Inflammation, our worst enemy

Inflammation: “Reduce inflammation to treat the root of many issues. If your gut isn’t working right it can cause so many other issues.” ~ Jay Woodman I recently found out that Bob Nielsen, a dear professor from my undergraduate years, and part of the reason I started this blog, passed away. He had struggled withContinue reading “Inflammation, our worst enemy”

Beauty: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues

Interestingly, this Earth Day’s post is about beauty. Take a look around. Beauty is everywhere – in trees, in dirt, in animals, in the sky, and in reflections in the water. It can sometimes be easy to overlook natural beauty when we are caught up in the stresses of everyday life. Leaves on the treesContinue reading “Beauty: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues”

Inflammation, our worst enemy

I recently found out that Bob Nielsen, a dear professor from my undergraduate years, and part of the reason I started this blog, passed away. He had struggled with prostate cancer for years, as well as diabetes. I remember watching as he checked his sugar during our independent study session that followed the lunch hour.Continue reading “Inflammation, our worst enemy”

Ah, Peppermint: What you do for me.

    Ah, peppermint. Where do I start? You might have a love relationship with peppermint if you put it in some water to boost digestive health and relieve gas symptoms. You might have a love relationship with peppermint if you rub it into your temples when you have a headache, or onto the backContinue reading “Ah, Peppermint: What you do for me.”

“Oh, my stomach…”

Oh, my stomach….. What did you eat last night at that unfamiliar restaurant that caused you so much discomfort the whole night through? Not sure? I’ve been there too.  Traveling in new places and dining out can expose your system to unforgiving foods, or just ways those foods are prepared cause tummy issues. It’s essentialContinue reading ““Oh, my stomach…””

Mosquito kamikaze repellent

If you’re susceptible to Mosquito bites, the first thing you might grab is some commercial product. Please don’t. Each claims it does not contain harmful chemicals, such as Deet, and is just as effective against pests, but it feels oily or sticky. Now, of course, you could wear long pants with socks and longer sleevedContinue reading “Mosquito kamikaze repellent”