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Herbal Education: Dandelion

April 20, 2017 Vickie Sorensen

Spring has sprung, and as you wander around your neighborhood, you may notice the sunny, bright, cheerful faces of dandelion flowers popping up in lawns and yards everywhere. Many consider dandelion to be a weed, but we think that Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best- "What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered". We invite you to discover the many virtues of dandelion before you write it off as a weed.  Dandelion is a common, subtle, healing plant used medicinally for centuries on nearly every continent of the world. It is most commonly used as a digestive tonic, edible food, and in...


Product Spotlight: Vitamin D

December 21, 2016 Camille Wilcox

Happy solstice! If the short, dark days of winter have got you down, be of good cheer, because now the days will be getting incrementally longer and sunnier! Because sunlight is so essential to both mental and physical health, we thought today would be a great day to discuss Vitamin D!  Vitamin D is sometimes called the "sunshine vitamin", because our bodies produce it when our skin is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods. Some of the many important functions of Vitamin D in the human body include: What a powerhouse!...


Combating Depression Naturally: part 2

December 08, 2016 Vickie Sorensen

So you've tried all of the tips for combating depression naturally from our first blog post, but you're still struggling... now what? We have found these supplements to be incredibly beneficial at treating depression symptoms in our clients without the negative side effects associated with pharmaceutical anti-depressants.  B VITAMINS Vitamin B-12 and other B vitamins play a role in producing brain chemicals that affect mood and other brain functions. Low levels of B-12 and other B vitamins such as vitamin B-6 and folate may be linked to depression. We recommend the methylated form of these vitamins, and the difference between methylated...


Combating Depression Naturally: Part 1

December 05, 2016 Vickie Sorensen

'Tis the season to be jolly! We find ourselves right smack dab in the middle of the holidays this week, a time of year known for family gatherings, service to our fellow human beings, and... depression? Many people report an increase in stress and depression during the holidays, despite the fact that as a society, we see the holidays as a time of joy.The constitution of the World Health Organization states that “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". Here at Vickie Sorensen's NATURE WORKS, we believe...


Herbal Education: Onion Poultice

November 16, 2016 Vickie Sorensen

We are excited to launch the first in a series of holistic remedy educational videos; Onion Poultice! Onion poultices are very effective to treat croup and chest colds in babies and small children. It is also very effective for treating a spasmotic cough and pneumonia in adults. Onions have anti-bacterial properties, and the sulfur in onions are very effective at cutting through and drying up mucous, relieving bronchial tightness and boosting the immune system.  I have used Onion Poultices for my children and grandchildren for decades, and have found no need to have cough syrup in my cabinet because onions are so effective. from...