Saturday, January 7, 2017

Cracked Corners of the Mouth and Menopause

One cold wintery morning, I awoke to find the corners of my mouth chafed. Red, raw and cracked, I could not only see the reflection staring back at me in the mirror, I could feel the itching and burning before I even got out of bed. Ouch! I figured it was due to the cold

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Removing Skin Tags Naturally

I am one of those people whose body from time to time grows tiny little bumps that stick out from the skin, known as skin tags. They are white, or brown or may just blend with whatever skin tone you may have. These small protrusions aren't anything to worry about

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A Food Revolution: The Organic Effect

The Organic Effect was a study done on a family of five showing the difference between conventional and organic foods in the body. The results of this investigation are compelling.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Ear Infections and Organic Home Remedies

Ear infections. They are childhood diseases, right? That's what I thought anyway. I hadn't had an ear infection since I was maybe 8 or 10. I used to get them all the time, but that was years ago. Fast forward to age 49 when I rolled out of bed with that all too familiar throbbing pain inside

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Healing Strep Throat Organically: NO Antibiotics Required

Strep throat. Most of us have had it at least once. I, on the other hand, have had it thrust upon me at least once a year spanning back into the earliest days of my childhood. In a few months I will be 50, so needless to say, my throat has seen a lot of action.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Sleep. That's all I wanted to do. For about a month I spent as much time as possible either taking a nap, or at the very least I kept my body in the horizontal position in order to rest. I found it painfully difficult to get off the couch even for the simple things like using the

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


About a year ago, I started to randomly shake in my body. I don't mean a Parkinson's sort of shaking, where it's continuous. It was more like when someone gets a chill from out of the blue or when a person is suddenly frightened and the body instantaneously jerks. You

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Food Revolution: Ann Cooper's Classroom

Since childhood, I was plagued with an incessant cough. I coughed perhaps every minute or so of every waking moment of my life. Multiply that by about forty years and you have a lot of coughing going on. By the time I was in my thirties, I was finally diagnosed with

Friday, January 23, 2015

Food is Medicine—Tip of the Day:

Eczema, dermatitis or rough feet getting you down? Why not try Hemp Cocoa Balm? It is 100% edible and is made from organic coconut oil, hemp oil, beeswax, cocoa-butter, almond oil, shea butter, vitamin e and sweet birch essential oil. It’s not only organic, it has a

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Food is Medicine—Tip of the Day:

Do you have dark circle under your eyes that feel like they are permanent fixtures?  Try releasing milk products from your diet (all of them—that means you need to read labels, folks). Milk is meant for the baby of a particular species. Human beings are the  only ones

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Food is Medicine—Tip of the Day:

ORGANIC Cinnamon helps to reduce your glycemic index. That means that if you are having difficulty with your blood sugar, organic cinnamon may help keep you in check. I am hypoglycemic and have sprinkled cinnamon on my morning grains for nearly a year and it

Monday, October 6, 2014

Grocery Store Wars

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

...there was an organic farm.  It was known only as a farm then, because there was no such thing as chemicals, genetically modified foods, and so on, that are currently

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Healing Hemorrhoids Organically

Shhh! No one wants to talk about the dreaded topic of the all too common hemorrhoid. I first learned about what these were from a friend when I was in the seventh grade. She swore me to secrecy that I never ever ever tell anyone that she had them. When I

Friday, July 25, 2014

Cancer is Curable NOW: A Review

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause as well as the prevention of disease."
-Thomas Edison

Saturday, July 19, 2014

A Food Revolution: Birke Baehr's Classroom

At fifteen years old, Birke Baehr, is already the published author of Birke on the Farm: The Story of a Boy's Search for Real Food.  He is also an international renowned speaker addressing the issue of sustainable food and agriculture.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Turmeric: The Anti-Inflammatory and More

If you have ever had swollen eyes, you know how irritating it can be, not only because it is painful, but because the eyes are the first thing everyone sees when they look at you. A friend of mine had allergies last year and her eyes were slightly red and swollen.  I

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A Food Revolution: Mark Bittman's Classroom

Cow farts.  That's what this guy talks about.  Sure, we can laugh about it—but, flatulence jokes aside, the methane produced from livestock is the second most leading contributor to the greenhouse effect. These gaseous emissions are leading to the catastrophic

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Healing Eczema Organically

When I was a child, people approached me constantly in order to tell me that my skin was flawless.  "It is like a porcelain doll," they said.  I smiled and demurely accepted the compliment, never alluding to the fact that they were sadly mistaken.  The truth was that

Friday, May 16, 2014

A Food Revolution: Robyn O'Brien's Classroom

The reason I am passionate about food advocacy is because I myself had a debilitating illness for nearly a year.  When I finally discovered that a food allergy to milk products was at the heart of causing my infirmity, I began to delve into discovering as much as I could

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Your Taxpayer Dollars Pays for GMOs

This morning, while perusing my Facebook news feed, I stumbled upon a photo that caught my attention. The words written across the image stated: "Fact: Our current agricultural system uses taxpayer money to subsidize the planting of GMOs, while

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Food Revolution: An Education by Jamie Oliver

"I profoundly believe that the power of food has a primal place in our homes.
It binds us to the best bits of life."
-Jamie Oliver

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day

In 1970, an annual event known as Earth Day became a national and later an international day of recognition of environmental issues for our planet. Held every April 22nd, it is obviously, a wonderful idea to bring awareness to the colossal issues that Mother Earth

Thursday, April 17, 2014

How Can We Eat Our Landscapes?

There is little doubt that our food situation is in crisis. However, one town in England has decided to actually do something about it. They have thrown out the idea of the perfectly coiffed genetically modified lawn and replaced it with edible vegetation strategically placed

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Feed the World...Organically!

Food for everyone!  Who wouldn’t want that?  Certainly, the companies that sell genetically modified foods and pesticides have gotten away with the enormous amount of damage they have caused on our planet by claiming that very thing.  They have said it

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Preparing for Springtime

Springtime is a metaphor for rebirth.  It represents the newness within us.  It is when we plant the seeds of our future, both literally and symbolically.  Keeping that in mind, I celebrated this week’s Spring Equinox by meandering around in my garden.  I practiced a walking meditation, allowing the bottoms of my feet to feel

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Link Between Diabetes and Soft Drinks

A compelling look at the correlation between Type 2 Diabetes 
and the ever prevalent soft drink...

Friday, September 20, 2013

Holy Mackerel

The other day I exuberantly expressed to whomever was listening a lighthearted, “Holy mackerel!”  What can I say, it amuses me to use corny words and phrases.  What I didn’t expect was for someone to respond by asking if I actually ate mackerel.  Without thinking,

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

There is a comic strip floating around Facebook that pops up from time to time.  Every time I see it, I immediately click the "like" button.  It shows a patient sitting in his doctor's office  complaining  of  an unknown  ailment.   Contradicting  a  traditional  diagnosis,  the

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Paper Problem

Recently, a friend of mine came over to my house and asked if I had a napkin that she might use so that she could finish eating her lunch. Naturally, I guided her to the proper drawer that she needed.  She gratefully opened it, but then was taken aback, because what she saw was a linen

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Growing Organic Basil

Mmm, the taste of fresh basil, just cut off from the plant, resting over a plate of your favorite pasta is something worth experiencing.  Its aromatic scent wafts to your nose, filling it with desire for your meal even before you begin eating.  Then you take a bite and