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Parabens and How to Avoid Them

Parabens are a category of preservatives used in cosmetics, medications and foods. If you read labels you’ll see them listed by their name or an E number such as methylparaben E218), ethylparaben (E214), propylparaben (E216),

Sarin Gas and the Images We Can’t Forget

When the news broke of the recent chemical attack on Syrian civilians, including children and babies, we were all disturbed and shocked that a weapon of mass destruction was unleashed. Sarin is its name and

Rhubarb Picnic Bars

INGREDIENTS Crust: 1 1/2 cups almond flour 1/4 cup melted butter 1/3 cup organic sugar Filling: 3 cups fresh rhubarb, cut into ½ inch pieces 1/4 cup organic cane sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1

How Your Gut Flora Contributes to Anxiety

The symptoms of anxiety are awful.  While everyone experiences anxiety a little differently, for most people it’s like a sense of dread that never fully goes away, but looms over you like a cold, wet

Are Your Vitamins Helping or Hurting You?

Recently, I was watching the news and saw headlines that suggested taking vitamins could be dangerous for our health. I was alarmed. Truthfully, it annoys me that snippets about this study get any media coverage

What If No One Can See Your Pain?

From time to time, when yet another celebrity dies tragically from an overdose of painkillers, people ask me if I think prescription painkillers should be banned.  The answer is no, and today I'll tell you

Does Your Brain Feel Weird?

I talk to people all the time who suffer from neurological issues they have trouble describing. They can’t put their finger on exactly what’s wrong, but they may have brain fog, attention deficit or a

Benzodiazepine Dangers and Lies

You know how you can warn a kid not to touch a hot stove, but he’ll do it because he has to learn “hot” for himself?   It’s the same with some medications. Despite numerous warnings

Post Hysterectomy Stupidity

For years, doctors have prescribed unopposed estrogen (estrogen without progesterone) to women who've had hysterectomies.  The thought process has always been, why give progesterone to patient who no longer has a uterus?   Many practitioners still

This Is Why I Threw Out My Multivitamin

Just like you, I've spent a lot of hard-earned money on multivitamins through the years, figuring they will work behind the scenes to improve or maintain my health.  I was never really sure if they did

5 Supplements for Beautiful Skin

I can spot a smoker or a sun worshipper a mile away… they always look older than they are from the free radical damage that's been done to their skin. Maybe you thought beauty was

14 Essential Oils for a Healthy Thyroid

Many of you are taking thyroid supplements or medications already, but you might consider adding one more thing into your thyroid health regimen.  Simple is best, and there's nothing more simple or pure that I can think

Vitamin E is More than Skin Deep

I heard two women talking at the store about vitamin E. As one of the ladies pointed to her elbow, she said, “I squeeze a little out and rub it on this scar". The other one said,

8 Incredible Medicinal Plants from the Bible

Before the advent of synthetic compounds, injections, and expensive medications, the human body was accustomed to natural herbs and spices. Our planet Earth has thousands of healing plants that grew during biblical times. Even though I

4 Tips to Stay Sober and Ease Withdrawal

I feel like every family, including mine, has someone who is an alcoholic that wants to stop drinking. One of my relatives has struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction since he was 14. Now, at over

Your favorite condiment can make you sick!

When you think of histamine, you immediately think of allergies, right? But histamine is actually a neurotransmitter and we make it in our cells, then dump it out after exposure to a trigger. Certain foods