Bananas

Ever since I was a very young child, I have loved bananas above any other fruit. Because my mom usually bought one bunch of bananas per week for our big family, I never got more than one per week. At some point, I remember making a firm pledge to myself that I would eat at… Continue reading Bananas

Adrenals

Each person has two adrenal glands, one on top of each kidney. Each gland has two parts: the cortex (outer section), which is responsible for the production of cortisone; and the medulla (central section), which secretes adrenaline. These small glands also secrete several hormones that are critical to our well-being and optimal energy levels. Adrenaline… Continue reading Adrenals

Watermelon

Happy Independence Day weekend to all! This all-American holiday always reminds me of picnics and gatherings of family and friends. By association, there are few foods that say SUMMER to me more than watermelon. I have loved the taste and juiciness of it since I was a little child. My grandmother used to make watermelon… Continue reading Watermelon

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

Immunity and Blood Type

This is the fourth in a blog series based on information from the book Live Right 4 Your Type by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo. Previously, I have written about how blood type is associated with: the mind-body connection, digestion, and metabolism. I invite you to use these links to read these prior posts before continuing… Continue reading Immunity and Blood Type

Digestion and Blood Type

Recently, I wrote a blog post on the relationship between the mind-body connection and the blood types. This blog post continues the series. The information is again taken from Live Right 4 Your Type by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo. It is my hope that you will begin to see more and more-  through these two… Continue reading Digestion and Blood Type

Constitutional Hydrotherapy – It’s a Wrap!

Last week, I offered a guest post by Dr. Gi Ming “Lili” Chan. In order to experience a treatment that I thought would be useful for just about everyone, I went to Dr. Chan this past week for a constitutional hydrotherapy experience. I was a little nervous when she told me that she would be… Continue reading Constitutional Hydrotherapy – It’s a Wrap!

Mind/Body Connection to Blood Type

Many people wonder whether blood type makes a difference for anything else besides transfusions. Absolutely! Today, I want to share some information that is available from an excellent lifestyle book called “Live Right 4 Your Type” by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo (2001). Much research has been done in the almost 20 years since this book… Continue reading Mind/Body Connection to Blood Type

Peppermint

Together with Frankincense, Myrrh, and Turmeric, mint is one of the most ancient and most well-known plant medicines. Although Peppermint was not described as a unique variety (it is a cross between spearmint and water mint) until 1696, it has taken over the mint category for home therapeutic use in modern times. Most people are… Continue reading Peppermint

Why Turmeric?

Since the earliest known medicine practiced thousands of years ago, Turmeric root (Curcuma Longa) has been valued as a tool to repair mind, body, and emotions. It is the oil of restoration - “sacred earth” in Latin – and is best known for its effective action against inflammation and resulting disease, including cancers. It is… Continue reading Why Turmeric?