Health

5 Online Resources to Consult Daily

Have you been wanting to improve your an aspect of your health but not sure what to trust? Everyone knows that not everything you read on the internet is true. So how do you begin when you want to make a change? The five resources I have put together should get you headed in the… Read More 5 Online Resources to Consult Daily

Emotions, Health

Five Positive Ways to Start 2017 

We have an entire new year to accomplish all our goals and dreams. Even though I am not necessarily an advocate of “New Years” resolutions per se, I do think we can take advantage of all the positivity around us to discover the mind set that will carry us through the cold months until spring!… Read More Five Positive Ways to Start 2017 

Health

2017 Intentions

So 2016 was my year of determination and I had two goals, to get healthy and find some work life balance.    The beginning of the year, as with most, was the easiest to keep these things in the forefront of my mind.  However, as time progressed I had some difficulties along the way.  First, I… Read More 2017 Intentions

essential oils, Health

Remedies for Fighting the Common Cold

It’s that time of year where we are all indoors more often and as a natural side-effect, we pass more viruses amongst ourselves. The common cold (most often caused by the rhinovirus) includes sore throat, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, body aches, and possibly a low-grade fever .  The best case scenario is avoiding the viruses in the first… Read More Remedies for Fighting the Common Cold

essential oils, Health

Three Common Complementary Healthcare Practices in Pregnancy

This topic is near and dear to me as it was during my pregnancy when I really started looking at complementary healthcare in a new light.  It is, of course, extremely important to discuss all of your choices with your ob/gyn before starting any new practice. Essential Oils Essential oils can be used safely and… Read More Three Common Complementary Healthcare Practices in Pregnancy

Emotions, essential oils, Health

5 Tips to Boosting Energy During Stressful Situations

Going through a stressful situation will often leave you exhausted and and even physically sick.  One reason is because your “flight or fight” mechanism is triggered.  This cascade of hormones including epinephrine and norepinephrine and will increase blood pressure, increased blood sugar, and a suppressed immune system.  Stay in this state for an extended period… Read More 5 Tips to Boosting Energy During Stressful Situations

Health

Top 5 Resources for Information on Complementary Health Practices

One of the most important aspects of using complementary healthcare to augment traditional therapy is self-education. The biggest problem a sorting out the unlimited online information. Over the last few years on my journey, I have found I come back to the same resources continuously.   So I wanted to share some of my favorite… Read More Top 5 Resources for Information on Complementary Health Practices

Health

Chronic Beauty

This post was written by the folks over at Lyme Warrior. Chronic but hidden diseases are unfortunately common and research for cures are super  important.  Please take a moment to read this touching story.  As I crack my eyes open first thing in the morning, I groan. Its another day, a day I don’t feel… Read More Chronic Beauty

Children, Health

Back to school – Vaccines

Updated 8/29/016 I know that many people have their own opinions on vaccines.  As a healthcare provider, I follow discussion on vaccine safety carefully and scientifically. For my family, I choose to follow the CDC guidelines for vaccines. I would encourage others to do so as well. Here are the ones I suggest all children… Read More Back to school – Vaccines

Emotions, Health

Learning to Live

Friends, First, I apologize for being absent this last 6 weeks.  I will be honest and say I just didn’t feel like blogging.  I won’t however apologize for the raw nature of what I am writing today.  This is not an excuse but rather my attempt to rationalize my summer to date in my own… Read More Learning to Live