Loving Your Belly

I used to have that kind of relationship with my belly until I was introduced to two similar modalities that gave me a whole new outlook on this vastly under-appreciated part of our body. Here’s a description of both techniques by Dr. Gabrielle Francis, the Herban Alchemist. Mayan Abdominal Massage “This is an ancient massage […]

Staying Healthy When Traveling 2

Staying Healthy When Traveling 2 This is a re-post of an article I wrote last September after a year of unexpected travel. I hope some of the tips are helpful for all of you summer travelers! Preparation is key to staying healthy when traveling Up to a week in advance, make a list of everything […]

Staying Healthy When Traveling

I think I traveled more this summer than in the rest of my life combined! Travel is fun and exciting but if you’re not careful it can leave you feeling drained and exhausted. Here are some tips to feeling good when on the go. Preparation is the key to minimizing stress to staying healthy when […]

A Lemon (or Lime) a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

The lovely lemon, and its partner the lime, are not just for garnish and alcoholic beverages. High in potassium, vitamin B1 and vitamin C (much more so than oranges and grapefruits), these fruits have many healing properties. Aside from their nutritional value they are an excellent choice for getting rid of toxic materials in the […]

Healthy Food of the Week: The Mighty Pear

Who knew pears were so good for the lungs? I didn’t until my three-month bout with whooping cough gave me a whole new reverence for the lungs and the healthy food of the week the mighty pear. The Chinese know, and in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) the pear is revered for its lung healing properties. Its […]

What Goes in MUST Come Out

We all do it, we all hate to talk about it, and we all need to know more about it. What Goes in MUST Come Out! Probably one of the most dreaded subject matters is the bowel movement. Nothing causes embarrassment more readily than the act itself and all things associated: flatulence, hemorrhoids, diarrhea and […]

Simple Ways to Improve Your Colon Health

What goes in, must come out. If you are not having regular bowel movements (3 a day is optimal), try these Simple Ways to Improve Your Colon Health tips to get things moving. Water! Water softens the food we eat and just like in plumbing, keeps everything moving along. Water is best ingested alone, away […]