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Don’t Hold Back Your Tears, Here’s Why

When we think of crying, we usually relate it to some form of grief, pain (emotional or physical), shame or guilt. We cry for a lot of reasons! I remember once becoming very emotional about a touching gift I received. The sniffling began as soon as I opened it: a pretty hand-made photo collage of my […]

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Cramp Bark Eases Vexing Stomach Aches and Monthly Cramps

Last week I was tearing apart my kitchen cabinet looking for asafoetida spice, when my eye fell on a screw-top glass jar filled with little chunks of brown “cramp” bark.  I confess my kitchen pantry resembles  Aladdin’s cave of precious herbs and spices. Some of these I keep for medicinal reasons, and others are to […]

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Important Research About Breast Cancer 





Few things are more painful to bear than a diagnosis of breast cancer and all that goes with it! I have three close friends who are breast cancer thrivers today, unfortunately my beloved mother-in-law died from it because the suspicious spot on her scan did not recieve follow up imaging and by the following year, […]

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Antibacterial Soap Makers Have to Clean Up Their Act 


Soap makers now have to get their junk out because plain soap works just as well and without risk. Manufacturers were ordered by the FDA to pull out 19 different chemicals from their body wash, hand soap, dish soap and other soaps. Hallelujah, these chemicals are pesticides which go down the drain and into our […]

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9 Tips to Improve Energy and Stop Thyroid Problems



#1 There are many “thyroid bombs” and cigarettes are one of them. Smokers have lower serum TSH and higher free T4 and free T3 levels than non-smokers, which makes it look like you don’t have thyroid disease even when you do. #2 Drive old cars.  The new ones are off-gassing all the bromide and that’s […]

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Ladies Get Your Va-va-va-voom Back

Ladies, we all know there are plenty of ways to say you’re not “in the mood”, however, if you find yourself using excuse after excuse, this could be a sign of bigger hormonal problems. It’s estimated that 40 percent of adult women experience low libido, and I suspect that’s an underreported number.  Men love to use those […]

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The Case Against Kale

I want to share with you a recent conversation between me and my “bookface” mom: Mom: Suzy!  Eat more broccoli!!!  (This was the 5th time she said it). Suzy: Ma, c’mon, I don’t want a goitrogen. Mom: Hah? Why don’t you like going to the gym? Suzy: No ma, I said goitrogen!  I like going to the […]

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Are ‘The Girls’ Sore? Here’s Help for Fibrocystic Breast Pain

I hugged a friend who I hadn’t seen in two years and she didn’t hug me back.  I thought it strange, but she quickly offered that her breasts were just incredibly sore.  I remember experiencing the same thing myself at various times in the past so I totally understood. So if your ‘girls’ ache, feel bruised, or […]

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5 Surprising Ways To Relieve Menopause

The dreaded hot flashes of menopause are often more than just a mere nuisance, they can disrupt your life day and night. I have been post-menopausal for 3 years and luckily have yet to experience a single hot flash or any symptom for that matter, but a few of my friends suffer terribly. Poor adrenal […]

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Why Your Hair is Falling Out and How to Fix It


I went to my favorite make up store Sephora and took note of several women buying expensive hair serums and shampoos to deal with hair loss. I didn’t want to be off-putting and approach them with better suggestions, so I writing today’s article instead. 

Save your money good grief! Most of those ingredients listed on […]

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