Posts Categorized: Health Tips

Spring Tonic Smoothie – with Special Guest, Dandelion!

Good ol’ Hippocrates had it right when he said: Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. His words couldn’t be truer than when doing a cleanse and incorporating tonifying foods like dandelion into a smoothie. This powerhouse shake can help remove the body’s joint and cellular toxicity built up over the winter… Read more »

Skip the Salt, Shake on the Herbs, and Feel Your Heart Do a Happy Dance

It’s no news flash that reducing your salt intake can offer many health benefits, especially for your heart.  But how many people want to give up the full-bodied flavor that salt (sometimes) brings out in foods?  Nobody. Good news!  Passing up the salt shaker doesn’t mean you have to endure a bland food diet that’s… Read more »

Plant Talk: Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle

My favorite medicinal herb is Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica).*  It has many uses for health and wellness. and loves to impart its versatility as a recipe ingredient in the kitchen! Historical: “The sting of the Nettle is but nothing compared to the pains that it heals” from Lelord Kordels’ “Natural Folk Remedies” Earliest uses –… Read more »

Going Under the Knife? Tips for Pre- and Post-Surgery

Any surgery is invasive and a stressor to the body.  Healing takes time! We can ease and speed healing time with diet, supplements, and remedies which strengthen and nourish the body both before and after the surgery.  It is especially important to build up the immune system before going into the hospital in these times. … Read more »

Healthy Holidays Tip #6: Drink Your Water in Winter – Especially Winter!

We are more prone to dehydration in the winter than in warm weather and I think this is the number one reason most people get sick when the weather turns colder.  (Of course there is that wee bit of increased stress during the holidays that many people experience, which really cranks up the likelihood of… Read more »

UTIs (Bladder Infections) Are Awful. Here’s Help.

Urinary tract infections (aka cystitis and bladder infections), are really a pain.  Literally.  While women are more likely to contract this type of infection, men can get them too.  But, Ladies first!  The guys will get their own post with suggested remedies. Do You Have a UTI? The symptoms of a bladder infection vary depending on… Read more »

The Sweet Benefits of Cranberry Concentrate…and How to Make It.

Cranberries are a wonder drug.  I mean, food.  They provide many necessary benefits to our bodies: Boost immunity with their high antioxidant levels Promote and maintain bladder and kidney health Help relieve stress and lift dipping moods Support brain function and boost memory, similar to cilantro Aid in keeping heart disease at bay Assist in… Read more »

Kick Up Your Hooves – or Heels – It’s Friday.

It’s been an intense week.  Heck, it’s been an intense 30 days and then some. Take a break and treat yourself to some fun and silly things, something that doesn’t make sense or have any purpose other than to make you feel frolicky.  Fun is balm for a healthy immune system! These beautiful beings have… Read more »