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
The kindergartener that knows the right answer, but won't raise his hand. The 7th grader that goes to the nurse for a "bandaid" a little too often. The student with a headache before math class EVERY day. The kid that just keeps making jokes and disturbing class. The 2nd grader that STOPPED and put… Continue reading YOU’RE WRONG!! That’s not it at all….
Hi friends! I'm so excited to share my journey with essential oils with you. I started using doTerra CPTG Essential Oils about a month ago, and I. AM. HOOKED. And calmer. More focused. More grounded. More aware. And, thankfully, less stressed. So, what have we been using so far? The standard trio that everyone has heard of: lavender,… Continue reading Experiment #1: Essential Oils (doTERRA Vetiver)
It was so well received, I knew I should have done it sooner.... Oh, well... We all live and learn. Letting your child's teacher know what to expect when you have a child with challenges like ADHD, Anxiety, learning disabilities, Depression, etc. can make such a difference in your child's school year. Don't hesitate to… Continue reading Write his teacher a letter… A lesson I wish I learned sooner
"Children growing up with ADHD often face a higher risk for substance use disorders compared with the general population. New research shows that treatment with extended-release stimulants early in adolescence may reduce the risk of developing dependencies on cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs." -Dr. Timothy E. Wilkins, MD, Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Child Psychiatry Services, Mass.… Continue reading Small Dose #14- YES, We NEED to treat ADHD!!