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How Sweet it is! Super Natural Sweeteners

We all love sweet tastes. In fact, we are hard-wired to be attracted to sweetness. Mother Nature wants to eat the sweetest, most luscious, ripest fruit.
But you know we’ve translated that to a love to soft drinks, cakes, pies, cookies and all sorts of sugar-laden junk that takes a terrible toll on our health.
I’ve written […]

By |June 27th, 2017|Healthy Eating and Drinking|0 Comments

Sunburn and Insect Bites – How To Fix Summer’s Woes

Since summer has now truly arrived, it’s time to deal with the occasional sunburn and bug bites, so I thought I’d share with you a couple of pertinent entries for this time of year from my book, Food Is Medicine: 101 Prescriptions from the Garden.
SUNBURN
Note: We all need sun. It is the best way to […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Book Excerpts, Healthy Eating and Drinking|0 Comments

5 Solutions for Summer Stress

Summer—is it your time of languid summer days floating on a tube down the river or balmy evenings listening to the tree frogs – or are you exhausted from endless guest, barbecues, family crisis and any manner of stress inducers?
I’ll have to admit that this summer, most often I fall into the latter category. One […]

By |June 20th, 2017|Stress Management|0 Comments

Epigenetics: Awakening Sleeping Genes

This is an excerpt from one of the most important books of our time, Curcumin, Nature’s Answer to Cancer by Dr. Ajay Goel.

Read more from me about curcumin ==> http://kathleenbarnes.com/category/curcumin/

Does cancer run in your family? Alzheimer’s? Diabetes? Diseases that run in families are common, but you might be surprised to learn that these diseases are rarely […]

By |June 16th, 2017|Book Excerpts|0 Comments

Statin drugs and memory loss

Statin drugs are among the most frequently used popular prescription drugs in the world, raking in sales of over $35 billion—that’s right billion—a year.
For what? They purport to lower cholesterol and thereby prevent heart attacks. In fact they do lower cholesterol, but the evidence linking statins to heart attack prevention has been called into question […]

By |June 13th, 2017|Brain Health, Memory|0 Comments

Do We Have to Lose our Memories as We Get Older?

We’ve all had those “moments.” You know the ones I mean: When you walk into a room to get something and can’t remember why you are there or when you’ve lost your car in the parking lot at the mall or you’ve forgotten your best friend’s name when you’re getting ready to introduce him at […]

By |June 9th, 2017|Brain Health, Memory|0 Comments

The Many Healing Secrets of Lavender

If you could grow just one herb on your windowsill or in your garden, what would it be?
Lavender is hands down my personal choice. It offers the biggest health return for my investment of time, energy and real estate in my garden and the essential oil is inexpensive and even enhances the benefits.
So what can […]

By |June 6th, 2017|Gardening, Grow Your Own, Natural Remedies|0 Comments

Nine Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp

My regular readers know that my husband and I recently returned from a delightful trip to Spain and France. Among the challenges was dealing with language. My husband speaks a smattering of Spanish and I speak a smattering of French, so basic communication was possible.

Actually, I took several years of French in elementary school, high […]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Brain Health, Memory|2 Comments

Natural skin protection under the summer sun

Now that beach vacations, gardening, outdoor sports and more summer sun activities are on most of our calendars, it’s time to consider ways to protect skin from damage.

The medical profession has broadcast its message loud and clear: Too much sun exposure causes dryness, wrinkling, premature aging and can lead to skin cancers. Certain types of […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Gardening, Healthy Lifestyle, Natural Remedies|0 Comments

Why You Need a Vacation

Everybody needs a vacation, but our work-a-holic culture likes to guilt us into thinking our workplaces and families can’t do without us. That leads us to leave 429 million paid vacation days on the table every year.

Vacations are the essence of life. All is not—and should not be—work, no matter how much you love your […]

By |May 26th, 2017|Healthy Lifestyle|0 Comments