The Health Benefits of Clove

The Health Benefits of Clove

Some of my favorite things about the holidays are the evocative smells. Just close your eyes and think about holiday cooking or gatherings, and you can almost smell that delicious aroma! Recently I wrote about cinnamon. I love the smell that lingers around the house...
How Healthy Was the Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving?

How Healthy Was the Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving?

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches here in the US, I thought it might be fun to take a look at what historians believe the pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native Americans ate on their first Thanksgiving in 1621. You might be surprised, no matter what pictures like...
It’s Flu Season – Is Your Immune System Ready?

It’s Flu Season – Is Your Immune System Ready?

As temperatures start to drop and the kids are back in school, it won’t be long until the start of the dreaded flu and cold season. Patients often come to me this time of year when they have already become ill and want to know some holistic things that they can do to...
The Cozy Comforts and Blood Sugar Benefits of Cinnamon

The Cozy Comforts and Blood Sugar Benefits of Cinnamon

With the fall season finally upon us, many of you will soon be snuggling up in front of a fire and sipping the warming comforts of your favorite tea. This time of year I especially love the smell and taste of cinnamon. I use cinnamon in hot and cold drinks, as well as...
Be Thankful – Gratitude is a Health Topic

Be Thankful – Gratitude is a Health Topic

From time to time I’ll notice fun things on my calendar, like World Gratitude Day, or people starting Gratitude Challenges. The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness, depending on the context. In...
Celebrate “Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day”!

Celebrate “Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day”!

OK, so don’t think that I have lost my mind writing about teddy bears! I haven’t – at least not that I am aware of! It is just that I thought that recognizing, “Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day” was a good reminder to all of us to incorporate FUN into our daily...
Practitioner Corner: Childhood Obesity Needs to Stop!

Practitioner Corner: Childhood Obesity Needs to Stop!

I noticed the other day that September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.  While it is now October, I thought it would still be good to bring this to your attention, especially with Hallowe’en just around the corner. Childhood obesity is an epidemic....
Practitioner Corner: Why You Should Eat 100% Organic

Practitioner Corner: Why You Should Eat 100% Organic

Everywhere you go these days you hear people talking about the benefits of eating organic. I am sometimes surprised, however, by what people think that truly means. I was at a restaurant the other day in an unfamiliar town. When I asked if they served organic food...
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