Supplements and Medicine That Should Always Be Taken with Food

Take It With Food or On An Empty Stomach? There is much confusion about when to take herbal supplements, vitamins and medications. Do you take them on an empty stomach or with food? And how long do you wait before you eat? Today my goal is to help clear the confusion about the most popular

Lemon Shrimp Garlic Pasta

Ingredients 8 ounces bowtie pasta (can use gluten-free) 2 TBSP grape seed or olive oil 6 TBSP butter 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tea red pepper flakes 1¼ pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined Salt and pepper to taste 4 cups Fresh Basil ½ cup Pecorino OR parmesan cheese 2 TBSP Fresh parsley, chopped 1

Take EPA with Your Statin for Best Results

Your brain on statins is bound to suffer due to the well-documented depletion of Coenzyme Q10, and so the search for natural ways to reduce cholesterol (or maybe just leave it alone!) continues. It was on September 1, 1987, that lovastatin (Mevacor) became the first statin to gain FDA approval. Since then, hundreds of clinical

Hypothyroidism Often Mistaken for OCD, Depression or Anxiety

If you have hypothyroidism, it can cause depression or anxiety, or OCD (Obessive Compulsive Disorder). The medications used to treat the psychiatric disorders work temporarily at best, if at all because they don’t address the low thyroid hormone. It may be subclinical too, meaning the labs appear almost as if they are normal. This is

How Being Nice is Killing You

I propose that in 2019, you be less nice. Do you currently strive to be super human, always loving, kind, generous, giving? Do you care endlessly, and never become cranky, sad or irritable. Do you demand this of yourself, in all of your relationships? Do you feel guilty when you’re not a saint? (I’ve put

Alternative Treatments for Seizure Management

Epilepsy is frustrating and difficult on one’s life. It can show up many ways, from mild absence seizures, to grand mal, to cyclic vomiting and nocturnal seizuresß. Medications such as gabapentin, phenytoin, valproate, topiramate, carbamazepine and others may control symptoms for a while, but they’re not a cure. No one has the answer to all

Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Comfort and Healing

For those of us who still have our health and energy, it’s hard to imagine how others feel with a chronic illness. They don’t want the same gifts we might. So if you know someone who is uncomfortable, struggling, keep in mind they might experience the holidays with more discomfort and melancholy than at other

Southern Cheesy Cornbread

This post was originally published on this siteIngredients
 2 cups self rising cornmeal mix (not plain cornmeal) 2 small eggs 
1 cup canned corn 1/2 stick melted butter
1 1/4 cups buttermilk 
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese For the skillet- 1/4 cup grape seed oil for the skillet (recommend cast iron) Directions for Oven baking … Read moreSouthern Cheesy Cornbread

Mint Yogurt with Berries

This post was originally published on this siteIngredients 3 cups of Greek yogurt or Skyr 1 tablespoon peppermint tea (or water infused with mint) 1/2 cup granola 1 and 1/2 cup mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries or blackberries) Directions This is a very fresh and energizing breakfast. Combine the yogurt and peppermint tea in a small … Read moreMint Yogurt with Berries

How to Smudge with White Sage

This post was originally published on this siteBurning sage in a room is helpful if you have a sick family member. My tip is designed to help clear out microbes from a room where someone has pneumonia, or influenza… and you want to clear the air space of these pathogens. White sage has antimicrobial properties … Read moreHow to Smudge with White Sage

Pumpkin Macadamia Soup

This post was originally published on this siteThis soup has an interesting, delicious, warming taste. In this recipe I used butternut squash, which—just like pumpkin—contains zinc, beta-carotene, potassium, calcium, and folate. The pumpkin seed oil I use is 100% pure, made by Bija Culinary Oils. It has a green color to it because of the … Read morePumpkin Macadamia Soup

8 Surprising Benefits of Dandelion Weeds

This post was originally published on this siteWhen it comes to your garden, are you inadvertently throwing out the healthiest plant of all? Dandelion greens might be considered a weed, but this potent plant contains an impressive arsenal of nutritious compounds that you may want to your diet. Dandelions as in Taraxacum officinale. This notoriously … Read more8 Surprising Benefits of Dandelion Weeds

DIY Essential Oil Blends to Relax and Sleep

This post was originally published on this siteOne of the most powerful attributes of essential oils like pure lavender essential oil, Roman chamomile oil and rosehip oil is that they contain powerful esters with constituents within them that promote relaxation is that they are wonderful for relaxation, easing anxiety and depression, and enhancing sleep. A … Read moreDIY Essential Oil Blends to Relax and Sleep

The Surprising Connection Between Stevia and Ragweed

This post was originally published on this siteLet’s be frank. It’s hardly a secret that sugar is bad for you. Most of us who consider ourselves health conscious strive to limit our daily consumption of refined sugar, or sugar in general, which is why artificial sweeteners are added to many foods, beverages, dairy products and … Read moreThe Surprising Connection Between Stevia and Ragweed

The Surprising Connection Between Stevia and Ragweed

Let’s be frank. It’s hardly a secret that sugar is bad for you. Most of us who consider ourselves health conscious strive to limit our daily consumption of refined sugar, or sugar in general, which is why artificial sweeteners are added to many foods, beverages, dairy products and baked goods. I am not fond of

Tropical Delight Smoothie

This post was originally published on this siteIngredients 1/2  orange flesh (no rind) 1 frozen banana 1/2 cup lite coconut milk 1 tablespoon honey 1 cup papaya (mango or honeydew will also work if allergic to papaya) Optional: 1 scoop Thyroid Greens or 1 packet Collagen Beauty Powder Directions Combine all ingredients together and blend. … Read moreTropical Delight Smoothie

Tropical Delight Smoothie

Ingredients 1/2  orange flesh (no rind) 1 frozen banana 1/2 cup lite coconut milk 1 tablespoon honey 1 cup papaya (mango or honeydew will also work if allergic to papaya) Optional: 1 scoop Thyroid Greens or 1 packet Collagen Beauty Powder Directions Combine all ingredients together and blend. If you’d like it thicker, add more

6 Amazing Benefits of Papaya and Papain

This post was originally published on this siteI’m sure you’ve heard of those delicious orange-colored fruits called papayas! We all love them! I absolutely adore them more than mangoes and peaches which have the same mushy texture and drip all over your chin. Papayas themselves have all kinds of proven health benefits. For one, they … Read more6 Amazing Benefits of Papaya and Papain

8 Ways to Protect Your Eyesight

This post was originally published on this siteYour vision is your dominant sense, essential to your ability to function in the world and enjoy your life. What would you do without it? Unfortunately, many people have to find out as they get older. Vision loss is common among the senior population. Because it’s so common, … Read more8 Ways to Protect Your Eyesight

Homocysteine is Connected to Mood and Mental Health

Most of you understand that homocysteine is a toxin that, when elevated, increases your risk for heart attack and stroke. This is well-documented, but what is shocking is how dangerous a neurotoxin this compound is! It has been implicated as a contributing factor in neurological and psychiatric disorders such as major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar,