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

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

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

Hungry

While there are pockets of true hunger in the U.S., most people I talk to or read about have access to adequate nutritional food. So why are so many people hungry much of the time? And why do any of us eat more – or more frequently – than is good for our health (weight,… Continue reading Hungry

#diylife

My favorite hashtag is #diylife. It is a standard, a motto, a declaration, a goal, a cause. It is the perfect description of my personal lifestyle and the support I offer to others. It encompasses empowerment, individuality, freedom (not license, but individual liberty exercised responsibly in a civilized society), and accountability to self and others.… Continue reading #diylife

Myrrh

Myrrh is the “mother earth” oil, known and used by the ancients as a medicine and perfume, traded along the spice routes, five times more valuable than frankincense in Roman times, used by queens in beauty preparations. Is it still useful in our times? YES! Myrrh is one of my favorite oils, and I use… Continue reading Myrrh

Do you float?

Although this solution for a wide range of physical and emotional challenges has been around for decades, it is only recently that REST – or reduced environmental stimulus therapy - has been more widely available to the public. Even if you can’t swim and have never floated in a pool, a lake, or the ocean,… Continue reading Do you float?

Happy Lymph

True wellness includes a smoothly flowing, healthy lymphatic system. What is that, and why is it important? Well, that’s the subject of this post – just the basics, I admit, but enough to get you started on a journey to appreciate and take great care of a body system that may not have even been… Continue reading Happy Lymph

Reducing Toxins – Level 4 of the Wellness Triangle

When we think of the word toxic, we think of polluted air and water and perhaps of arsenic or other clearly poisonous substances. Most of the time, we don’t really think that toxins are entering our bodies and even less about getting rid of any that might be there. But that’s what today’s post is… Continue reading Reducing Toxins – Level 4 of the Wellness Triangle