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In Bloom: Allison Roman, Kaliks Collective Founder, Functional Nutrition Practitioner & Herbalist

In Bloom: Allison Roman, Kaliks Collective Founder, Functional Nutrition Practitioner & Herbalist

Please note: my intention with this post is to support others on their healing journey and for those seeking their purpose in the holistic health fields. There are so many opportunities and ways to practice medicine or the healing arts. What one chooses and their mindset within that is of great consideration. There are degrees, master's programs, licenses, certifications, mentorships, etc. that can be obtained to be in the field of medicine and healing–all of varying specifications and credentials. I’ve simply chosen an alternative route that has allowed me to explore and learn a wide variety of healing modalities that spoke to...

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Here's How: A Caffeine Break for Whole Body Balance

Here's How: A Caffeine Break for Whole Body Balance

 Do you need a Caffeine Detox? Going off caffeine is no easy feat.  Caffeinated drinks are some of the most popular and highly addictive stimulants around the globe. It stimulates the central nervous system and can be the contributing factors of: anxiety, headaches, heartburn, digestive upset, irritability, nervousness, jitters (shakes), muscle spasms, increased blood pressure, frequent urination, fatigue (once caffeine leaves body) and dependency.  Caffeine dependency is definitely a real thing. Find the science of it here.  It affects everyone differently. The degree of sensitivity or expression of symptoms depend on a person's metabolism, genetics, health and constitution.  How does caffeine really affect you?...

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The Power of Ritual: Travel Wisdom To Stay Well

The Power of Ritual: Travel Wisdom To Stay Well

Traveling to experience different cultures, food, people and places is such a wonderful exploration. It literally excites me to my core and yet it can bring its own stress and anxiety with it too. Whether that be jet lag, poor sleep, misplaced luggage. . . the list goes on of all the things that could go awry.   What I actually pack for wellness purposes changes depending on location and weather. However, these are the basic travel essentials that I don’t leave home without when going on any trip. They help keep me grounded, nourished and healthy while away from home. And...

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Herbal Ally: Baobab Oil & The Tree of Life

Herbal Ally: Baobab Oil & The Tree of Life

Ingredient Highlight: Baobab Oil Adansonia digitata, aka Baobab, is one of the largest sub-Saharan botanicals. In South Africa, the baobab is steeped in legend and used for its various nutritional and medicinal benefits from the leaves bark, fruit and seeds. Its bark used for rope and cloth; its trunk acts as storage; the edible leaves and fruit provide medicinal remedies for illness. It’s also one of the longest living tress on the planet with trunks that can reach a maximum diameter of 60 feet and in some cases hold up to 40 people! It comes as no surprise that it’s...

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