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Made in America!!!

It’s a few days after Independence Day and I must admit that I am proud to be a flag waiver.  I beam with pride when I meet soldiers or see footage of those who fought for this country over the years.  My favorite bumper sticker is the one that shows a picture of the American flag with the saying, “These Colors Don’t Run”.  My lullabies to my young children were The Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America – no I am not joking.  Yes, I believe that, while not perfect, America is the greatest country o

A Berry Good Choice

Time and again, berries have shown to be some of the healthiest foods on earth.  They are on everyone’s “super foods” list for their anti-aging properties, their antioxidant content and their immune boosting qualities.  They are known for their ability to fight/reverse disease.  For those reasons they are one of my favorite kinds of foods to recommend. 


Quick and Simple Steps To Better Health

You can’t escape the constant barrage of health recommendations communicated to the public.  Often the advice is filled with complicated and short-term strategies that do more to confuse you than to help you.  Personally I think the solution is much simpler.  So below are a few easy concepts to help you lead a healthier lifestyle.  Don’t over think it…keeping it simple is the key.

Understanding Allergies

It’s that time of year again when the flowers are budding, pollen is in the air and allergies are starting to take their toll on the daily lives of countless individuals.  Itchy, red and watery eyes, congestion and runny nose, skin rashes and even difficulty breathing (asthma) are some of the symptoms.  It seems as though years ago allergies were rare.  There were a few people who had seasonal allergies and every-now-and-again you met someone with asthma or a peanut allergy.  However, we currently see an unbelievable number of people – including children &nda

Homeopathic Tips for Colds and Flus

In addition to frigid temperatures and several feet of snow, it seems as if colds and flus have been especially prevalent this winter.  Traditional treatments, including doctor visits and both over-the-counter and prescription medications can be helpful and in some cases absolutely necessary.  However, in many cases it is possible to avoid those treatments using the homeopathic remedies below.


Hitting Your Health Reset Button…Once and For All - January, 2015

Come January, 45 million of Americans will make a renewed commitment to their health.  They hit the proverbial “reset button” and throw out their old unhealthy habits and usher in some new healthy habits.  Health club memberships are a palpable sign of this phenomenon as are the numerous books, articles and videos promoting this year’s health craze.  Unfortunately, the reality is that almost all of these people, for a variety of reasons, fail to accomplish their goals.  So let’s raise a glass (of water…ok some club soda with lime if you mus

Healthy Holidays - December, 2014

It’s that time of year again when we take time to give thanks and appreciate all of the blessings that have come our way over the last year.  For most, it is a wonderful time of year with long-standing traditions and wonderful celebrations.  However, the holiday is not without its challenges.  For some, it can be a stressful and busy time of year because of year-end business commitments and/or financial pressures.  For those that may have less-than-ideal relationships with other members of their immediate or distant family, it can be an anxious time of year.