Arnica: An Amazingly Healing Medicine

If you haven’t heard of Arnica, buckle up – this is a good one. So good, that you may want to keep some of this medicine with you; I always carry it with me in my mini-first aid kit. Arnica is a flowering plant that has been used medicinally for a long time in aContinue reading “Arnica: An Amazingly Healing Medicine”

Healthy Skin, Safer Cosmetics

Did you know that the European Union bans 1,400 ingredients from use in cosmetics and skincare products? Now guess how many the US bans. Ready? It’s thirty. You read that right. The EU bans about 1,370 ingredients that the US does NOT ban. With so many ingredients being questionable at best, this is an alarminglyContinue reading “Healthy Skin, Safer Cosmetics”

All About the Greens

What do you think of when the word salad comes to mind? I grew up thinking of a salad as iceberg lettuce topped by tomatoes and onions. However, iceberg is actually the least nutrient-dense green – it’s mostly water! When constructing or choosing your next salad, try changing it up. There are many other greensContinue reading “All About the Greens”

Want to get healthier? Prioritize YOU.

Simple to say, harder to do – as so many important things in life are. This one is so simple, but it’s SO important. You cannot heal until you prioritize yourself. The idea of putting yourself first doesn’t sound appealing to many people; there’s a stigma of selfishness around it. However, it’s actually one ofContinue reading “Want to get healthier? Prioritize YOU.”

What’s the Deal with Nightshades?

About those nightshades… And not the ones in your bedroom. These are a certain group of veggies in the “Solanaceae” family. Nightshades include: Tomatoes Potatoes Peppers Eggplant It reads like part of the grocery list for an Italian meal, I know. These are pretty common veggies in many cuisines. Before you get concerned, let’s stopContinue reading “What’s the Deal with Nightshades?”

What’s Your Morning Routine?

“How you start your day is how you’re going to live your day and how you live your day is the way you live your life.” -Louise Hay How do you start your day? What are your habits like? Are you rushing to get showered, dressed and out the door? Do you fit a workoutContinue reading “What’s Your Morning Routine?”

Getting Your Omega EFAs

Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids can support health in a variety of ways, including reducing joint pain, improving nerve conduction, supporting cardiovascular health and much more. Here are some common terms: EFAs: Essential Fatty Acids Essential Fatty Acids: a type of fats that includes omega-3’s and other omega EFAs Omega-3’s: a certain form of EFAs thatContinue reading “Getting Your Omega EFAs”

Vaginal dryness getting in the way of your passion?

Vaginal dryness is a very common complaint, yet it’s less often talked about. One of the most common symptoms is pain during sex, called dyspareunia in medical lingo (dis – pare – ooh – nee – ah). Vaginal dryness can also cause itching, discomfort, and increased risk of infection. Why? If the tissue that linesContinue reading “Vaginal dryness getting in the way of your passion?”

Counting Sheep, Waiting for Sleep?

Insomnia is a common concern among patients, and there’s no one solution that works for everyone. There are, however, lots of therapeutic options to choose from – it can be helpful to try different options to find the one best-suited for you. While we can often push past lack of sleep with extra coffee orContinue reading “Counting Sheep, Waiting for Sleep?”