Why Does My Belly Seem Enlarged? Flat tummies are not directly related to weight, age, or doing massive sit-ups. In fact, if you crave a flat belly, you must first address your gut health. Poor gut health can cause unsightly belly swelling. Ironically, some cultures actually define a round belly as a symbol of wealth. […]
What is BQ? Calculate Your Beauty Quotient
When I was a teen, I found that I loved quizzes. Quizzes fulfilled my insatiable need for entertainment and brain engagement. So, now decades later, as an adult, I have developed three fun quizzes for my website—How Happy is Your Gut, Is Your Gut Bug-Free, and What is Your Beauty Quotient? And, those who take […]
Surviving Holiday Stress & Food Hangovers!
All I Want For Christmas Is to Feel Good–No More Holiday Food Hangovers The holidays are upon us, and they often bring unwelcome food hangovers! Who can resist the temptation of gingerbread cookies from the bake sale, or fresh donuts at the office Christmas party, or an extra glass of wine when out with friends? […]
Five Secrets of Anti-Aging
Anti-Aging & Cleansing for Energy If you are one day older today than yesterday, congratulations. You are still alive! However, the real question for those seeking anti-aging is–do you look and feel strong, healthy and beautiful as you begin to move past your 40’s? What does “anti-aging” mean to you? To me, “anti-aging” means being […]
The Stress-Busting Power of Ashwagandha
How Do You Pronounce Ashwagandha? Ash-wa-gand-ha. Ashwagandha. Are you put off by ancient Indian herbs with long names? Do you imagine they are solely the elixirs belonging to the yogis and tantric masters? If so, you are not alone. My main intention here is to de-mystify these herbs with long names because they can add […]
Kick the Sugar Blues with the Power of Green Adaptogen!
Green Adaptogen Means Green Powered Energy! What is green adaptogen? Well, let me tell you about my search for green super power. Some search for antiques, buried treasure, or gold. However, I search for herbal creations that promise to blast me with energy like a rocket. Therefore, around four in the afternoon, when my mind […]
Let’s Reinvent Comfort Foods!
Healthy Treats that Satisfy It is winter. We are all bundled up in sweaters, downing cups of tea. And, we Santa Barbarans are holding an immense amount of stress due to two recent disasters–fires and floods. Comfort foods, anyone?! What is your favorite comfort food from childhood? My grandma used to whip up a mouth-watering […]
Try Colonics to Look & Feel Great for the Holidays!
Your New Year’s Resolutions Can Include Colonics! Who does not want to look and feel beautiful for the holidays? We dream of sliding into our jeans and slipping on pretty dresses and feeling confident. We want to enjoy a few treats here and there, but not gain ten pounds gorging on chips and dip. But […]
How to Heal Bladder or Yeast Infections Naturally
Six Natural Ways to Heal Bladder or Yeast Infections! Yeast infections and bladder infections. No one wants to talk about them. Once they become infected with one, it becomes a primary topic of conversation. Anyone who has experienced these, know they are painful, inconvenient, and distracting. Left untreated, bladder infections can lead to kidney infections. Yeast infections […]
Mojo Minerals for Motivating Summer Love
No Zinc Supplements, No Mojo! You may be thinking, “When I was younger, I didn’t need zinc supplements to feel in the mood!” And you would be right. This is because youth hormones can atone for most vitamin and mineral deficiencies. But not for long. I see teenage girls who struggle with painful menstrual periods, and […]
Food Combining for Gut Health & Weight Loss
With Good Food Combining–No More Antacid Tablets! It is true. You can loose weight by using proper food combining! Do you burp, belch and lament your bloated belly? Are you frustrated over that ten pounds that will not come off? Are you exhausted an hour after you eat? Food combining may be your magic bullet. […]
Teen Nutrition for Nerves, Brains & Bodies
Teen Nutrition: How to Feed a Teen a Healthy Diet Are you concerned about teen nutrition? Does your teen run out the door without breakfast? Do they gulp down energy drinks for “snacks” and eat pizza for dinner? And are you exhausted from begging, pleading, and scolding them to sit down and eat some real […]
Every Gut Needs This! 74% Americans Are Iodine Deficient
Are You Iodine Deficient? Who is iodine deficient? Studies show that three-quarters of Americans are iodine deficient. Iodine is a trace mineral, by law, added to salt to protect citizens from becoming iodine deficient. That may have backfired because later, Americans were warned that too much sodium could cause heart disease. So they avoided table salt like […]