Posts Categorized: Health Tips

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 »

About That Tryptophan Nap…

The post Thanksgiving pig-out nap.  There are few naps that beat its ease and complete zonk out.  I’ve always thought its sudden onset was due to the amino acid tryptophan, found in turkey. That’s only partly true.  I learned a lot more when I watched Katie Couric’s piece on the “nap of naps” in this video…. Read more »

DIY: Aluminum-Free Baking Powder

If you are a busy baker, you may want to switch to a baking powder that does not contain aluminum, as most commercial ones do.    Here’s why: Aluminum consumption has been linked with the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Use of aluminum based acid salts to leaven the dough can also sometimes give a slightly… Read more »

Refresh and Renew with a Watermelon Slushee

It’s hot out.  You’ve been playing hard or working out and feel sloggy.  Go grab some watermelon and make this supreme juice.  No juicer required!  You’ll feel energized, cooled down and revitalized and ready to kick back in that hammock. Watermelon is rich in Vitamins A and C, electrolytes, and potassium so this is a… Read more »

Drink Water for Life

My dear friend and water guru, Deanna DeLong, wrote the best book explaining how vital water is to every system and function in the body: Drink Water for Life.  She turned it into a video and I think you’d best watch it right now.  You’ll really understand how and why water is essential for vibrant health. Here’s… Read more »