Posts Categorized: Health Tips

Is Your Shower Toxic?

We all love a great shower, that feeling of washing off dead skin cells, sweat and maybe even the effects of a bad day. But what if your shower is giving you a dose of unhealthy chemicals that can cause adverse health effects?  Those great shower feelings just got dashed. If you’re showering with chlorinated… Read more »

I’m Changing Valentine’s Day and You Can Too

It’s Valentine’s Day.  Again. Maybe this excites you.  Maybe it makes you groan with annoyance or painful emotions.  No matter your reaction, I think it needs a rewrite. When a knee-jerk holiday or observance day rolls around on the calendar, my inner, anti-commercialized and ‘make it all meaning-full’ voice asks: What’s this about?  How could… Read more »

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 »