5 Natural Remedies for Reflux and Esophagitis

I finally got reflux and heartburn after all these years. I have newfound respect for those of you who deal with it! Writing about it is one thing, experiencing it is totally another. For me, I traced it to drinking shots of yerba mate for energy. I would drink the little shots a few times

Calendula Soothes Reflux and Skin Problems

In spring, we all like to hike and play outdoors. Getting bumped and bruised is more apt to occur as well. A natural remedy for this is calendula, and it’s sold in health food stores nationwide. It’s natural first aid! Calendula oil is a natural oil extracted from flowers, specifically the marigold flowers, also known

Colon Cancer Grows Faster with Sugary Drinks

It’s more bad news for sugary drinks that contain high fructose corn syrup or HFCS. According to a new animal study, consuming a small amount of this sweetener can speed up the growth of tumors. The study focused on intestinal (colon) tumors and the amount of high fructose corn syrup was equivalent to the amount

Mushy Peas

Ingredients1 package frozen green peas, about 10 – 12 oz 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon butter OPtional: 1/2 cup smoked ham (chunks) or chopped bacon Salt & Pepper Directions Add frozen peas to a pot of boiling water, and cook for 3 minutes, or until the peas are tender. Drain. Put into a little

Diet Drinks Associated with Stroke

We are so attached to our food and drink that it pains me when I have to tell you something bad about what you might love to drink! I have never ever recommended artificially sweetened sodas or “diet” anything! To me, that whole industry is a multi-billion dollar campaign effort to get you to drink

Sarsaparilla Good for More than Root Beer

Cowboys drank sarsaparilla soda in the Old West! Today I want to share the health benefits of this wonderful herb. When you first hear “sarsaparilla,” you might think of soda. This herb comes from the roots of a a woody vine called Smilax, which belongs to the Lily family. It’s still is used as a

Collagen is Your Own Anti-Aging Compound

For centuries people, especially women have been trying to solve the problem of looking youthful past middle age. It’s very difficult because after four or five decades, our face, skin, hair and nails really show the signs of aging. Our skin feels dry, hair gets finer or falls out and there’s an obvious loss in

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