Redefining Fear

A few years ago I began immersing myself in a culture that was not quite my own. Like with all new environments, I found that words that I knew no longer meant the same thing. When I moved to Washington, DC I learned that the word ‘transparent’ does not mean the same thing to everyone….

I Don’t Have Allergies Anymore

For nearly 6 months now I have not had an allergic reaction to any of my known allergens. I don’t believe it myself. Something happened and something changed but I don’t believe it. My list of ‘allergens’ is not a long one but it has been a unique one. By definition, an allergen is something…

I am healthy. I take pharmaceuticals.

Many people think they are quite healthy and they don’t need to make changes to their diet, exercise, sleep patterns, or stress levels. For the average individual, if you are taking pharmaceuticals this is your wake up call: YOU ARE NOT HEALTHY. There is a large difference between being healthy and not having symptoms. Aside…

Overcoming Cravings: Healthy Options

Like most people I get cravings. I don’t always have healthy alternatives at hand but sometimes it can be super simple to meet my cravings head on with healthy options that I already have in my kitchen. Craving Sweet Craving sweet foods is probably what we think of most often when we think of craving…

Connection

It has been on my mind lately about the need to connect to others. We connect to others mostly by talking to them. With our partners and close friends we can find connection through touch, sharing a meal, listening to each other. Do we need this connection? How can we build new connections with others…

Looking at the Research: Caramel Color

It is hard to learn to educate yourself on what is good and bad for your health. With our Looking at the Research series I hope to offer you the means to do it a little more simply, simply through practice at reading research papers. Today’s paper we will be looking at is Food caramels:…

Looking at the Research: Preservatives

I love the idea of the Seventh Generation brand. I have been using products from this company for years to clean around my home. Dish soaps, laundry detergent, counter cleaner, bathroom cleaners, you name it. I felt good about these products. Unfortunately about a year ago it became strikingly obvious that the dish soap was…

Why are they ESSENTIAL Fatty Acids?

You have probably heard the term essential fatty acids, or EFAs before. Everyone says you need them but why? Are they really that important. Consider this: we know that supplementing and eating EFAs helps to tread a number of diseases and disease symptoms. If we then maintain a diet that has EFAs in correct proportion…

Accepting My Path

For the past three years or more I have been working on a meditation practice to heal my chakras. (Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra) It took me a long time between chakras 2 and 3 to get my game together and work on the issues I have been facing to feel completed with my third chakra….

Melatonin Sleep Support

Most of us have probably heard of melatonin. Probably a good number have also used it to help with sleep support as well. I know I have and like most I don’t think I used it correctly at first. Melatonin can be great to set up a healthy sleep rhythm but there are some problems…

Hydration Levels Alter Pain Levels

So many of us experience pain due to inflammation for one reason or another. Arthritis is one of the biggies but if you have any lingering pain from any previous injury, generally this is also due to inflammation. We may also experience pain due to inflammation of the digestive system or any other organ systems…

Keeping Your Skin Hydrated

Its not just water that you need to keep your skin hydrated. I had really bad skin rashes for many years and it took lots of work to figure out what was causing them and to fix it. Once I discovered the problem and removed the problem from my life it was another issue to…