November 11, 2019

Cancer – this term seems to be all too common today.  

According to the National Cancer Institute, 38.4% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some time in their life.  While survival rates are expected to increase due to advances in medicine, more tha...

I just returned from an 11-day vacation out in the western part of the United States.  I visited Rocky Mountain National Park, The Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Park.  Each place, and the roads in between, were absolutely stunning and took my breath aw...

May 28, 2019

From marinara sauce to peanut butter, added sugar can be found in even the most unexpected products.

Many people rely on quick, processed foods for meals and snacks. Since these products often contain added sugar, it makes up a large proportion of their daily calorie in...

May 22, 2019

Women's Health Week was last week but who says we should only celebrate women's health for 1 week?

The most important thing we can do for ourselves is eat healthy and make sure we are getting the essential nutrients on a daily basis.

Healthy weight loss and maintenance i...

Two weeks ago, I started going to yoga again after a decade long break.  I am trying really hard to love yoga! I am a runner! I like to be physically active and get a good sweat on in the process.  Why in the world would I want to take time out of my day to practice yo...

There’s a lot of discussion about avocados lately – since the US gets 80% of our avocados from Mexico and if a wall is built or the border is shut down, our supply of these nutrient-packed superfoods will be devastated (not to mention, no more Mexican TVs, blue-jeans,...

Many people don’t realize that their diet and lifestyle can either positively or negatively impact their brain health.  Last week, I provided an overview of how anemia, dysglycemia, and inflammation can affect the brain and this week I will provide you with an overview...

Having a healthy brain is crucial to living a healthy life.  A healthy brain allows us to remember things, learn, play, concentrate and maintain a clear and active mind. Our brain provides us with the ability to manage information we take in, be logical, use judgement,...

Often times we associate hormonal acne with the adolescent years, affecting 79% to 95% of teenagers.(1) However, it’s no surprise that 40% to 54% of women above age 25, still have some degree of facial acne.(1)  Aside from poor hygiene, less than stellar diets, food al...

An herbal salve is a natural healing ointment, much like an infused oil, but in a solid form. Visualize a moisturizing Neosporin of natural medicine or a therapeutic skin moisturizer.  Salves are semisolid at room temperature and soften to spread upon skin contact. The...

Making an herbal salve is not complicated, but it is a multi-step process.  To begin, we must first create an oil infusion. This requires a bit of kitchen lab work.   

What is Infused Oil?

An infused oil is simply an oil permeated with macerated herbs, spices,...

There is nothing like being out in the natural beauty of the world for making the soul happy! I spent the later part of today walking through Willowdale State Forest located on the North shore of Massachusetts. The air was crisp, the snow was soft from the warmth of th...

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