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

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

Rosemary

Spring is in the air in western Pennsylvania! One of the very happy surprises I have experienced this spring is to see my rosemary bush alive and well after the winter season. Although a rosemary bush always thrives during the regular growing season in the spot where I plant it, it usually dies in the… Continue reading Rosemary

Healthy Hair

Throughout history, both men and women have taken great care to maintain healthy, shining hair. If you have concerns about the condition or appearance of your hair or know others who do, take a few moments to read this post for tips and encouragement. Be sure to comment back if you have tried or are… Continue reading Healthy Hair

A New Season

How is your 2020 going so far? Have you made one or more resolutions for the New Year? Here are a few reflections on what is happening with me. It is my heart’s desire that you will share your journey with me as well, so that we can encourage each other. CELEBRATING Three years ago,… Continue reading A New Season

Yarrow, the Warrior Plant

I first came to know yarrow because I was looking for a pretty plant for my front yard that would act as a natural pest repellent and would attract pollinators. When I started to grow it, I was completely entranced by its aroma, by the beauty of its leaves and flower heads, and by its… Continue reading Yarrow, the Warrior Plant

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

Personalized Nutrition – Why It Works

If you have been following my posts in the Facebook group, Wellness Made Simple – Education (and if you haven’t, hop on over and join us!), you have probably noticed that my emphasis has shifted lately from essential oils, blends, and infused products to personalized nutrition. This change is intentional, and I’ll explain why I’ve… Continue reading Personalized Nutrition – Why It Works

Personalized Nutrition for Health and Wellness

Have you ever wondered why some diets and so-called “superfoods” work so well for some people and not at all - or even cause problems - for others? Have you ever noticed that certain foods always make you feel great while others make you feel tired, sluggish, bloated, or even in pain? Or that those… Continue reading Personalized Nutrition for Health and Wellness

Begin at the beginning: Nutrition

In my welcome podcast, I mentioned the doTERRA wellness triangle. Here it is in its most simple form. As you can see, it’s like a tower with each floor balanced on the one below and supporting the one above. Each floor is essential to the integrity of the structure. If one floor is poorly constructed… Continue reading Begin at the beginning: Nutrition