Tag Archives: holistic nutrition

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 […]

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 […]

Closing Out the Year (and How to Be Worry-Free Next Year)

Are you someone who can honestly say that you never worry about anything? If you are, then you’re one in million—though I doubt that you never give way to the “worry trap.” According to many scientific reports that can easily be found online, worry ages us faster than almost anything else. It can also produce […]

Fermented Clown’s Treacle:
A Delicious and Potent Year-Round Remedy

“Clown’s treacle.” Surely you’ve heard of it? If not, it’s still likely that you have some in your kitchen right now. According to The Spice and Herb Bible by Ian Hemphill, clown’s treacle (also called “poor man’s treacle”) are both old-time names for garlic. Treacle was first used in the 14th century as an antidote […]

Hypertension/High Blood Pressure:
A Balanced Approach

High blood pressure (HBP) has three primary causes, yes we must keep in mind that any one or two of these factors, or even all three at once, can be the area of concern. Let’s review each of these primary causes, and I’ll discuss how changing certain harmful habits and taking some recommended supplements can […]

Cook Your Way to Wellness:
Making Your Own Probiotics Is Easy Peasy

It seems like an eternity since I first embarked on the biggest kitchen adventure of my life—making my own probiotic-rich foods. Though they are profoundly healthy, probiotics—microorganisms that help maintain or restore beneficial bacteria in our digestive tract—seemed like they would take too much time, too much money, and be too difficult to make on […]

9 Great Ideas for Kids’ School Lunches

Dealing with kids’ food, especially pre-schoolers, can be overwhelming. Whatever you think is healthy is not necessarily what their taste buds want. As a stay at home dad, I have lots of questions about parenting. So I started my own blog! Parental Questions is a great resource for parents. But my biggest worry is whether […]

Surviving the Pandemic in Holistic Style:
Beef Up Your Body and Health at Home

The coronavirus outbreak caught us all off guard. No one was prepared for what 2020 had in store for us, including how it’s affected not only our work but also our lifestyle and diet. With the lockdowns happening all over the world, poverty and malnutrition are simultaneously on the rise. I decided I would use […]

Practitioners’ Adjuvant Nutritional Protocols:
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

Osteoporosis is a condition where bones, especially the spine, hips and wrists, become weak and brittle. Osteopenia marks the first stage of bone density loss, when they begin losing “mass” (or thickness) and break down. This condition results when resorption of bone becomes greater than the production (new creation) of bone. Osteoporosis is more common […]

Exercise and Diet vs. Chronic Disease

“The evidence is overwhelming that physical activity and diet can reduce the risk of developing numerous chronic diseases…and in many cases, in fact, reverse existing disease.” This quote is from an amazing 2005 article published in the Journal of Applied Physiology titled “Effects of Exercise and Diet on Chronic Disease.” In it, authors Christian Roberts […]

Your Spine, Your Emotions:
Why Emotions Have Everything to Do with Your Spine

It is unfortunate that the average person knows very little about the intricate makeup of the spinal column and the vertebra. But if you incur a spinal injury, it can impact your health in many ways. Paralysis, numbness, and severe pain are just the tip of iceberg. Oh, and you can even die or be […]

Varicose Veins and Hemorrhoid Hassles:
How to Naturally End the Annoyance

As a semiretired health practitioner, I was recently able to give one of my close friends the name of a symptom-relieving supplement that could ease the discomfort of her annoying varicose veins—a condition that started after the birth of her third child and got worse with each consecutive pregnancy. (While my friend was grateful for […]

Lifelong Learners Live Better

When something comes up in my world, I rarely think, Okay, so this is happening now. Let’s see what happens next. Nope, I want to know more. I want to have an idea of what to expect and try to outsmart it, if only a little bit. Of course, many things in life cannot be […]

You Are Using Nutritional Healing—Even If You Don’t Know It!

The hardest thing about being an alternative healthcare provider isn’t that the natural methods in use for thousands of years have been replaced by drugs and surgery—although that is definitely a bitter pill to swallow (pun intended). No, the hardest part is when people tell us with complete sincerity and certainty, “I don’t believe in […]

Fight Indoor Air Pollution with Nutrition

Whether we like it or not, most of us have been spending more time indoors lately. So it seems like the perfect occasion to consider the air inside your home—is it healthy, or could it use a little help? Indoor air quality can be impacted by a variety of dangers. Some of these we bring […]