Deck Your Health with Pomegranate

You might be most familiar with pomegranates and their ornamental role in the American holiday season.  The pomegranate, also known as fruit of paradise in Arabic and Hebrew, has been revered by cultures for many a millennium.  The pomegranate has often been depicted in ancient art and literature and is a holy symbol in Judaism,… Read More »

Quality mastication leads to good health.

Good mastication skills are required for optimal health.  Mastication is the act of chewing, as in your food…the very beginning of digestion and an essential (seemingly lost) art. Good mastication stimulates salivation.  Saliva mixes with food and forms a bolus making the journey down the esophagus a slippery and smooth ride.  Saliva also contains the… Read More »

Chicken soup, nature’s NyQuil

Chicken soup contains immune system boosting properties.  As an anti-inflammatory, chicken soup can sooth sore throats and ease the misery of colds and the flu. Include chicken bones when making the broth for added minerals and nutrients.  What a tasty source of calcium! Traditional cultures add the chicken feet when creating the healthiest, best tasting broths.  

Get your Cleopatra bath on

There is no need to spend a lot of money on expensive bubble concoctions, salts or scrubs.  My best bath ever involves real unprocessed food items! I add 1 cup or more of milk to the running bath water.  I use real unprocessed milk (a.k.a raw milk).  I have not tried pasteurized milk, so if… Read More »

You Give Me Fever!

I am not referring to the Madonna cover song but rather one of the immune system’s fascinating methods of killing foreign invaders;  The Fever.  As you all know a fever is an elevated body temperature.  It is also an indication that something strange is brewing in your body and usually a sign that your immune… Read More »

Weedin’ out

Picture this, Guilford, NY, July 1, 2013…my two-year-post-baby-body was a size six with a hefty muffin top.  Due to circumstance (my family moved in with my mother as part of our financial wellness program with the intent to raise a house next Spring) I found myself weeding the garden several times a week, sometimes for hours… Read More »