At age 16, Dawn Montefusco developed a serious case of psoriasis that covered 85 percent of her body in itchy, red scales. Her doctor dashed her hopes of an easy cure, telling her she’d most likely have the autoimmune disease the rest of her life. “I was a sophomore in high school, so this was … Read moreCalm Mind, Clear Skin
Okay, there may not be 100 benefits of almond milk but it certainly comes close. Almond milk is a lot more nutritious than dairy milk. Almond milk does not go through the same processing that dairy goes through, and is the perfect alternative for people who struggle with allergies or are lactose intolerant. Almond milk … Read moreWhy We Should All Be DRINKING ALMOND MILK
I think we are all familiar with the old wife’s tale of wearing a bulb of garlic around our neck. It stops us from getting colds and coughs and keeps the flu at bay. We also know that it is one of the most commonly used herbs while cooking, adding fabulous flavor and taste to … Read moreFive Benefits Of Raw Garlic
If you’ve ever had a vaginal yeast infection, you’re all too familiar with the telltale symptoms that make it so miserable: itching, burning, swelling, painful urination, and an unpleasant white discharge. The majority of yeast infections result from an overgrowth of Candida albicans, a fungal organism that naturally inhabits the vagina, gastrointestinal tract, and skin … Read moreNatural ways to prevent and cure Candida
My doctor just diagnosed me with diverticulitis. What does this mean, and how can I treat this condition naturally? Diverticular diseases have become very common in the US, especially among the over-50 set, so you’re certainly not alone. People often develop diverticulosis, a condition characterized by small, pouch-like herniations called diverticula in the lining of … Read moreWhat is diverticulosis? What does it look like (pictures)?
Extra stress during the holidays—from activities like shopping, social commitments, and traveling—increases cortisol in the body, which can lead to more oil production and, ultimately, a pesky pimple. Try these tips to maintain your health and decrease acne breakouts during this holiday season. Sleep schedule, interrupted. Late parties, staying out with family, or last minute shopping … Read moreTips to prevent acne breakouts this holiday season
Premenstrual syndrome—better known as PMS—includes at least 150 different symptoms that run the gamut from irritability and fatigue to backaches and bloating, from herpes outbreaks and crying jags to insomnia, sugar cravings, and migraines. In order to alleviate what ayurvedic physicians call a woman’s monthly dysfunction, it helps to understand what causes it in the … Read moreYoga Can Ease Menstrual Issues
Most everyone thinks of anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders as conditions only young women face, but new evidence shows that many women over 35 suffer from these afflictions throughout their lives. When I was about 14 years old and just beginning my initiation into the mysterious rites of passage toward becoming a woman, one … Read moreEating Disorders After 35
Inflammation has become quite the buzzword lately, touted as the cause of everything from acne to Alzheimer’s and from digestive issues to obesity. And while new research continues to support that theory, it’s important to remember that inflammation can actually be a good thing. When the body detects injury or illness, the immune system jumps … Read more7 Foods to Beat Inflammation!
You’ve seen the ads: “Tone your abs—just five minutes a day!” and “Tone your legs with this simple, everyday workout!” Well, as grating as they may be after repeated viewing, their message does have value. When we “tone” our muscles, we nourish them and bolster their strength. Generally speaking, a daily or frequent workout can … Read more5 Foods to Improve Heart Health