Toxic Pesticides and Strawberries

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has for another year provided us with valuable information in their 2016 Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce Report regarding the safety of our fruits and vegetables. Strawberries unfortunately made the top of their Dirty Dozen list this year.

Five Years Paleo – 10 Lessons Learned

Source: Five Years Paleo – 10 Lessons Learned I really wanted to share this terrific read for anyone trying to make sense of the Paleo diet and healthy eating in general.  While there is great information relating to the Paleo lifestyle more importantly the author brings simplicity and timeless practicality in the advice and lessons learned…

Can being in the sun help you live longer?

I have always been fascinated with the health benefits of humans interacting with nature the way we are supposed to. Of course when I came across a scientific publication by Richard Weller, from the Medical Research Council Center for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh I was compelled to share it, “Sunlight has Cardiovascular…

Spice Up Your Health With Saffron

Saffron is one of those spices that seemed completely elusive to me.  A spice I would just never use or try because I had heard how expensive and essentially out of reach it was for the everyday or even special meal.  There is so much more to saffron than I realized and once I tried…

Are your hands giving away your age?

When it comes to the battle of aging beautifully we focus nearly all of our attention on our faces and maybe our neckline but there is one more part of our body that is constantly on show.  Our hands.  They are waving hello, shaking the hand of a new personal introduction, they are communicating as…

Tips for New Year’s Resolution Success

Tips for New Year’s Resolution Success. We have all been there we set out the beginning of the year with great aspirations and then our resolutions fade into the background. Here are some key tips for keeping your resolutions on track.

How My Dog Saves Me From Christmas

Back in early December I put out a blog post about how to avoid stress over the holidays.  I thought I would share a moment I had with Norman my basset hound that certainly added some smiles and some giggles.  These moments have saved me from spiraling into the holiday abyss and I encourage you…

Emotional Support Animals – We All Need One This Holiday Season

I came across this little piece from Newyorker.com and just had to share it. This a little spoof on the concept of emotional support animals in public places but I think overall it points out that our pets provide comfort, company, someone to greet us with a smile when we get home, they can help…

Dark Chocolate a Sin Good for Your Skin

It is well known that luscious, creamy, slightly bitter dark chocolate has overall health benefits. This seems like a good enough reason to justify my occasional dark chocolate fixes but it just did not seem to satisfy my guilt over consuming the calories.  I wanted to probe a little deeper and find a further reason…

Cold and Flu Season Herbal Warrior – Plantain

Holiday stress and cold and flu season are upon us.  Today with the wind blowing outside I realized I am very ill prepared for the upcoming season. I am nearly out of my most favorite herb for treating cold and flu symptoms.  The funny thing is you have likely driven over this plant with your…