Have you been diagnosed with an “itis” ? Tendonitis, bronchitis, arthritis, colitis, gingivitis…


If you have been diagnosed with an ailment, either acute or chronic, whose name ends with“itis”, it is inflammation. Examples include bronchitis, meningitis, arthritis, tendonitis, colitis, gingivitis, laryngitis, (and the list goes on and on and on). Follow the doctor’s orders, … Continue Reading…


We are hosting Fashion Flash

Fashion Flash

Spring ahead with us as we host this edition of Fashion Flash! Check out this esteemed group of women over forty. Get their opinions, advice, and recommendations on fashion, food, fitness and beauty! Continue Reading…

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Edie’s Lentil Soup Recipe

Lentil Soup Swiss Chard

This lentil soup recipe was formulated by my mom, Edie. She has inspired me and my cooking in so many ways!!! Growing up, we never ate out. My mom worked full time and always had a six course meal on … Continue Reading…


Lanolin and a ‘Scents of Wellbeing’ Lotion Giveaway


I was intrigued when I found out that Scents of Wellbeing lotions use lanolin as a main ingredient. In recent years with the increased popularity of vitamin D, I have been aware of lanolin, because it is the most common raw … Continue Reading…


Guest Post: Get Hair Volume Naturally

hair volume

There’s nothing worse than hair that just lays flat. No matter what you do, or how much product you put into it, you just can’t get that bouncy volume that everyone looks for. The good news is that it doesn’t … Continue Reading…


Spirulina and Chlorella


Spirulina is a multi-celled blue-green algae that grows in semi-salty (brackish) waters. It is considered the single most nutrient-dense and nutritionally balanced of all plants on earth. It is easy to digest, due to its thin cell wall. Chlorella is … Continue Reading…


6 Big Reasons to Appreciate Aloe

Aloe Plant

As you read through these bullet points keep in mind that most of them could apply to conditions inside and outside of the body! Aloe can be used directly from the plant, or purchased as juice and gels. Always make … Continue Reading…


Chicken Cassoulet with aromatic herbs Rosemary and Thyme. Boost brain power while you cook!

Chicken Cassoulet

Not all of our readers eat strictly a vegan or vegetarian diet. We have paleo followers, as well as “normal” families just trying to eat a cleaner, more wholesome diet. No matter what types of food you consume, spend the … Continue Reading…

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Is there a magic pill or fountain of youth? Our opinion on Supplements, Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs.

magic pill

Is there a magic pill or fountain of youth? We think the answer is yes and no. Typically people settle for sub-par energy and vitality over long periods of time. When they realize they don’t feel great, then they look … Continue Reading…


The Calcium and Magnesium Balance. Is your mineral intake stacked in your favor?

Calcium Magnesium Balance

Everything in life is about balance. When we only get one side of the story, we become out of balance and suffer the consequences. This holds true as we look at the relationship between calcium and magnesium. We have been so … Continue Reading…


Vegan Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

This vegan butternut squash soup recipe focuses more on the squash and less on broth and other ingredients compared to the butternut squash and carrot or the mushroom with carrot and butternut squash soup recipes we have posted in the past. This recipe … Continue Reading…


7 Things that can destroy the healthy levels of friendly bacteria in your body.

The more friendly bacteria you have in your body, the happier and healthier you will be! These 7 items are also 7 reasons (in no particular order) you may want to take a probiotic supplement. Do any of these apply … Continue Reading…


Massage and the Common Cold

Massage and the Common Cold

Should I keep my massage appointment even though I have a cold right now? This question has been asked recently by a few of my clients about getting massages while having a bout with the common cold, especially since this … Continue Reading…


Tabouli Salad. A great way to get a good dose of Parsley. Lots of chlorophyll, vitamin K, and iron.

Tabouli Salad

I love Tabouli salad! Especially the traditional Lebanese preparation. It has so much delicious parsley, and so many wonderful health benefits! If you are looking for more ways to get greens into your diet, this is a very delicious way … Continue Reading…


How Supplements Measure Up. The basic difference between IU and MG

IU and MG

Beta Carotene, and vitamins A, D, and E are all supplements measured in IUs, or international units. MG stands for milligram, as we learned in a previous post. Although most people working in a health food store will know what you … Continue Reading…