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

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

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

The Back Story

I'm excited to introduce you to a completely new format for the Wellness Made Simple blog: annebacher.wordpress.blog. This new site takes the place of my website and offers you access to lots of content and a quick, easy way to let me know what's on your mind. I invite you to like, follow, and share… Continue reading The Back Story

A Day in the Life

Do you wonder what you would use essential oils for in your everyday life? Whether you are a non-user (yet), a new user just trying a few things out, or a veteran oiler always on the lookout for new applications, I invite you to join me on a typical day in my life. Our children… Continue reading A Day in the Life

Community

What does community mean to you? Is it where you live? Your circle of friends? Your church or favorite organization? I’ve been thinking about the importance of building community quite a bit lately, but not just any community: a community that builds up its members and welcomes newcomers, and that protects the disadvantaged while welcoming… Continue reading Community

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

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

Deep Breathing

As life and technology seem to drive us to move at warp speed, how can we remain calm, confident, and capable even as we complete to-do lists, reach for goals, and show ourselves present in relationships? There are many answers to this question, but the most simple and immediate is to slow down and take… Continue reading Deep Breathing