I love lavender! Just the mildest whiff makes me sigh with release. And, of course, stress relief: That’s what lavender is all about. I’ve had a stressful couple of weeks. An almost fatal computer crash that took a couple of weeks to remedy, but saved me from having into invest in a new laptop (thanks … Read moreLavender Benefits, how do I love thee? Let me count 8 ways…
I have been a devotee of yoga since I was in my 20s and I had a 70-year old yoga teacher named Becky Love. I became a certified Kripalu yoga teacher since the mid-1970s and have kept hand and foot into the practice and infrequently teach yoga since then. My regular readers know that I … Read moreYoga – Is It More Than You Thought?
This article by Kathleen appeared in Natural Awakwenings Magazine in October of 2016. She’s down with a sore throat and laryngitis this week and taking a bit of her own medicine. These soothers aren’t just for kids. The household is settling for the night when the 5-year-old cries out, “My throat hurts!” “There’s no need … Read moreNatural Sore Throat Soothers
Kathleen’s article on the dangers of birth control pills was originally published in Natural Awakenings Magazine. For more than 50 years, women have loved the freedom that birth control pills offer. What’s not to love? Take a little pill every day and (pretty much) rest assured that an unplanned pregnancy won’t happen. Well, it turns … Read moreBirth Control Pills – The Dangers of Hormone-Based Contraception
There was a time when iodine was considered a “cure all,” but we’ve forgotten all about it and as a result, rates of cancer are skyrocketing, obesity is epidemic and our energy levels have plunged. Before the widespread use of synthetic drugs, iodine was recommended for everything from healing wounds and disease, destroying bacteria and … Read moreYou Probably Need More Iodine
This is based on one of Kathleen’s articles published in Natural Awakenings magazine. Most of us complain of lack of energy on occasion and some of us experience it on a daily basis. The good news: There are natural ways to boost your energy without resorting to endless cups of coffee. Low energy can have … Read moreNatural Energy Boosters
I’ve written many times about the dangers of sugar and I know I’m probably preaching to the choir with many of you. However a new animal study from the University of Utah is truly frightening: It shows that female mice that consumed the equivalent of a human drinking three cans of soft drinks a day … Read moreAnother warning about the dangers of sugar
It’s been an unexpectedly long and challenging summer with our two granddaughters, ages 11 and 13. I understand that modern kids and modern parents live and grow up in an entirely different way than we did, but I think there still just might be something to learn from doing things the old-fashioned way. I was … Read more15 Messages for My Grandgirls
Do you only drink coffee or the same kind of tea all the time? A bit of variety can give you a bunch of added health benefits… It’s calorie-free, soothing and tastes great, hot or cold! “And the scientific evidence is compelling that it both prevents and treats countless medical conditions,” says Tufts University tea … Read moreTea – Massive Health Benefits in the Bag!
From Kathleen: This is a chapter from one of the most important books I’ve published: Curcumin: Nature’s Answer to Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases by Dr. Ajay Goel, an esteemeed cancer researcher at Baylor University. This chapter explains how lifestyle choices cause most cancers and how we can prevent cancer by making wise choices. Cancer … Read moreCancer Is an Inflammatory Disease