3 Ideas For Exercise In The Winter

To be honest, I could be happy curled up all winter next to the woodstove, never taking a step outside. But that is both impractical and unhealthy. So I have set up a few disciplines in my life that get my old, tired body moving and some fresh air in my lungs. There are also […]

How To Eat Right During The Holidays

If your schedule looks anything like mine, you are in for a dieter’s nightmare in the next coming weeks. Even those that do not necessarily try to watch their weight, but strive to just eat healthy, need to keep their eyes peeled for dietary traps this time of year. But if you enter the season […]

How to Extend Your Growing Season—Inexpensively

The day before Thanksgiving I harvested the last of the broccoli I planted this year. It was beautiful. The heads were so tight and green and there was not a single worm. I love fall gardening much better than the hot summertime. But you’re probably wondering what I can grow in the cooler temperatures. Well, […]

Arsenic in Apple Juice From China – Says Dr. Oz

Arsenic in apple juice—the breaking news of the past week. Started by Dr. Mehmet Oz, on his popular television program, this controversy has either raised fear and doubt in the minds of parents that regularly give apple juice to their children, or fueled the fire of scoffers who do not really care. When I was […]

Natural Antifungals

Candida. Yeast infection. Jock itch. Athlete’s foot. Thrush. Ringworm. Different words for the same beast—fungus. We’ve all been affected. But what do we do about it? A quick search through that big superstore we all love to avoid shows products up to $18 a tube. But do they really work? And what are the possible […]

How to Make Your Own Chai Tea

I recently discovered my husband trying to look up “chai” in my herb books. He wanted to know the health benefits of drinking his morning cup of chai tea. He didn’t realize that chai is not an herb—but rather a blend of spices. Also known as chai masala, this Indian spiced beverage is now popular […]

Learn To Eat Local, Organic Food And Transition from Factory Food

I haven’t always eaten a healthy, organic, fanatically local diet. In fact, I don’t now. I do what I can, when I can; and I try not to feel guilty about the rest. But the one obstacle I hear regularly when I counsel someone to make dietary changes is that they cannot afford it. I […]