Rh Negative Blood

The Rh(esus) factor is the presence or absence of an inherited protein/antigen found on the surface of red blood cells. It was identified in the 1930s by Karl Landsteiner (who had discovered blood types in 1900) and Alexander Weiner when they were researching the causes of and solutions for mysterious deaths of dozens of babies… Continue reading Rh Negative Blood

Allergies

Allergies are immune reactions to environmental allergens or foods. Some of the most common symptoms are sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, hives, headaches/sinus pressure, and digestive distress. Reactions can be situational, seasonal, or chronic depending on the root cause. Beyond just temporary discomfort, allergies can result in health conditions as varied as acne, rheumatoid arthritis,… Continue reading Allergies

Control Your Emotions with Ease

Many people around the world have just gone through a few months of lockdown due a novel coronavirus. As we begin to rebuild, let’s make sure that any physical and emotional stressors that may have built up – and may be continuing or even increasing - are addressed. I am not a medical professional, but… Continue reading Control Your Emotions with Ease

Pesto

What do think of when you think of pesto? Probably a beautifully thick, green, intensely flavored mixture of basil, garlic, Parmesan or Pecorino cheese, olive oil, salt, and pine nuts. For me, pesto is both a magical foodie ingredient and a fabulous way to preserve herbs and other fine greens. I hope that this post… Continue reading Pesto

Basil

When I first started using essential oils, I heard a story about a woman who had only a bottle of Basil oil and used it for everything for an entire year before she moved on to other oils. At the time, I wondered if that could really be true. This post covers only some of… Continue reading Basil

Light and Ozone Therapies

The recent CoVid-19 pandemic has led to much interest in alternative medicine since no vaccines or widely proven therapies are yet available. This week’s topic is covered by guest writer Emily Ulrey, R.N. (nea.ulrey@gmail.com). She welcomes correspondence on this topic. She also suggests that those who desire to know more about ozone therapy can follow… Continue reading Light and Ozone Therapies

Baking Soda

Today’s blog post is very long. That’s because I want to give you a fair overview of all the possible uses for the humble bag or box of baking soda that you may have stored in one or more cabinets in your home. I admit that there are many applications listed here that I have… Continue reading Baking Soda

Hydrogen Peroxide

A friend recently asked me if I recommend using hydrogen peroxide. This post is the answer. Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound with the formula H₂O₂ (i.e., water with an extra oxygen atom). In its pure form, it is a very pale blue, clear liquid, slightly more viscous than water. Many consider it a non-negotiable… Continue reading Hydrogen Peroxide

Focus

Around the globe, people are being challenged to cope with a completely new daily life rhythm in the face of quarantine, social distancing, unanticipated home schooling and working from home or in unaccustomed settings, and more, all resulting from the spread of a novel coronavirus strain. One of the most frequently reported conditions that many… Continue reading Focus

Tea and Essential Oils

Earlier this week, a friend asked me for some advice on using essential oils in tea. The more I thought about how to answer her, the longer the answer got in my head. I realized that I wanted to approach both teas and oils in such a way that a blog post would be the… Continue reading Tea and Essential Oils