Bach Flower Essences for Children

By Dr. Angelina Riopel, ND

Bach Flower Essences are gentle yet very effective remedies to help support the stages of development and emotional difficulties with children. Flower Essences are prescribed based on the child’s state of mind, which may include their worries, fears and mood. They work on an emotional level, helping to balance these emotional states, which can help support their mood, behavior as well as physical symptoms.

“…the mood of the little one is the most sensitive guide to show what that particular patient needs” – Dr. Edward Bach

Children do not conceal their emotions and their behavior typically reflects their feelings, so determining which Flower Essence is needed can be quite simple. Physical symptoms such as illness or an injury can bring about a change in mood or disposition, and this mood is how we would determine which remedy is right for them at that time.

Flower Essences can be given as individually or in combination.   I love them and use them often in my practice. I make remedies in specific combinations based on the current emotional state, situation and constitution of the individual.

Flower Essences can be used in many different circumstances and are very helpful as support for new events like starting school, difficulties with others or fears. Here is a simple guide for using Flower Essences that is specific to Children.


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We are now full swing into summer! With hotter summer days comes the need for summer-focused skin protection. To keep your skin fresh and glowing try these Innate Wellness Favourite Summer Skin Picks!

Honey Marshmallow Lip Masque by Artifact Skin Co. – This delicious, and incredibly effective, sugar scrub will leave your lips feeling baby soft!

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The 5 Best Herbs for Adrenal Support

By Joelle Mintzberg, CNP

It’s that exciting yet stressful time of year where we are back into routine full force! Often times it can be a little stressful getting back into the swing of things. So luckily, our herbal friends, the adaptogens, are here to give us a helping hand during those times of stress and prevent adrenal burn-out.

Adaptogens are herbal medicines that modulate your response to stress or a changing environment. These natural medicines help the body cope with external environmental stresses such as toxins or harsh weather and internal bodily stresses such as anxiety and insomnia. The many benefits of adaptogenic herbs include:

Protecting the immune system
Helping combat the effects of stress
Improving learning, memory, and reaction time
Reducing anxiety and depression without causing drowsiness
Stabilizing blood sugar
Offering anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
Enhancing sexual potency for both men and women

Here are the top five adrenal herbs that will help you survive stress: […]

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Omega 3s: EPA vs. DHA

By Joelle Mintzberg CNP, EPC

The two main omega-3s that we hear most about are the long-chain fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosapentaenoic acid). These fats are found in oily fish and seafood, with small amounts of DHA found in algae.

EPA and DHA are both found in omega-3s but both offer different benefits.

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How to Chose the Right, Toxin-Free Sunscreen

Now that summer has finally arrived and we will be soaking g up some much needed sun, it is important to chose a safe sunscreen that will do more good rather than more harm.

There are a few ingredients to avoid that will trigger allergic reactions and act as a hormone disruptor. At the top of the list […]

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The Secret Herbal Ingredient to Banish Cellulite!

Cellulite is a buildup of fat that pushes up against the connective tissue in the skin, causing a dimpled look. The most effective way to get rid of it is to get acupuncture, follow a nutritious diet and exercise regularly. However, taking specific herbs can also assist in flushing this dimpled look.

Gotu Kola is surprisingly a […]

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