Never in the last two decades of my career as a physician would I have imagined that we would be using the same mask to see patients all day and then sterilizing/recycling them at the end of the day. Read more
Have you ever wondered what the paste is applied to the bride and groom's faces and arms in Indian weddings? It's actually the spice turmeric. Turmeric is the ingredient in curry that gives it a vibrant yellow color. Actually, Read more
With the scare of COVID here in the USA now, I wanted to post a little info about boosting immunity to prevent contracting the virus. Here are some important facts about Covid-19
It is spread by contact with Read more
This cold and flu season is still upon us and unfortunately, many patients are still being plagued by these nasty viral symptoms. Here are a few tips to try if you feel like you are coming down with something.
Of Read more
Sherry has a great story. She has been diabetic for years and she has made some massive changes!
"I have been on a lifestyle change. It has been a year following a ketogenic food plan. When I started this journey Read more
Many of you may know Erin-- the fabulous Pharm D that worked in our office a few years back. Erin is a phenomenal gal and we embarked on the journey into natural medicine around the same time. As we both Read more
If you are like me -- you are just starting to realize why it is important to add supplements to your diet. Even if we are eating a clean, healthy and unprocessed diet; the mineral content of the soil Read more
Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp local honey
1/3 cup blackberries
Process all the ingredients together in a blender and then season with ground pepper and sea salt
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This is a great clip on the dangers of the top 4 personal care product ingredients that we really should avoid. I had no idea that the average woman puts up to 300 chemicals on her body before she leaves the house in the morning. Failing to remember that the skin is the body’s largest organ, we forget that we absorb what our skin contacts. I think Christa states that it enters our bloodstream in like 24 seconds—now that’s scary. I am still primarily focused on what I am eating and putting into my body on my own personal health journey. This clip kicks it up a notch to a whole new level. And YES–I do use coconut oil as a moisturizer but haven’t tried it on the booty yet! Talk about a whole new level——-EEK!
Be sure to visit Sean Croxton’s site http://www.undergroundwellness.com
and Christa Orecchio’s site http://www.thewholejourney.com
Remember—visit the skindeep site to rank your favorite products and substitute some cleaner ones.
As you know, the skin is the largest organ in the body. Because it is responsible for absorption, it is also a great detoxification organ. However, I pay very little attention to what personal products I use because I have been more concerned about what I eat and put into my body. I forget that what we put on our bodies can be just as toxic. If you read one of my earlier posts about cleure cosmetics you also read about how parabens, found in many cosmetics, have recently been found in breast tissue of breast cancer patients. These parabens act like hormone mimickers thus feeding hormone based cancers. We use aluminum containing antiperspirants that have been linked with neuron degeneration. Many shampoos that we wash our hair with contain propylene glycol (antifreeze). There is a great website www.cosmeticsdatabase..com that ranks the toxicity of personal care products on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most toxic. So this weekend, I will be spending an exciting Friday or Saturday night on the SKIN DEEP website logging all my personal products and replacing any of them that have a score of 5 or higher. Fun stuff!!!