Thrive Market ROCKS!

Endorsement It’s rare that I endorse specific products. Readers of this blog know that my family and I are huge fans of Amazon and Amazon-Prime…for both pricing and quality. And that’s why I list the products that we use on an “Amazon Store,” down on the right-hand column of this blog. But we recently joined Thrive Market […]

More Natural Eczema Treatments

Baby Eczema: One Family’s Journey Guest Post by father of Nellie, Justin Chan  A huge shout-out and thanks to the Chan family for sharing their experience here! (Our recent Infographic on Ezcema Natural Treatments was generously shared by Justin) When our daughter, Nellie, started getting red patches on her arms and legs at around 6 months, […]

Asthma Video – 3D Animation

Asthma, and the associated chronic aero-digestive inflammatory disorders (ear infectins, rhinitis, sinusitis, etc), can be challenging to manage. However, in addition to the pharmaceutical treatments that your doctors may prescribe, you also may want to consider the non-medicine solutions: yoga, meditation, herbal remedies, even acupuncture. This asthma video explains the airway inflammation that occurs, and I review the non-drug remedies to control asthma.

How to Keep a Health Journal

How to Keep a Health Journal is key to successfully tracking down the causes (and cures) for your symptoms – whether headaches, allergies, food sensitivities, or other ailments.

What is Sinusitis and What to DO About it?

Questions to be answered in this post: what are the sinuses? what is sinusitis? who is at risk for complications of sinusitis? what are the complications of sinusitis? how do I read a sinus CT scan? what are the alternatives to another course of antibiotics for treating sinusitis? how can you detoxify your home? how can you clean your air at home? if surgery becomes necessary, what do I need to know? And much more! 2200-word Review.

Benefits of Manuka Honey Keep Growing

We are only recently discovering what ancient humans already knew: honey is a powerful antimicrobial! Recent research also suggests honey also has anti-cancer and anti-oxidant properties, too! Here is a review of the latest research from this year (2013).

Phthalates During Pregnancy: How To Reduce the Risks

Phthalates are endocrine disruptors: they are anti-androgens that affect the development of the male fetus. Here is a review on what phthalates are, what phthalates do during pregnancy, and how you can reduce your exposure during pregnancy, and at all times.

Colic Foods to Avoid While Breastfeeding

Review of the most common foods in mother’s diet to cause colic in breastfed baby: foods to avoid while breastfeeding. Regardless of the cause, tips to soothe the colicky baby are similar. And regardless of the cause, a recent study found that Probitotics, when compared to simethicone, relieved colic symptoms in 93% colicky babies compared to only 7%!!

Anti-Inflammatory Nutrients

Many chronic ailments are caused by inflammation. These include sinusitis, rhinitis, and asthma. These also include arthritis, allergies, gout, cardiovascular disease, even cancer and aging. We use drugs to reduce inflammation; drugs that have serious side effects. But did you know that there are natural nutrients with powerful anti-inflammatory properties? Here are NINE:

Eight Anti-Inflammatory Herbs and Spices

Spice up your life – and prolong it – by adding the following eight herbs and spices to your cuisine. These herbs & spices have proven, powerful anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Do you already have these in your cupboard? Find out …

Missing the Point on Organic Produce

The debate is about whether organic produce has more nutrition than produce grown with pesticides. This debate misses the point! It’s about not eating all those pesticides! The organophosphates that are neurotoxins. These toxins are linked to developmental delay, lower IQ, and behavior problems in our children (like ADHD). So, the question should be: are organic foods healthier? The answer is YES! Eat organic foods because they are healthy foods. If they are more nutritious, as some studies report, that’s just an added bonus.

Brain Foods Part 3

Virtually all processed foods are high in unhealthy fats. This is a guide to replacing those with healthy fats to keep your brain, and the rest of you, healthy. These fats also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. So, include these brain foods in your diet!