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Are Your Vitamins Working? How Can You Tell?

I am frequently asked why we should take any particular supplements and how we know they work.

First, I’ll give you the short answer to the second question: ”We don’t know if they work.”

Yes, I believe everyone needs supplements and, while there is voluminous evidence, on an individual basis, you don’t know if they work for […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Healthy Eating and Drinking, Supplements|1 Comment

Arrest Alzheimer’s

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We were talking about diabetes in the last chapter, and before we entirely leave there, it’s important to know that Alzheimer’s disease has sometimes been called “diabetes of the brain.”

Even in the earliest stages of the devastating memory-destroying disease, the brain’s ability to metabolize sugar is diminished.  […]

By |May 5th, 2017|Book Excerpts, Brain Health|0 Comments

Can Too Much Salt Kill You? The Surprising Answer.

We are surrounded by medical mythology, and sometimes downright lies, that is profoundly affecting our lives. The need to restrict our salt intake is just one myth that is costing many of us our health.

Do you have high blood pressure? Does some you love have high blood pressure? If so, no doubt, doctors have admonished […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Healthy Eating and Drinking|2 Comments

Healing Music, Healing Sounds

Here’s an article Kathleen wrote for Natural Awakenings magazine, published in September, 2016.

As primeval drumbeats echo across an African savannah, the rhythms circle the globe, picked up by the chants and rattles of shamans gracing Amazonian jungles and Siberian tundra. They’re repeated in Gregorian chants filling medieval cathedrals and Om meditations resounding in Himalayan caves […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Natural Remedies, Stress Management|0 Comments

Hormones: What Every Woman Needs to Know The Teens and the Childbearing Years

Hormones rule our lives; it’s a simple fact of biochemistry. In their role as the body’s chemical messengers, hormones affect every human biological system. Without them, nothing works correctly.

Women’s hormonal systems are as complex as men’s, although vastly different. They govern reproduction, plus every aspect of health—including metabolizing food, proper immune function, physical and emotional […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Women's Health|0 Comments

Monsanto-free and bee healthy gardens

It’s gardening time again—and I am so ready for it! I imagine you are, too. My lettuce, spinach and broccoli are in and thriving in the cool spring weather.

Since it’s that time of year, I’m giving you a primer on how to have a healthy, non-GMO garden free of the seed patents that Monsanto has […]

By |April 21st, 2017|Gardening, Grow Your Own, Healthy Eating and Drinking|0 Comments

11 Ways to Get A Great Night’s Sleep

Several people have told me lately that they are having troubles sleeping. I have that problem occasionally myself. Sometimes it’s a matter of that infernal  “to-do” list cycling endlessly through your already exhausted mind.

Does that stress pattern sound familiar? How about the one that goes, “I should have said/done,” re-living the day’s events over and […]

By |April 18th, 2017|Natural Remedies, Sleep Habits|0 Comments

Breathing Techniques for Stressful Times

This is an excerpt from my book, 10 Best Ways to Manage Stress. It’s good to remember these skills in stressful times!

Breath is life. Quite literally without breath, life ends in just a few minutes.

Some Eastern traditions believe that we are born with a finite numbers of breaths allotted to us, so the more deeply and […]

By |April 14th, 2017|Stress Management|0 Comments

Chlorella: The Miracle Food from the Sea

We all know how important it is to eat right and exercise to live long, healthy lives. But too often, our good intentions fall by the wayside – usually somewhere between getting through the workday, caring for the kids, cooking dinner, running errands and the thousand other things we do each week.

Don’t you wish it […]

By |April 11th, 2017|Healthy Eating and Drinking, Healthy Lifestyle, Supplements|1 Comment

Curcumin as an Integrative Therapy

This is an excerpt from a book I recently edited and published, Curcumin: Nature’s Answer to Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases by Ajay Goel, Ph.D. This book offers cutting edge information on prevention and treatment of cancer by an acclaimed cancer researcher at Baylor University.

So—you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer.

Your brain is […]

By |April 7th, 2017|Book Excerpts, Curcumin, Natural Remedies, Supplements|0 Comments