This month in Julie’s Medicine Cabinet, our founder details what she’s currently coveting. From her new favorite book that deep dives into the extracellular matrix to her go-to lymphatics course that quite literally blew her mind and increased her knowledge, Julie’s discoveries are the products (and books and courses) you need and never knew you needed.
Holistic Medicine and The Extracellular Matrix
Julie has quite the library of books when it comes to homeopathy, naturopathic medicine, Ayurveda, and TCM. Her latest read? A book by Matthew Wood that lays the foundation of the matrix and how it affects healing at the cellular level.
“The author, Matthew Wood, breaks everything down in a very digestible way. He goes through the different phases of healing and talks about each stage and the herbs and plants that are most effective. For example, phase one is the inflammatory stage, where calendula and echinacea are essential (hello Lâche-Lymphe). Then, when you get into the granulation stage, where you’re knitting the cells back together, it includes ingredients like comfrey and lavender, which are foundational for In Fiore. Still, the biggest takeaway is you'll have a comprehensive understanding of healing at the cellular level and the plant remedies to help you get there.”
Lymphatic Mojo by Dr. Perry Nickelston
Dr. Perry Nickelston is someone Julie has been following for a while now and is an expert in the lymphatic system. In February, Julie took his two-day lymphatic course because she wanted to take her knowledge to the next level.
“He goes deep into how the lymph is the immune system’s powerhouse and how it maintains our entire cellular network. Our blood and lymph flow together and affect the cardiovascular—nothing is isolated, and everything works together. But what was interesting is he teaches you the main flow points that get blocked. I learned some incredible techniques working in a proper sequence that are so simple that I now do them every morning. Seventy-five percent of our lymph is in the neck, and everything drains from the left side. The results were immediate—my mind was blown. This is a worthwhile course if you want a comprehensive understanding of the lymphatic system and how it all works.”
So this doesn’t fit in Julie’s medicine cabinet, but she couldn’t leave it out. As an avid traveler to Mexico City, our creatrix has been on the hunt for the perfect boutique hotel since 2014. On her last jaunt to Mexico City, she stayed at Casa Polanco, a restored house with 19 suites that opened its doors in June 2022. The hotel is in the neighborhood of Polanco, which has the best luxury shopping and tons of incredible restaurants and cafes, yet it’s a bit more residential and quiet.
“The owner took this house built in the 1940s, restored it, and expanded it into a hotel. It’s not only stunning, but for me, it hits all the marks—prime location, design, service, well-thought-out amenities, and proximity to the best restaurants and shopping. No detail was spared. Casa Polanco will be my new go-to when visiting Mexico City."