September is National Menopause Awareness Month, and the Women’s OBGYN Medical Group of Santa Rosa, CA wants every woman to celebrate her body—not suffer through the symptoms. Click here to discover five healthy ways women can manage their menopause.
National Menopause Awareness Month: Finding Complimentary Therapies and Alternative Solutions
Should You Dump Gluten? How Going Gluten Free Can Unlock Weight Loss, Energy, and Longevity
What do Dunkin’ Donuts, Domino’s Pizza and Subway all have in common?
Besides being fast-food chains, they’re among many large companies that have rolled out gluten-free food options in the last few years. You’re probably used to seeing the “special diet” section in Whole Foods, or even your local chain grocery store, but when corporate giants start paying attention to specific dietary trends, you can bet they are more than just a passing fad.
You Are Good Enough
“Sherly, I got the part!” my client, Mary (not her real name), exclaimed on the phone, as she excitedly recounted the result of her audition for the pilot of a new show. I could almost see the tears of joy in her eyes.
These tears were quite different from the tears of frustration she shed only a few weeks earlier while lamenting her “dying career” and how she was a “failure” and hated her life.
Have it All When Growing Small
Itty bitty backyard? No problem! Discover how even a small garden can offer big rewards.
Plank grilling has been an American cooking staple for hundreds of years. Check out our tips and recipes that are sure to be a hit at your next barbeque.
Guest BloggerDetox Tip #1: Start Green Have you noticed that green vegetables and fruits are the only recommendation that makes it into every diet book? Spinach, kale, arugula, and chard are rich in indole-3-carbinole, which is a natural detoxifier that controls how you regulate estrogen. Both men and women are at risk of estrogen pollution (fake estrogens from the environment – more on that in a future class!), and these hard-working greens help to tip the balance in favor of taking out the bad estrogens before they cause symptoms of estrogen dominance – including breast tenderness, cancer, moodiness, and weight gain. Other yummy greenies...
Naturally HealthyThis past week media, both mainstream and social has been focusing on the death of Robin Williams. The morbid side of our curiosity seeks out to find all of the details of this tragic event. We scour the web looking for details, but why? Robin Williams was one of the most talented entertainers that our current generations had the opportunity to embrace. The first time I remember seeing him was when he appeared in a guest appearance on Happy Days. From there he went on to his own sitcom, several successful movies and a career that entertained us for over forty years. Those in the entertainment industry live a very...
Sam I AmSo, I’ve been on a bit of an ancient medicine binge lately. Most recently, my body has begun to harness the greatness that is apple cider vinegar (ACV). Before I started with Natural Solutions, I had never really considered drinking vinegar for health reasons, but after listening to testimonials and doing my research, I decided, what the heck? I’ll give it a try. At the end of this week, I’ll have been drinking about two to three tablespoons of ACV mixed with eight ounces of water every day for the past four weeks. Since then, I’ve noticed changes in my energy levels, the way my skin looks and feels, digestion, and...
The Natural SuiteLast week, I shared my initial reactions to the non-dairy diet experience I’ve undertaken with my co-editor, Samantha. It’s been another dairy-free week, and I’m still feeling fabulous—my body, skin, and hair all seem to be in sync. And, I must confess: I don’t miss cheese as much as I thought I would. Because I was used to eating a lot of yogurt (Greek-style, usually with granola or fresh fruit), I never thought twice about introducing additional probiotics into my system. The term “probiotic” is somewhat of a buzzword these days, and the foods that contain them are becoming increasingly popular....
Between filming her latest movie—the psychological thriller “Havenhurst,” set to be released later this year—and basking in the second-season glow of Syfy’s futuristic television series “Defiance,” 42-year-old Julie Benz has been doing everything but slowing down. How does she keep it up? The former “Desperate Housewives” and “Dexter” cast member credits her own combination of food and fitness.
Julie took a break from her busy...
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I currently take medicine for my high blood pressure, but I would like to discontinue the drugs because of the negative side effects—for example, my current...