients.  It’s a nice way to slow down, bring warmth and energy to a specific area of the body, and do some meditation or visualization. Some people claim that castor oil breaks up blockages. There doesn’t appear to be a lot of evidence in support of this

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Is colloidal silver safe for pregnancy & breastfeeding?The short answer: We don’t know. I wouldn’t take it while pregnant or breastfeeding, and I don’t recommend it to my clients either. If you need help finding options that are safe and appropriate during pregnancy, you can schedule an appointment to meet with me.  The long answer:What is colloidal

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I’m excited to announce that I’ll be presenting a webinar on herbs for female fertility as part of the American Herbalists Guild’s Professional Herbalists Training series. Confused about how to help when your client is trying to conceive? In this webinar, we’ll do three things: review female reproductive physiology, so you can get clear on

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It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information out there on how to eat healthily during pregnancy. Prenatal nutrition can feel intimidating. Even if you do feel confident about what you’re supposed to be eating, food cravings, nausea, changes in blood sugar, fatigue and a stomach that’s being crowded out of its

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Welcome to week 2! So how did the first week  of October Unprocessed go for everyone? Here, we did alright. I create meal plans like the one you’ll find below, and I almost always go out of order. This year Matt was unexpectedly home because of the government shutdown, and that changed our schedule quite

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It’s that time of year again – October Unprocessed is upon us. For those of you who aren’t familiar, October Unprocessed is a challenge sponsored by Andrew over at Eating Rules. The goal is to go for an entire month without eating any processed food. He’s got some great guidelines & FAQ that help determine

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