I recently saw a post on the Instagram reel for The Herbal Academy “tell me you’re an herbalist without telling me you’re an herbalist“… and I started thinking about it.
For me, it takes very little time to discover I’m an herbalist… Just walk into my dining room which is also my apothecary. I’m blessed to have plenty of space for a dining room table (which doubles as a work area for herbs), growing plants, and storage. But many people have those things, what might also be a giveaway is the hanging herbs and the line of books on the hutch part of my apothecary – I have many more in e-book form – or I’d never have space for them!
Looking around my space you’ll see my certificates from Cornell University and the Herbal Academy, as well as tools, kettles, percolators, and grinders tucked into a corner. My dining room/apothecary is friendly and inviting for anyone to come and sit at the table with me.
You can also tell in an instant that I love chickens and roosters… Please don’t ask where that came from because I have no idea!
Whew! This year has been a significant year of study! I’m happy to say I just finished the Herbal Academy’s Business Herbal Course! It’s a 150-hour course designed to help those interested in running an herbal business or practice.
I’m glad I decided to take the class as I learned valuable information.
If you are interested in an herbal studies program, I highly recommend the Herbal Academy! I’ve gotten a quality herbal education there.
So, I think I am done for the year on educational programs, and continue my research into help for my chronic pain, Meniere’s disease, and hypothyroidism.
If you’re interested in adopting a healthier lifestyle but have hesitated due to cost concerns, you may be excited to learn that you can live a healthy life without having to spend loads of cash. In fact, in some cases, living well could save you money! For instance, staying hydrated and getting exercise could prevent medical issues later on. These five simple ideas can help you get healthier while saving money anytime, anywhere.
- Enjoy Reduced Costs by Switching to a Healthier Lifestyle
First things first – what you may not realize is that switching to a healthier way of life could save you money, both now and over the long run. This means you may be able to reduce your spending just by making a few healthy lifestyle tweaks.
For example, when you’re in better health, you can enjoy lower health insurance premiums, and potentially lower life insurance premiums later on. Cooking fresh meals at home is usually significantly cheaper than eating out. Additionally, walking to work or riding your bike gives you a chance to exercise while cutting down on expenses!
- Ditch Gyms and Classes for Inexpensive, At-Home Workouts and Outdoor Time
According to one study, exercise can increase your lifespan and is key to a healthy lifestyle. If you’re currently spending oodles of money on gym subscriptions or courses, switch to at-home workouts instead. You could:
- Jog outdoors
- Do Pilates or yoga in your backyard
- Invest in free weights or a home treadmill
If you think you’re too busy to find time for fitness, you can go for walks during your lunch break or take the stairs at work instead of the elevator.
- Take Herbal Supplements
There are many herbal supplements that can improve your health. A daily multivitamin is a good place to start, as it can help to fill in any nutritional gaps. However, there are also specific supplements that can target specific health concerns. Here are a few more herbs that may be worth adding to your supplement regimen:
- Ginseng: Often taken to improve energy levels and stamina
- St. John’s Wort: Used to treat mild depression and anxiety
- Echinacea: Taken at the first sign of a cold or flu, may help to reduce the severity and duration of symptoms
- Green tea: Contains antioxidants that can protect cells from damage and may also boost metabolism
While herbal supplements can be beneficial, it’s important to talk to your doctor before starting any new supplement, as they can interact with medications you may be taking.
- Modify How You Cook, Grocery-Shop, and Eat for Lower Food Bills
Eating well is a cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle, but one that can sometimes come with a hefty price tag. Fortunately, you can eat healthfully and cut your grocery bills by:
- Purchasing nonperishable items in bulk
- Swapping out some meat meals for vegetarian meals
- Starting a backyard vegetable garden and growing your own produce
- Purchasing produce that’s local and in season
- Find the Best Health Deals by Using Free Apps and Local Programs
Lastly, don’t forget you can take advantage of local programs, employers’ offers, and free phone apps to get access to special deals or low-cost services. For example, you could:
- Take exercise classes at the community center
- Download grocery couponing apps for your phone
- Join an employer’s wellness program at work
Living a well-rounded, enjoyable, and healthy lifestyle doesn’t need to cost you barrels of money. In fact, you may be able to save money by living a healthier life! With these five simple ideas, you can keep more cash in your wallet while improving your overall wellness every day.
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