Beyond Thieves Oil for Wintertime Immunity

Yes, you can use herbs and essential oils to help kill bacteria and fight off wintertime infections. Many companies make blends of essential oils known as thieves oil or its numerous other names . These are probably not the original formula the thieves used during the plague as that probably included garlic. I am wouldContinue reading “Beyond Thieves Oil for Wintertime Immunity”

Is Coffee Good for You?

I remember when I was growing up many people who were trying to live a “healthy” lifestyle avoid all caffeine, even that in chocolate. Of course, our idea of what is healthy changes over the years. It used to be that fat was the culprit to avoid. Now, it is carbohydrates. Next it will be….yourContinue reading “Is Coffee Good for You?”

Simple Homemade Nourishing Face Oil

A few weeks ago, I ran out of my favorite moisturizer Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream. I wasn’t ready to spend another $43 or $54 or however much it is for more, so I decided to create my own face moisturizer that would provide some of the same benefits. I mixed up a combination ofContinue reading “Simple Homemade Nourishing Face Oil”

Is Vitamin K2 the New Vitamin D?

Vitamin D has received a lot of interest in the last few years as an essential nutrient to possibly help prevent serious health issues. Not as much thought has been given to its helper Vitamin K, but I think this is going to change. Several of the conditions that are thought to be associated withContinue reading “Is Vitamin K2 the New Vitamin D?”

Gluten Free Coconut Flour Pancakes for the Holidays

I find this time of year to be a great one for experimenting with food. I am not as busy with farm chores, and the cooler weather makes me want to stay warm in the kitchen. Recently, I have been experimenting more with gluten free baking. Nothing fancy. I have just been wanting a littleContinue reading “Gluten Free Coconut Flour Pancakes for the Holidays”

Gluten Free Experiment

My mom is gluten sensitive so I knew I had at least a 50% chance of having the genes that can predispose one to gluten issues. I had experimented with going gluten free before and hadn’t found gluten to be a problem for me. Since these issues can manifest as we get older, I stillContinue reading “Gluten Free Experiment”

New Hope for Migraine Sufferers

Migraines are not all the same. People can have different symptoms and different triggers, but the misery and disruption they can cause is pretty consistent. Another thing that many migraine sufferers have in common is an inability to process certain vitamins. Recent studies have revealed that people with migraines, especially with auras, are more likelyContinue reading “New Hope for Migraine Sufferers”

Probiotics for Weight Loss

Every year I find myself wanting to write another blog about probiotics, but you can’t blame me. There is a huge amount of research going on right now about the microbiome, a term referring to the complex community of abundant microorganisms that live in and on our bodies. Several recent studies are showing connections betweenContinue reading “Probiotics for Weight Loss”

Natural Ebola Prevention Strategies

So far there are no new confirmed cases of Ebola in the United States, but there have been 5000 false alarms since Thomas Duncan’s diagnosis in Dallas. This tells you how worried people are. On one hand, the Ebola virus has a particularly high mortality rate. On the other hand, Ebola is not as easyContinue reading “Natural Ebola Prevention Strategies”

Stevia Beats Artificial Sweeteners For Blood Sugar

When I learned that artificial sweeteners are contributing to blood sugar problems, I decided that I needed to review the research on stevia to see how it compared. It turns out the news is good on stevia. A recent and very thorough study on artificial sweeteners demonstrated that they are contributing to higher blood sugarContinue reading “Stevia Beats Artificial Sweeteners For Blood Sugar”