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Articles by Lissa Butler

Contributing Writer - Lissa is an herbalist and women’s health expert. Her passion for plant-based medicine and holistic nutrition led her to obtain a Masters of Science in Herbal Medicine from the Tai Sophia School of the Healing Arts, which helped her to gain a more well-rounded understanding of herbs in both the scientific and traditional contexts. Lissa has dedicated her life and career to two main pursuits: educating people about the healing powers of herbs, and helping women take control of their health and well-being. Her passions led her to train as a doula, or birth assistant, and to found her company, Nature’s Breath Herbal, LLC.

5 Toxic Chemicals to Avoid in Beauty Products

February 19, 2014
5 Toxic Chemicals to Avoid in Beauty Products

Just as you are concerned with the safety of the foods and supplements you consume, you should be careful about what you put on your skin.
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4 Ways to Use Sage as Medicine

September 13, 2013
4 Ways to Use Sage as Medicine

Sage is not your ordinary herb. Its leaves have healing properties and can be used for a variety of health concerns.
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Posted in Alternative Healing, Ask the Herbalist, Functional Foods, Natural Health News, Natural Solutions | 1 Comment »

How to Get a Natural Glow by Exfoliating with Baking Soda

June 11, 2013
How to Get a Natural Glow by Exfoliating with Baking Soda

Instead of buying expensive scrubs that are loaded with chemicals, try getting a healthy glow by exfoliating with a baking soda mix you can make right at home!
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10 Natural Ways to Balance Your Hormones

June 10, 2013
10 Natural Ways to Balance Your Hormones

In addition to following a primarily whole foods diet, these 10 key supplements and herbs are worth keeping in your home to support optimal hormonal health.
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Posted in Ask the Herbalist, Dietary Supplements, Natural Health News | 10 Comments »

Why You Should Switch to Cooking with Coconut Oil

March 25, 2013
Why You Should Switch to Cooking with Coconut Oil

Like extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil is a great oil to keep in your home. Not only is it an excellent oil to cook and bake with, it is a worthwhile addition to a beauty regimen for men and women alike.
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8 Surprising Supplements That Are Critical for Men’s Health

February 5, 2013
8 Surprising Supplements That Are Critical for Men’s Health

Along with maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly, these eight herbs and supplements are worth taking to support men’s health.
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Is Stevia Really Better than Other Sweeteners?

January 3, 2013
Is Stevia <em>Really</em> Better than Other Sweeteners?

Imagine walking out into your garden and picking a sweetener to add to your coffee or tea. A quarter to a half of a leaf is all you would need to sweeten your entire drink if the leaf was from a stevia plant.
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New Year, New Life: 6 Resolutions Guaranteed to Improve Your Life This Year

December 31, 2012
New Year, New Life: 6 Resolutions Guaranteed to Improve Your Life This Year

With the New Year already upon us, what better way to start and continue the year and your life with some New Year’s resolutions?
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Ask the Herbalist: Is Soy a Health Food?

November 30, 2012
Ask the Herbalist: Is Soy a Health Food?

The great soy debate continues to rage in health circles, but Lissa sets the record straight on soy.
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Simple Fall Detox Guide: Prepare for Colder Weather with a Fall Detox

November 6, 2012
Simple Fall Detox Guide: Prepare for Colder Weather with a Fall Detox

With the colder weather and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season drawing near, Fall is the perfect time to undertake a holistic detox program.
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