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Steller Botanical Health - Steller Botanical Health
Steller Botanical Health
Jen Landry RH(AHG), Dipl ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA-CP, FDN-P
1920 Gustavus Road
Gustavus, Alaska 99826
ALASKA GROWN VEGETABLES, HERBS and PROFESSIONAL HEALTH COACHING
Steller Botanical Health
For the last 20 years my husband and I have grown all
our own vegetables, gathered our meat and fruit
(berries) from the land around us. It's a lot of work,
with great rewards.
We hope to inspire others to grow and preserve more
of their food.
We hope our experiences and mistakes can help you
grow more of your own food successfully.
Alaska has a reputation as a great place to visit, a place
of awe inspiring landscapes and wildlife;
but not the ideal place to grow a garden.
Yes, as a matter of fact, there are challenges.
Poor soils, temperature extremes, wind and rain, slugs,
dry spells possibly accompanied by smoke...
Or a moose devouring your peas and cabbage.
However, please remember, Northern gardeners are
granted several big benefits:
1. Long summer days are an incredible asset
translating into rapid growth of leaf mass.
2. There are far fewer pests than in warmer climates.
3. Many of the crops we can grow store easily
for long periods of time.
Growing a garden that gives good yields takes
a lot of work no matter where you are located.
Growing in the far North we have the advantage that
leafy greens and cabbage family plants thrive here.
These are some of the most health promoting plants
we can be eating.
And you don't have to limit yourself to just eating
them in the summer.
Throughout history, humans adapted to seasonsal
variability of foods by an array of techniques.
Modern convenience give us access to all of
fermentation, canning, blanching, pickling, drying,
freezing, and root cellaring.
Growing, gathering, and preserving one's own food is a
lot of work but I believe it is also one of the most
rewarding things anyone can do.
Every meal is an opportunity:
To remember our connection with our food, and the land around us.
Every time we eat we influence the flora in our digestive system--
an opportunity to create better cellular, gastrointestinal, immune & mental health!
To feel appreciation for the amazing power of a seed to transform into our energy and health.
Statistics report that 90-95% of the food consumed in Alaska is shipped from other places.
Over time our goal is to help change these statistics. For all of our health!
If you have ideas of content that would help you grow your health please let us know
and we will work on it during winter months.
1 ON 1 PROFESSIONAL HEALTH COACHING
You don't have to be a garden or harvest your own food
to find renewed health.
There is a lot of information out there
a lot of products for sale,
but very little precise detail available
to the average person
about how to best use and dose, herbs and
A common problem is that many people try to use
herbs and supplements to treat their symptoms,
but chasing symptoms often does not get
Herbs and supplements perform their best
when tailored to your body in appropriate doses, and
with consideration to other possible nutrient
and drug interactions.
It’s a steep learning curve on your own.
I’m here to help make a comprehensive plan for your
if we are a good match to work together.
Long distance consultations accepted.
Remember a time when you had more energy?
Or you could eat anything?
Or felt mentally nimble enough to keep track of all
kinds of appointments and details?
Symptoms that accumulate slowly over time, can be
perplexing as there may be nothing medically wrong.
Your doctor may feel that you are healthy and routine
lab tests show nothing to be alarmed at
— yet you know that you have felt better and
want to feel that way again.
If eating well, getting the most nutrition from good
quality food and being physically well and active are
important to you then perhaps its time to look more
deeply at factors that may be creating less than optimal health for you.
I can't make you 20 again, however, I can help
improve your quality of life.
Over time many of us have made choices that
compromised our health in order to just get through
certain periods of life.
Doing the things you decided were important likely
pushed the limits, cumulatively depleting your reserves.
For instance, skipping meals in order to get tasks done
can cause distress to multiple body sytems leading to
symptom like fatigue, blood sugar highs and lows, to
brain fog, and insomnia.
Perhaps its time to re-evaluate your goals
and rebalance your body.
Are you ready to feel empowered to make
healthy dietary and lifestyle choices?
Are you ready to re-invest in your health?
Contact us to schedule your FREE introductory consult :