along with the warmer days, the sunshine, flowers popping up and the grass turning green; the other thing that comes around this time of year is those pesky allergies. “an allergy is a heightened sensitivity to a foreign substance (called an allergen) that causes the body’s defense system (the immune system) to overreact when defending […]
cold turkey: day three
or: how to quit nicotine in four (easy) days. (posting this a day late–work got in the way…..) teamwork. by now you’re experiencing the worst of the symptoms, and believe me….they’re ending soon…. it’s important now to keep doing the things mentioned in day one and day two as far as drinking fluids, eating healthy foods, […]
cold turkey: day two.
or: how to quit nicotine in four (easy) days. day two is much like day one, only with a peak in the symptoms. continue with lots of fluids (remember, this is how the nicotine leaves the body. and the sooner we get that unwanted guest out, the better) healthy breakfast: 16 ounces water + 8 drops […]
cold turkey: day one.
or: how to quit nicotine in four (easy) days. this guy. smoker for over ten years. has tried repeatedly to break the habit, and failed each time. each time he has relied on using a nicotine replacement patch to ‘ease’ symptoms, but didn’t do much else. this time, with a whole new mental attitude in place, […]
magic potion. (ok, lotion)
winter is especially hard this year (we say every year?) I think it’s part of getting old, the toll that the cold weather takes on your body and skin. I have a simple, I mean completely MAGICAL remedy for even the driest-of-dry chapped skin, and the great thing is that the components of it will support healing […]
let’s talk about ginger.
I’m sitting here sipping a delicious cup of tea/bourbon/ginger infused simple syrup, (mainly because I was feeling the tinge of a cold starting, but also because I had made a jar of the syrup last night and needed a good excuse to use it) when I started thinking about how often I turn to ginger for […]
I’ve been benefiting greatly from the use of essential oils lately, and sharing them with my friends and family to help them has become one of the best benefits. from helping my little nephew find a solution to his tummy aches, to the awesome sight of my brother in law inhaling peppermint oil for the […]
Renting often means ugh, seriously? and in this case, it was a lot of. well, “OK let me just go ahead and clean that mysterious weird splattering on the wall because apparently you were in too big of a hurry moving two floors up (and now you have to see me EVERY DAY) to […]
using oils; where to start?
I recently received my second package of doTERRA essential oils in the mail, and after opening them all, inhaling them all….I wondered, now what? it can be overwhelming, this new approach to health. do I drop them in my mouth? do I sniff them? sprinkle them around the room? where’s the instruction manual? so I […]
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