Articles 2017-09-05T19:16:32+00:00


The Weirdest Health Headlines of 2017

One of my favorite things to do is make notes of weird, bizarre, and otherwise nutso health headlines that make the news throughout the year.  Believe it or not, there is some truth to some

Build a Better Brain with DHA

Many of us feel like we used to be smarter and quicker at making decisions. At 52, I feel like my brain is still fairly sharp, but certainly not like it was at 30! Let

Measure Reverse T3 and Get Thyroid Healthy!

Many of you follow my writing and understand that hypothyroidism means reduced level of thyroid hormone, dubbed “T3.”  But you probably have not heard of reverse T3.  Today I’m going to tell you why you

Nootropic Supplements – Nature’s Smart Pills

Recently I wrote an article entitled Alzheimer’s: The Scariest Word You May Ever Hear. Afterward, many of you emailed and shared your personal stories about this, and some were delightful, others heart-breaking.  I truly understand.

All the amazing benefits of magnesium

Magnesium has been trending lately as a popular supplement, and with good reason: it participates as a cofactor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in your body!  This may come as a surprise to people

7 Natural Boosts for Breast Health

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and so there’s no time like the present to begin making the changes necessary for better breast health. Believe it or not, you can change the way your body

Wasps in Your Figs?

The first time I ate a fig I was about 40 years old.  I was with my husband Sam, and were staying in a little cottage on a California vineyard that we rented in Sepastopol.

How To Make a DIY First Aid Kit

We were all stunned by the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey & Irma - the suffering and loss have been catastrophic.  These monster storms are unreal.  It’s not just the rain, wind and floods of

Spit Happens – On Your Birthday Cake!

We’re programmed to blow the candles out on birthday cakes and then enjoy the dessert.  How splendid! ...But you realize people are spitting on it, right? Yep, birthday cake is a health hazard! For years

What Your Skin Says About Your Health

Your skin reveals a secret about your health. It can expose illness and/or health history, even if you tell everyone you're feeling fine. I’m speaking specifically of your skin’s tone, texture and color. If you

Why your body needs you to just say no

Cortisol is one of the hormones your body releases in response to stress, and it impacts many different functions in your body. Cortisol is often referred to as the "belly fat hormone" because too much

What’s in Your Meatball?

Imagine a large white bowl into which you toss in the ingredients to make meatballs.  You expect them to be delicious if you put in the following ingredients, right? Ground beef Breadcrumbs An egg Chopped

Pharmacists – The Losers & Heroes

About 100 years ago, during Prohibition, apothecaries were the place to hang out since the neighborhood bars had closed. The corner drugstore was where people traded “hard” liquor in for “soft” drinks and it was

What Color is Your Pee?

It’s one of those things you don’t even pay attention to until suddenly one day it looks different. I’m referring to urine, and the normal color is pale yellow. The yellow pigment is called “urochrome”

I Bet I Can Make You Yawn

Last week I forced myself to stay up two nights in a row to work. I certainly had lots to do, but I also wanted to see what happened to my brain if I induced

My Brother was a Secret

My oldest brother just passed away, he was an alcoholic for decades. He smoked too. He died holding his Chihuahua with his wife beside him. It was colon cancer that had metastasized everywhere. So with

How to Get More Energy Without Coffee

We all experience fatigue or low energy at some point in our lives. Sometimes it is temporary like after an all-nighter, or a bout with the flu. Whatever the cause, fatigue is difficult to deal