It wasn't until a few years ago that I'd even heard the term "Adaptogenic Herbs" and when I did I still wasn't quite sure what they were or what they did. Adapt means to modify, change or restructure. Adaptgenic herbs have the amazing ability to modify, change and restructure our body at a cellular level.… Continue reading Adaptogenic Herbs: Mother Nature’s Secret Medicine
Superfoods... a health term that gets thrown around A LOT these days, huh? So, what are they? Why are some foods super and some not? GOOD QUESTION! It's taken me a long time to figure it out too. If you want to know the truth, I'm still learning more every day! My superfoods have changed… Continue reading Why I Believe in My Superfoods
Gluten is the latest buzz word in nutrition. But, so many people have no idea what it is. When friends of mine with PhD's start asking for more info, it's time for an article about gluten and why it's a problem. So, What is Gluten?? Gluten is the protein found in the seed of wheat,… Continue reading What IS Gluten Anyway?? – Digestive Health Lesson #4
So, What does getting 'glutened' look like? A. Laziness, fatigue B. Anxious, depressed, irritable, angry C. Disoriented, unaware, spaced out, Cognitive dysfunction D. Stomach ache, migraine, joint pain E. All of the above and then some!!! Anyone that has talked with me knows this is a hot topic for me. What bothers me the most is the… Continue reading Getting ‘Glutened’ is Drugging My Kid! I’ve had it!! (Digestive Health Series, Part 3)
Dr. Tanya Edwards, director of the Center for Integrative Medicine (Cleveland), wrote that inflammation is now recognized as the underlying basis of a significant number of diseases.
“ALL DISEASE BEGINS IN THE GUT.” – Hippocrates I can pinpoint my gut issues all the way back to middle school in the suburban brick rancher I grew up in, and more specifically right down to the bowl of gravy, loaf of bread, my friend Lori, the stomach pain, and the bloating that came along… Continue reading Digestive Health Lesson #1: Leaky Gut
"F#ck A Brownie!" Sorry(!), but, that was the initial, primal thought I had at 2:39 last night when all I wanted was a good night's sleep! Nausea. Upset stomach. Pain. Hot and Cold Flashes. Explosive.... NOT a good night's sleep. Damn my weak will power! I love brownies, but I hate can't live with the… Continue reading “Oh NO, NOT the BROWNIES” and Other Foods My Family (mostly) Aviods
What kind of relief can essential oils provide for sinuses? I'll be letting you know soon. I'm pleasantly surprised with the results we are seeing in just a few days. We've started using lavender, lemon and peppermint to help with sinus relief. My husband has some of the worse sinus problems I've seen. He's tried everything… Continue reading Experiment #2: Mo’s sinus issues (doTerra trio of relief)
There are many things that you can do to help with your allergy symptoms. Here are 2 simple things you should do everyday that can make a HUGE difference... 1. Keep the windows closed!! Whatever is outside drifts in when you put the windows up in your home and the windows down in your car.… Continue reading Small Dose #9 – Two Important tips that can help Allergy Sufferers
Why in the world would I be telling you not to eat eggs if your allergic to Ragweed?? Concomitant Food Allergies. Did you know there are certain foods that can make your environmental allergies worse? There are also foods that can worsen food allergies and food intolerance. These are called Concomitant or Synergistic Allergies. When certain… Continue reading Don’t eat that egg…You’re allergic to Ragweed…Huh??