Love on Valentine’s Day

Relationships are a funny thing. I’m talking friendships, as much as partner relationships. It always amazes me what we don’t know about our partners and friends. This Valentine’s day I challenge you to find out a little more about the people who are important to you. Here is a list of questions to ask that you might not know the answers to. Questions to ask When did you last cry? Why? What are the top 3 items on your bucket … Continued

Heart Healthy Crispy Wild-Caught Salmon

February is heart healthy month so lets talk about one of the best foods for your heart. Foods that contain heart healthy fats (Omega 3 fatty acids) is at the top of the list. Nuts, seeds, sardines, and salmon are my favorite choices. These healthy fats help to raise the protective high-density lipoproteins or HDLs in our blood. What are HDLs good for anyway? HDLs are good for transporting other fats like low-density lipoproteins or LDLs through the bloodstream to … Continued

Interview with Neurofeedback Specialist, Dr. Eric Mintz

I have known neurofeedback specialist, Dr. Eric Mintz, for over 20 years now and not only is he an exceptional doctor, but he is also one of my closest friends. I have witnessed the miracles that have occurred using neurofeedback under his care with patients suffering from ADD/ADHD, autism, and closed head injuries. For all these reasons and more I want to introduce you to him. Welcome, Dr. Eric. Dr. Eric, what drew you to neurofeedback? I learned about it … Continued

Flu-Fighter: Black Elderberry Syrup

Can you imagine getting through the flu in as little as two days? That is what one study showed when using 15 ml of black elderberry syrup four times a day. That is four days earlier than those who were on a placebo. If you have ever had the flu, you know that the symptoms make you absolutely miserable for about a week and then you are prone to lingering symptoms that can last for weeks or even months. Black … Continued

Avoid these poisonous antibiotics at all costs

Today a patient came in with a severe right and left hip pain after 5 days on the antibiotic Cipro. This is not uncommon. Let’s spend a minute going over the severe side effects of a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. What are Fluoroquinolones? Fluoroquinolones are a group of very strong antibiotics most commonly used for stubborn urinary tract infections, respiratory infections and other conditions such as diverticulitis. They are so strong they are only meant for conditions that do … Continued

The Stomach Flu: Prevention and Remedies

Oh, the dreaded stomach flu. Once it hits your household it spreads so quickly you can barely keep up with the laundry. This is one bug that hits hard and fast. Here are some suggestions for preventing it and for treating it. What is it? It may be norovirus or rotavirus but it is very contagious. Although often called the stomach flu, it isn’t among the strains contained in the flu shot. Gastroenteritis is the technical term for it. It … Continued

Guest Article by Self-Care Advocate Brad Krause

We are making it through the holiday season and with all the hustling and bustling we often forget to take proper care of ourselves. Today’s article is a gift from self-care advocate, Brad Krause. Welcome Brad Brad says… It’s not a stretch to say that our daily activities play a part in our overall health. Everything we do from the time we wake until we hit the sheets for the evening defines how we feel each day. But in a … Continued

Eliminate Pain and Anxiety with CBD Oil: Gummies, Capsules, Oil…Oh My!

CBD from hemp oil is being used by doctors around the world to help treat pain and anxiety. The opioid epidemic is pushing people to find safer alternatives and CBD oil may be one of them. Some lesser publicized benefits High in Omega 3’s (no mercury that can be found in some fish oils) Source of DHA for brain health Source of GLA for hormone balance (PMS and menstrual cramping) Encourages healthy gut flora Topically, a good skin moisturizer The … Continued

CBD Oil: All the benefits without the “high”

If you are experiencing difficulty sleeping, anxiety and depression you may have noticed that CBD oil is a hot topic. Let’s talk about what it is and what it does. Marijuana needs no formal introduction, it’s as popular as aspirin. Hemp is also a plant and has often been confused with marijuana. What’s the difference? Hemp and marijuana are two unique and different strains from the cannabis plant. Marijuana is known for its ability to cause a psychoactive response in … Continued

Have A Sweet Holiday

Entertaining season is here and I wanted you to have a recipe that would be good for sharing without the refined sugar and artificial colors. Not only is it quick and delicious but it shows how versatile a sweetener you will find dates to be. I have used dates in making caramel sauce and sweetening carrot cake. Delicious Dates Dates provide the body with the vitamins and minerals it needs for digestion, detoxification, and brain function. Fiber, potassium, copper, and … Continued