Mom’s Healing Salve…

Now available FOR SALE in our office: MOM’S HEALING SALVE A healing balm for a variety of skin conditions! Try it for: Cuts, wounds, burns, common skin rashes, diaper rash, acne, sunburn, dry skin, and more! Ingredients: -Calendula (antioxidant) -Lavender (prevents infection) -Yellow Dock (antiseptic/astringent) -Dandelion Leaf (anti-inflammatory) -Witch Hazel (anti-inflammatory) -Comfrey Leaf & Root…

Ginger: The Wonder Root!

Let’s talk about ginger… The crud is certainly going around town this late winter/early spring.  Unfortunately many seem to be suffering from influenza, stomach flu, or both.  Do you know about the amazing healing effects of ginger?  Got a sore throat? Feeling nauseous? Experiencing indigestion?  Just feeling punk?  Think ginger! While it may look a…

Thanksgiving leftovers…

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, full of family time and yummy food!  I was reminded this Thanksgiving of how grateful I am for my wonderful patients and co-workers.  Coming to work everyday is a treat and I am very fortunate that way. Let’s talk food for a minute, shall we? First off,…

Remember to breathe…

What do you do to de-stress? I like to practice yoga.  Time on the yoga mat can be thought of as a gift. It is time away from reality. How often in your day do you get to be in a quiet room and just breathe?    Probably not that often, so when you devote the…

Slow cooker soup…

It’s looking a lot like soup weather around here.  It has been rainy and cold for days.  The weather man is saying high of 39 with a 50% chance of snow tomorrow, but all I’m hearing is get out the cozy sweaters and have a nice bowl of soup. SLOW COOKER ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND KALE…

October fest…

‘Tis the season…for pumpkins that is!  Here is a nice little pumpkin recipe for you.  Go ahead, get creative…add any other nuts/seeds/dried fruits that you think would be tasty! PUMPKIN GRANOLA -1 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats -1/2 cup sliced almonds -1/2 cup pumpkin seeds -1/2 cup dried cranberries -1/2 cup pumpkin puree -1/3 cup…

Winding roads…

Wouldn’t it be nice if the road of life was one big open highway?  Just a long, straight expanse of new pavement as far as the eye could see.  No twists, no turns, no detours.  Approaching traffic or bumps in the road could be seen with plenty of time to react and adjust.  I sometimes…

Be at home…

What is a home? A home is a place where one lives, where one is comfortable.  It can be an environment that offers security and happiness.  Maybe it is a valued setting, regarded as a refuge or place of origin.  Any way you choose to define it, home seems to be synonymous with comfort, stability,…

The body that heals itself…

Just a little food for thought on a Monday morning… Isn’t it an amazing thing that the human body has the innate, natural ability to heal itself?  This means that the secrets to health and wellness lie not in bandaids and gimmicks or chemicals and elixirs, but within the natural function of the human body. …

Keep it simple, silly…

Feel like you never know what to bring for lunch so you’re always grabbing boxed food or getting take-out?  Don’t let lunches stress you out. The first step to making lunch a less stressful ordeal is understanding that leftovers are your best friend! So Pop Quiz: Question:  What do you do when you have a…