Natural Remedies to Fight Insomnia

How to beat insomnia

The right food at the right time can get you ready for a good night’s sleep. Can’t sleep through the night? If you find yourself tossing and turning instead of sleeping soundly, you are not alone. Experts say that at least once in our lives, most of us will suffer from severe insomnia. But before … Read more

Should I Consider Going Gluten-Free?

Have you considered a gluten-free diet?

It seems like everywhere you look there’s another food package labeled “gluten-free”. Is this the latest food fad or is this really a healthy choice for you? And what is “gluten free,” anyhow? There is a lot of confusion in both the media and the grocery aisle, and as you read on, I hope to … Read more

4 simple steps to eliminate acne

4 ways to avoid acne

Why do we use antibacterial creams and harsh soaps when acne begins deep inside the body? Acne isn’t just skin deep. Breakouts, pimples, and deep cystic eruptions are actually signs of inflammation in the body. Typically, we develop acne when: Hormones fluctuate. We eat certain foods. We drink alcohol. We have irregular bowel movements. We … Read more

Gluten Intolerance 101 Including Unlikely Causes, Common Symptoms and Gluten-Free Recipes

dealing with gluten intolerance

Gluten intolerance is not “just another food intolerance.” In fact, it is one of the most common genetically predisposed chronic inflammatory diseases driven by food. It is also frequently complicated by various metabolic disturbances and autoimmune processes. One of my patients, Mary, demonstrates the typical challenges people with this condition face. A 42-year-old woman dealing … Read more

How much sugar is in your summer drink?

Ginger tea- a great summer drink

Inflammation is usually the root cause of disease and chronic pain. During the summer months when its hot out we often reach for a cold summer drink. Many times we choose an iced tea or coffee, pop, fruit drink or a popsicle. These are often loaded with excess sugar and artificial flavors. Did you know that … Read more

Soothe Painful Stings and Bug Bites Naturally

treating bug bites

Choose from an array of natural, self-care options to soothe garden-variety stings and bug bites. During the summer months— and as temperatures moderate into fall—spending time outside is not only healthy, but downright enjoyable. In most cases, however, you will find yourself sharing space with some of nature’s most abundant creatures: insects. Insect bites are … Read more

Warning Signs you Have a Magnesium Deficiency

Nine signs of magnesium deficiency

Magnesium. You probably have heard about it and may know a little bit about it, but do you know how beneficial it is to your health? Magnesium is important to nearly every organ, tissue and function in your body. From basic cellular health to heart health, magnesium is vital to your health. A magnesium deficiency … Read more

Walk Your Way To Improved Health

Why we should walk

It’s an epidemic, and the media is calling it “Sedentary Death Syndrome.” There is an obvious solution to the condition, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal and non-governmental agencies; the prescription is physical activity- simply said walk!  Being physically active should stand as a lifelong pillar of wellbeing, and … Read more

14 Foods With Almost No Calories and a Lot of Nutrients

We are constantly advised to consume foods with more nutrients, but we end up eating more, and still lack those important ingredients into our bodies. Therefore, we need to learn which foods are rich in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, and increase their intake on a daily basis. Also, we need to try and get the most … Read more