Category Archives: Guest Bloggers

6 Exercises for Rebuilding Your Core After Pregnancy

Oh, the days of joy have arrived—you’re back home with your little cutie pie. First of all, congrats! Now that you’ve heard yet another “congratulations,” it’s time to take a look at your wellness situation. And it’s probably safe to say that things have changed a bit, especially around your belly area. Don’t sweat it. […]

10 Therapeutic Uses of Honey in Ayurveda

Honey has been valued by humanity since ancient times, as cave paintings from as far back as 8,000 years ago show. Today, we still consume this byproduct of flower nectar and the aerodigestive tract of honey bees not only for its sweet taste but also its therapeutic properties—just as many ancient civilizations did before us, […]

Natural Methods for Treating Chronic Pain

At the tail end of August 2009, a mysterious pain bloomed in my stomach—and changed my life forever. For over a year, I endured what seemed like endless tests, procedures, and surgeries, not to mention mind-numbing pain, and still found no relief. My surgeons and gastroenterologist had no idea what was causing the pain, so […]

Weight Loss:
The Medical Dilemma

As a healthcare provider in the United States, I’ve learned that weight is a serious issue for many of my patients. If a new client schedules an appointment with me, I know there’s a roughly 70 percent chance that they will be overweight. And they will likely be dealing with other health concerns, especially inflammatory […]

Hemp Oil Complex for You and Your Best Friend:
Powerful Nutritional Support for the Challenges of Modern Life

Hemp oil, CBD oil, and cannabis are some of the buzz words we’re hearing in conversations about our health these days. People are talking about the benefits of these products—not just for them but also their dogs. These benefits include everything from better sleep and less pain to a more positive mood, increased calm, and less […]

The Benefits of Olive Leaf Extract for Herpes

Individuals who suffer from oral or genital herpes deal with the ever-present possibility of painful outbreaks and sometimes find it stressful to seek treatment. Thankfully, there may be an alternative form of therapy that does not require a prescription—olive leaf extract. Hailed as an all-natural remedy for herpes, olive leaf extract has received support from […]

My Entrepreneurial Voyage in the Organic CBD Industry

My name is Joy, and I’m the founder of Joy Organics, a startup selling a broad line of organic CBD products. Let me begin by saying that I had no dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Rather, it was a matter of chance and circumstance. Of course, now that I am one, I love it and […]

Top 6 Keto Post Workout Foods to Help You Build Muscle

The ketogenic diet is all about keeping those carbs limited. For the diet to work, your carb intake must be extremely low. That said, what you eat plays a major role in the quality of your life. If you don’t include the right ingredients in your meals, you might be cutting yourself short—both physically and […]

To Sell or to Teach? The Purpose of a Health Practitioner

Throughout my journey from Indiana farm boy to Doctor of Chiropractic, my undying love for nutrition and biochemistry has deepened with each passing year. And with it, so too has my appreciation of the true genius of Dr. Royal Lee. Most of my colleagues know Royal Lee as the founder of the whole-food supplement company […]

15 Ways CBD Oil Can Rejuvenate Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

Among health, wellness, and medical communities, CBD (cannabidiol) is in the limelight these days—and deservedly so. For openers, in mid-2018 the FDA approved Epidiolex, a CBD-based oral solution that treats seizures associated with two rare forms of pediatric epilepsy. This is the first time the FDA has approved a drug containing an active ingredient derived […]

5 Tips for Eating (and Enjoying) Healthy Food

Though we all want to eat healthy, we can’t get there unless we know what healthy food is. Non-healthy foods are refined and processed, made with unhealthy forms of fats and sugars and non-food chemical ingredients. If this is the kind of food that you habitually eat, you probably crave it—and it’s hard to give […]

The CSA and the Fickle Consumer- Part 2

Reprinted with permission from author, Rebecca Thistelthwaite, and LocalHarvest. Last month I wrote about how many CSA farms and other direct-to-consumer farms are struggling with the increasingly fickle consumer and the growing competition of online food sales. Taking our plethora of diverse food choices for granted has become the norm. No matter how many times you may suggest […]

Health-Boosting New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

There’s something very promising and positive about New Year’s resolutions, those goals we make for ourselves and for our loved ones. We do our best to keep them, even though we often don’t succeed. Here are some common resolutions we make to improve our health, along with some tips for accomplishing them. Keep a Journal […]

The Keto Diet for Diabetes: Does It Work?

Here’s the straightforward answer: the keto diet can help manage diabetes by helping to normalize uncontrolled blood sugar levels through reduced carbohydrate intake. But how does keto work? What is the correlation between a low carb diet and regulated blood sugar? In this blog post, I’ll simplify things for you. By the end, you’ll learn: […]

5 Health-Boosting Spices You Should Stock in Your Pantry

In the battle to find a healthy balance between eating food that’s good for you and food that tastes great, you have a secret weapon: your spice rack. To avoid the temptation of foods loaded with sugars, salt, and/or fats, a well-stocked spice rack and kitchen pantry can give you a serious advantage. Why is […]

Are You a Vitalist or a Mechanist? Find Out Here!

Among the sweeping range of health and nutrition resources you’ll find at Selene Rive Press—including the hundreds of free articles the SRP Historical Archives—a common theme ties everything together. But this theme is not as simple as the broad, poorly defined concepts of “nutrition” or “health.” For example, ask any group of people how they […]

Food Allergies and Sensitivities: Homeopathy to the Rescue!

I don’t take it for granted that everyone has an understanding of homeopathy, so let’s start at the beginning. Homeopathy is the practice of compounding small doses of natural substances from plant, animal, or mineral sources into remedies. A fundamental tenet of homeopathy is the “Law of Similars,” meaning a substance that creates a particular […]

Turmeric Flatbread: A Delicious Way to Get Turmeric into Your Diet

Turmeric—especially its yellow pigment, curcumin—has become a popular supplement in recent years, and for good reason. Rarely does an herb exert its health benefits so broadly and effectively throughout the whole body. If you’re looking for general preventative and health maintenance strategies, or if you have specialized health concerns, I recommend it daily. The clinical […]

6 Healthy Eating Tips for Beginners

Where do I even begin? This is the first question that anyone starting their path to healthy eating must answer—including myself. Learning how to eat healthy can be intimidating when you’re just beginning. I grew up as one of eight children, which meant my parents were more focused on providing enough food rather than the […]

Honey Pear Health Bread

In 1971, my mother, Christie Whaley (then Phillips) was an artist just getting her feet underneath her a few years out of college: a new wife, newly arrived in New York City after a lifetime in the Southern states, newly initiated into hippie counter-culture and anti-war activism. As an artist, she was still experimenting with […]