Lena Harrington LMT, INHC

Clay Facial Mask

With a few minutes and a couple of ingredients, you can give yourself a little spa treatment at home. Start with a large pot of pure water brought to a simmer on the stove. Remove the pot, let it cool for about 5 minutes and add one drop of rose, chamomile, eucalyptus or lavender essential oil. Set the kettle on a solid surface where you can comfortably sit with your face about 12" from the pot. Cover your head with a towel, and slowly lower your head over the steam. Be very careful it does not burn, and if it is too hot, remove the towel and try again. Read More

Lena Harrington LMT, INHC

Healing is a Series of Up's and Down's

I have never, ever felt as great as I do today. No pain, no fatigue. Just pure, clean flow. I'm in awe and feeling so amazingly grateful for today and knowing that everything I do, teach and practice is working. For the past 2 years, my healing journey has been to restore my gut health, get out of this ridiculous pain I've had for 20 years, and give myself the best self care I can within my current situation. This is all without one drop of conventional treatment. I've used food, supplements, herbal remedies, positive psychology, LOVE, and gentle care for myself. If it's working for me, these changes can work for you too ❤️❤️❤️ Read More

Lena Harrington LMT, INHC

Basic Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry syrup is one way to use the berries of the European, Blue or Black Elder plant. Jam and juice are other ways we can put this plant to use as medicine and food. It is important to use black or blue elderberry and from a trusted source. The leaves and stems of the plant are toxic and should not be used. Elderberry is known as an immune booster and contains antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and calcium. It is great to take a little bit daily to help keep the immune system strong during times of sickness. Read More

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Lena Harrington LMT, INHC

Golden Milk Latte

I've been meaning to share this recipe for a long time! I first read of golden milk a few years ago. The article was focused on the benefits of turmeric and the recipe was pretty good. I kept looking for a way to create a creamy, superfoods heavy drink as an alternative to my addiction to hot chocolate and ultimately, this was the result. Read More

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Lena Harrington LMT, INHC

Spring Renewal

I try try to use the energy of the seasons to my benefit when it comes to my health. In the winter, I eat foods that are cooked longer and slower, warming and grounding. There is often a bit higher fat content and my food is prepared with the intention of creating strength and warmth. In the summer, I eat much more raw food, with lots of fresh vegetables like greens, tomatoes and herbs. The intention of my summer cooking is to create a cooling and refreshing effect. Read More

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Lena Harrington LMT, INHC

Pinto Bean Hash

One of my favorite things for breakfast is home fries or hash. This recipe is a delicious twist on the traditional version. The red pepper flakes add a touch of heat, the cilantro and lime are refreshing and the pinto beans add a bit. Of protein to balance out the carbs from the potatoes. My husband added a fried egg and some fresh salsa... Read More

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Lena Harrington LMT, INHC

Restful Sleep

Sleeping well is so important to our overall health and too many of us are skimping when it comes to rest. From weight management to glowing skin to our mood and risk of disease, sleeping well can offer wonderful health benefits. Read More

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Integrative Nutrition

Black Garlic: A New Superfood?

At first glimpse, you might not be so enthralled to put black garlic on your dinner plate. But looks can be deceiving. Does it resemble little jelly-like pebbles of coal? Sure. But its sweet, non-acrid taste and nutritional benefits might make you a believer... Read More