Beauty & the Beastly

It truly is alarming how many harmful chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis. One toxic burden I don't want to add in my life are the skin care products and makeup that I use. My body has enough to deal with already. Even though I grew up on Cap'n Crunch and Kool-Aid, … Continue reading Beauty & the Beastly

Diabetes & Prediabetes: Can It Be Reversed?

I will start off by saying that, yes, both prediabetes and diabetes can be reversed. But first, why should you care... Case of the Clicking Foot Mystery When I was being trained by a podiatrist to do diabetic foot exams a few years ago, he told us a shocking true story. It had such an … Continue reading Diabetes & Prediabetes: Can It Be Reversed?

Surviving Daylight Savings Time Transition

The Beginning of Daylight Savings Time 2019 Starts March 10! Spring Forward is right around the corner. This is when fake time happens, aka Daylight Savings Time (DST). Fall Back is when DST ends and we go back to real time and are given back the hour that we lost in the Spring. In my … Continue reading Surviving Daylight Savings Time Transition

Bone Broth Recipe

Updated and Republished: 1/18/19 Bone broth is so nourishing and healthy. It is prescription worthy!  For one, it can help heal a leaky gut, which is very common for those with an autoimmune condition or other chronic illness like arthritis. It can even help you lose weight, reduce wrinkles, help with joint disease, and even … Continue reading Bone Broth Recipe

Coconut Oil and Mono

Feeling Helpless Yes, mononucleosis is horrible. Not only does the inflicted person feel like death, but he feels like death for a long time. Just to give you an idea how ill Husband was, he lost 20 pounds in the first three weeks. I thought (briefly) about bottling his saliva for a new weight loss … Continue reading Coconut Oil and Mono

Solutions to “Why Can’t I Fall Asleep” & Other Sleep Problems

There are 2 main categories related to problems with sleep: 1) Difficulty falling asleep and 2) Difficulty staying asleep or having wakeful periods in the middle of night. One might add to that poor sleep quality, but the solution to that is pretty much covered in this post anyway. Have you ever heard the saying, … Continue reading Solutions to “Why Can’t I Fall Asleep” & Other Sleep Problems

Constipation: Easy Remedies

Constipation Constipation needs to be taken seriously.  I don't want to scare you, but I want to scare you. So that you take it seriously. There are several important reasons. First of all, and one that I believe is one of the most important, is that fecal material carries toxins out of your body; constipation … Continue reading Constipation: Easy Remedies

Hot Flash 101

You know those women in church that fan themselves when you are sitting there perfectly comfortable? I always thought, "What is their problem?", which was a big mistake, because it seems that whenever I do that, then that thing that I am so critical about happens to me. That's right. A few years ago hot … Continue reading Hot Flash 101

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

So, a while back we had a mini epidemic of hand, foot, and mouth disease (aka HFMD) in our family, striking 2 adult daughters, 2 son-in-laws, one husband, and one small grandchild. I was spared. We think it was Disneyland’s fault.  The incubation period is 3-7 days and HFMD started with the first family member … Continue reading Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Improving Brain Health

The Correlation of Brain Health & Nutrition Dr. Terry Wahls in her book called "The Wahls Protocol" reports about The Oregon Brain Aging Study. It was done in 2004 involving 104 adults with the mean age of 87, looking at the effects of various nutrients and anti-nutrients. They analyzed 31 blood levels including such things … Continue reading Improving Brain Health