Maureen Robinson – Certified Herbalist Discusses Healthy Eating/Drinking While Quarantined at Home

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It’s a stressful time at home for many of us, which is an opportunity for us to indulge in our cravings. But we’d like to ask you to put that pint of ice cream down for a minute and listen to our next audio interview, because those sweets you’ve been pecking away at might actually be increasing your stress and diminishing your immune system.

As part of a series of audio interviews to help those stuck at home, we spoke with Maureen Robinson, a Certified Herbalist, trained at the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism. She had some helpful advise on what teas to drink, what foods to eat, and what we should stock in our herbal medicine cabinet during these stressful times. We have some helpful links below when you are done listening to explore some of the topics discussed.

Please note, information here is for educational purposes, and reflects the opinions of our guest contributor, Maureen Robinson. This post is not intended to diagnose or treat conditions. Please consult a physician to review your personal health considerations.

Tea Recommendation for Children:

Organic Chamomile Lavender

Companion article: Tea Time With Children

Tea Recommendation to Reduce Stress:

We’ve now assembled all our health and wellness teas in a new Wellness Tea category to make browsing easier.

The Cure Recipe:

Recommended by Maureen Robinson as a periodic health tonic throughout the day

  • 3 tbsp Organic Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Sliced Ginger or Ginger Powder
  • Honey to taste


Infuse ingredients in hot water. Serve

Herbal Medicine Cabinet Recommendations:

Instead of posting a direct link to the herbal remedies and supplements discusses in this interview, we recommend calling in with your local health food store to find out if they stock your wishlist of items. That way you are supporting your local business.

If what you are looking for is unavailable locally, there are many online options available. You can check out this helpful guide from The Spruce Eats for online health food stores.

Post interview, Maureen Robinson mentioned the following online sources. Mountain Rose Herbs, Crescent Moon Herbal, Frontier Co-Op, Pacific Botanicals, and Oregon’s Wild Harvest.

Recommended Reading:

Again, we are not posting direct links to these books. We advise checking in your local book store if they are offering pickup or delivery services. Support local if possible.

Wheat Belly (Revised and Expanded Edition): Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers

Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat Is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health

The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine: The Ultimate Multidisciplinary Reference to the Amazing Realm of Healing Plants in a Quick-Study, One-Stop Guide

Maureen Robinson contact:

Maureen was gracious enough to offer her number to answer questions related to the items in this interview, or general wellness consultations.

Maureen asks please wait until May 1st 2020 to use the following phone number: (518) 584-1128


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