Dr. JJ Pursell

Naturopathic Physician. Acupuncturist. Author. Speaker. Entrepreneur.

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Bitters: The Way to a Healthier Digestive System

Bitters: The Way to a Healthier Digestive System

As far as I know there is no such thing as a western herb that will make you lose weight, but there are herbs that can stimulate and regulate digestion, which in turn may prime your body to lose weight. A few of those herbs are known as bitters, such as angelica,...

Breast Massage

Breast Massage

Breast Massage Breast massage is a healthy way to keep breast tissue, or chest tissue free of congestion and fibrotic accumulation. This massage can be done anywhere, at anytime. The shower is one good time as the water and soap mix to create a nice lubricating...

Herbs for a Cough

Herbs for a Cough

Have you ever noticed how quickly an illness can descend once the holidays are over? It’s not all that surprising, after all—decadent meals, less physical activity, maybe late nights and less sleep than we’re used to all add up to a fatigued immune system. Then, once...

Holiday Spice Sugar Scrubs

Holiday Spice Sugar Scrubs

Holiday Spice Sugar Scrubs   Recipe for Holiday Spice Sugar Scrub This scrub has a lovely, warm scent that is reminiscent of the holiday season. It smells so good you’ll want to eat it! Ingredients 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground...

6 Herbs to Keep Healthy in Winter

6 Herbs to Keep Healthy in Winter

Here are the 6 herbs I must have in my house over the winter! (note- all of these herbs have MANY uses, I’m simply going to share our favorite uses) Learn how to use these six safe and effective herbs to keep your kids healthy through the long winter. They are so...

Love Cordials

Love Cordials

Have fun this Valentine’s day with the herbal creation of a love cordial. Cordial is translated as courage for the heart and many recipes include heart tonics and herbs that quicken senses. These are meant to be shared with another, sipped in small dosages for...

Doubting the Doctor

Doubting the Doctor This is an image of my existence the last 4 days(last week). As a parent we often deal with coughs, runny noses and a myriad of things that arise with the health of our children. And I’m no exception. While thankfully my daughter is generally...

The Power of Self Blame

The Power of Self Blame

I was recently helping my 10 year old daughter navigate new emotional terrain with her BFF. You see my daughter is changing schools next year and they both were feeling all the feels of what that would mean for them. The one being left behind needed to begin forming...

The Herb Shoppe

The Herb Shoppe

Almost every significant event starts off with a good story. And the creation of The Herb Shoppe is no different.  Some say I’m a risk taker, others say I’m naive and still others think I’m too much of this or that. If I were to describe myself, I’d say I’m optimistic...