Thoughts on the Remarkable Vivian Rice

Wild Rice: The Biography of Vivian Lillie Rice tells the remarkable story of a woman who has led a remarkable life, both personally and professionally. Overcoming an itinerant childhood that instilled in her a fierce independence from a young age, Vivian went on to become a mother, a teacher, and a licensed practical nurse. Questioning […]

Balancing the Acid & Alkaline pH:
Things You May Not Know, but Should!

Possibly one of the most searched for health topics in 2020 was how to transition to a mostly alkaline diet due to its supposed health benefits. Perhaps even more interesting is that we are spending millions of dollars buying alkaline water. Recently, a close friend of mine asked me what I knew about drinking alkaline […]

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

According to the CDC, 34.2 million people in the United States have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This amounts to 10.5 percent of the population. Moreover, the Diabetes Research Institute estimates than an additional 7 percent have undiagnosed diabetes or prediabetes. As far back as the 1950s, Dr. Royal Lee predicted that diabetes would […]

Soup Is Hot!

The ultimate comfort food, soup is in the news! Whether it’s an old favorite that’s been around for years, a familiar soup with a new twist, or a beloved classic from grandmother’s kitchen, we love them all. On the home front, as we’ve been overusing our kitchens for the last ten months, soup has enjoyed […]

Time to Upgrade Your Heart Health Knowledge

It’s that time of year again, my friends—American Heart Month. If you’re interested in keeping your heart healthy all year long, this is a good reminder in case you’ve slacked off since last February. After all, a whole lot happened in the world in 2020 that may have thrown you off your self-health game. Let’s […]

Stacking the Zzzs:
My Favorite “Sleep Better” Suggestions

With all of the chaos of the past year, one of the most frequently asked questions I received came from highly stressed individuals who simply couldn’t fall into a deep sleep—or even if they could, they’d still wake back up in those awful early-morning hours and never fall back into the sweet snoozing state I […]

3 Fast and Healthy Seafood Salads

If you’re craving salad and want a truly healthy option, look to seafood. A major source of protein, nutrients, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids, fish is a healthy choice for most people. Not to mention, it’s a great way to add a little pizzazz to your salad. I recently moved to an area that’s close […]

Intelligence Test to Detect How Much You Have Been Brainwashed

Introduction by Stephanie Anderson One of the many things I love about America is our can-do spirt. No matter what obstacles we face, innovative and creative people find solutions to overcome them. We got vacuum cleaners out of this mother of invention. And cars. And baby monitors. Come on, we’re awesome, and we never give […]

Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hypothyroidism (low thyroid) will affect 12 percent of the U.S. population in their lifetime, according to the American Thyroid Association. When the thyroid doesn’t create and release enough hormones into the bloodstream, the metabolism slows down. This causes a variety of symptoms, including tiredness, weight gain, intolerance to cold, anxiety, depression, and high cholesterol. If […]

Refresh Your Smelly Wardrobe:
The Dangers That Lurk in Your Closet!

For the most part, by this time of year most of us are tired of our stuffy winter clothes. Maybe this is why Adam and Eve were naked in paradise (smile). Yes, that might be going a little too far, but I for one am ready to switch into my lighter, more colorful jackets and […]

Know Your Pets’ Lumps and Bumps

As our pets age, it’s common to start finding some lumps and bumps. Although they can be genuinely concerning, most lumps and bumps are often benign. But how can you tell if you should be concerned or not? The first thing I’d recommend is setting up an appointment with your veterinarian. Never try to identify […]

Laugh More:
A Winning New Year’s Resolution

About now, you’re probably asking what the heck is there to laugh about. We’ve been in lockdown for the better part of a year, many small businesses have been forced to close, and millions of people don’t have enough money to pay for even basic necessities. Suicide rates are at an all-time high, schools are […]

Expressive Facial Muscles

You can learn a lot about faces and what they project by watching actors and politicians on TV. In a profile shot, Tom Cruise will often tense up his jaw muscles when he wants to show stern determination. And when politicians want to show they’re really serious about something, they will often tense up their […]