Beets are naturally high in plant nitrates (which are not the same as the nitrates added to deli meats and bacon to extend shelf life). Plant nitrates are converted to NITRITES, which form nitric oxide, the master regulator of blood flow and artery inflammation.Read More
One of the primary concerns of the aging female population is bone health. We start to hear so much about our calcium levels from our doctors. Its no secret that mainstream medicine focuses primarily on calcium and blatantly ignores magnesium.Read More
Do you feel the pressure to “spice things up” in your love life because Valentine’s Day is around the corner? What if I told you about the foods that will help you “rise to the occasion”? These foods are known to increase energy, increase blood flow, support your endocrine/hormone system....Read More
When it comes to cold and flu season, we DO NOT mess around in our house! I have a giant arsenal of amazing, natural methods for sailing through the holidays and beyond feeling vibrant and energetic. We don't let those nasty bugs dampen our spirits—nor should you!Read More
Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, have gained quite a bit of popularity. I remember as a kid the thrill/gross-out feeling of pulling the flesh and seeds out of the pumpkins we carved for Halloween. Mom always had us save the seeds for roasting in the oven.Read More
I spread the good news of Beautycounter because it fits within my mission. A skincare company committed to high-performing, toxin-free skin care and makeup. And I'm excited to share that Beautycounter holiday sets launched this week!Read More
What is your number? I bet you know your cell phone… PIN… Social Security…. But what about your cholesterol number—do you know it?
And what about the “other” numbers that accompany the cholesterol, like your HDL, LDL, VLDL, and Cholesterol/HDL ratio?Read More
Ever looked at the ingredient lists on the back of your personal care products? More often than not, you’ll see “fragrance” listed as an ingredient on everything from lotion to shampoo to soap. But “fragrance” isn’t really a single chemical ingredient.Read More
I don't know about you, but if I wake up with any of the following: scratchy throat, fever, diarrhea/vomiting, or flu-like symptoms, I want to know that I am prepared with all the right ingredients in my cabinet.Read More
It all started with a bump on the head….Well, I should say a rapid, head-first “mousetrap” type fall. Tripping over the 4-month old puppy who had gotten underfoot.
I’ve never fallen like that before, and it was quite a shock. The goose egg on my forehead went from hair line to brow line. I iced it and licked my wounds/pride over this incident.Read More