Articles by Lissa Butler

Contributing Writer - Lissa is an herbalist and women’s health expert. Her passion for plant-based medicine and holistic nutrition led her to obtain a Masters of Science in Herbal Medicine from the Tai Sophia School of the Healing Arts, which helped her to gain a more well-rounded understanding of herbs in both the scientific and traditional contexts. Lissa has dedicated her life and career to two main pursuits: educating people about the healing powers of herbs, and helping women take control of their health and well-being. Her passions led her to train as a doula, or birth assistant, and to found her company, Nature’s Breath Herbal, LLC.

5 Toxic Ingredients to Avoid in Lotions and Beauty Products

Just as you are concerned with the safety of the foods and supplements you consume, you should be careful about what you put on your skin.

The Healing Power of Love (And Why Every Day Should be Valentine’s Day)

Love. How often do you take time to think about how precious love is — whether it's love for yourself or for others? Life can sometimes move at such a fast pace that love, a deep and pure emotion, is placed on the backburner.

8 Supplements That Every Man Over 50 Should Know About

Men’s health may not seem complicated, but men should still aim to support all aspects of their health in ways that are safe, effective, present few risks and improve quality of life.

How to Get a Natural Glow by Exfoliating with Baking Soda

We have been so conditioned to purchase skin care products that most of us don’t realize we have what we need right in our kitchen or bathroom cupboard.

4 Ways to Use Sage as Medicine

Sage is not your ordinary herb. Like many in the mint family, sage (Salvia officinalis) has a distinct scent and hardiness that allows it to bloom year after year. Sage leaves are grayish-green due to the fine white hairs that cover the leaves.

Hormone Balance: 10 Natural Nutrients and Herbs That Work

Maintaining female hormonal health is a continual challenge for the modern woman. It is particularly difficult to keep a hormone balance in today’s fast-paced world. There is an abundance of highly processed foods, chemical-laden products and easily obtained over-the-counter medications.

Why You Should Switch to Cooking with Coconut Oil

Like extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil is a great oil to keep in your home. Not only is it a healthy oil to cook and bake with (perhaps even the healthiest), it is a worthwhile addition to a beauty regimen for men and women alike.

Is Stevia Really Better than Other Sweeteners?

Q: Is stevia really better than artificial sweeteners?

New Year, New Life: 6 Resolutions Guaranteed to Improve Your Life This Year

With the New Year already upon us, what better way to start and continue the year and your life with some New Year’s resolutions? I’m not talking about losing weight; I’m talking about gaining life! As far as we know, we have only one life to live.

Ask the Herbalist: Is Soy a Health Food?

Q: I keep hearing conflicting reports about whether I should be consuming soy. Is soy a health food or should I avoid it?