Many of us are in the throes of the winter cold and flu season. Colds and the flu can be at best a nuisance, and at worst downright miserable. When you are sick, it can be difficult to do much of anything. It’s disruptive to your life and it takes time away from the things that are important to you. There are plenty of other things that you’d probably rather do than be sick with a cold! The good thing to know is that there are ways to prevent both colds and the flu and you can do it right at home! Read the rest of this entry
I love drinking tea. In fact, I have tea nearly every day. We have our tea drawer stocked and enjoy many different types of teas depending on our needs and mood. This is one tea, however, that you can make without heading down the tea aisle. And, it is made with whole foods. It is also incredibly healing and soothing.
This tea has only 3 ingredients, but they are powerful: turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger. They work together to calm and soothe. They are also antioxidant powerhouses. Read the rest of this entry
“…Our symptoms are clues to what is happening deeper…”
I had the pleasure of interviewing Sara Vance, certified nutritionist from Rebalance Life. I came across her very informative television segments on Fox 5 in San Diego, California and also recently read her book, “The Perfect Metabolism Plan.” I truly appreciate her approach to wellness and I would like to share some of her insights. Read the rest of this entry
Winter is winding down, but people are still in the midst of cold and flu season. And, to complicate matters, once the cold and flu season ends we head into spring when many suffer with allergies and colds can often reappear during this time.
I have tried from year to year to set a health goal of not getting an upper respiratory infection. I’d heard of people not having a cold for many years in a row, and I thought it was impossible! The more I learned about health and wellness, the more I realized that this actually was possible, and I wanted to try and make it a reality in my family. I have (knock on wood) not had a cold yet this winter. I do, however, suffer from seasonal allergies and when the springtime comes around, I find it difficult to not catch a cold. I do hope this year is different, though. Read the rest of this entry
Did you know that you can make your own anti-fungal spray right at home? And, it’s just two ingredients! This magical spray includes only water and tea tree oil. That’s it! Tea tree oil is a wonderful natural therapy and has a variety of uses. Here are just some of the ailments that tea tree oil can treat. Read the rest of this entry
Spring and summer are brutal times for allergy sufferers. With pollen everywhere and blossoms in full bloom, it’s no wonder people flock to their pharmacies to grab their favorite over-the-counter allergy medications to find relief.
It does not have to be that way, however. There are effective and natural ways to treat allergy symptoms without the need for medications.
Yup. That’s me. Those are my red lips and my teeth. I did use a filter so my skin didn’t look so pore-y (is that a word?), but other than that, it’s all me, baby! Even though I have had some hesitation writing this post, I’ve been asked now by readers and friends alike about my brushing/dental hygiene routine so I figured a post should be dedicated to it.
The reason for my hesitation is pretty simple. Some people just have good teeth. For example, I have a friend who has been a vegetarian most of her life and has a real penchant for sweet things. She’s only had one cavity in her entire life. One. Read the rest of this entry
It is possible to combat, manage and even conquer anxiety without the use of prescription drugs. I know this is possible because I have done it myself. I have suffered from anxiety and depression for most of my life. The sad thing is that I wasn’t even aware of my condition until my 20s and went to a counselor who pointed out the signs to me.
Being a performer made having anxiety even more difficult. There was a period of time that I required the use of beta-blockers just to make it through some performances and auditions. It was during that time that I realized that I no longer wanted to live that way. While the medications helped to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety, I always felt that I wasn’t fully ‘present’ and that bothered me. Performing is a way to connect your soul and your ‘voice’ with others, and the medications blocked my ability to do so to my fullest capacities. Read the rest of this entry
Headaches never occur at an opportune time. They can range from a dull ache which feels like a nuisance to a full-blown migraine that leaves you all but incapacitated. I do not (thankfully) get headaches very often but if I do, I have my arsenal of natural options that I go to first before trying anything else. If you are one to immediately reach for the Motrin, Tylenol, Excedrin or any other type of over-the-counter drug, here are some other natural options to consider that may bring some relief. Read the rest of this entry
Staying healthy be a challenge as we transition through the seasons. Getting through winter can be tough and then the second hurdle is managing the shift into spring. If you happened to escape the winter’s cold season scot free (I did for the first time ever this year!) you may still have some trouble once the blossoms start coming. Here are some tips that might be able to help navigate the changing temps and onslaught of allergens. Read the rest of this entry