Causes and Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Compression of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel of the forearm causes carpal tunnel syndrome. The carpal tunnel is a space in the wrist surrounded by bones and ligaments that hold the bones together. Running up this tunnel is the median nerve and the tendons responsible for flexing the fingers. Often caused by lifestyle […]

The Difference Between Rose and Rose Geranium

Roses and rose geraniums are not the same flower; although they both have health benefits, roses and rose geraniums have different botanical names, belong to different plant families and are composed differently. Here is a short profile of each type of plant species, highlighting the difference between a rose and a rose geranium. Botanical Profile […]

Picking the Best Cookware For Your Health

It’s hard to know what is the best cookware for your health. When I was first married, cooking in aluminum pans was a hot topic. Aluminum use was linked to Alzheimer’s disease, they said. More recently, the topic of using Teflon coated skillets has been in the news. Teflon use is linked to cancer, they […]

How To Deal With The Winter Blues: Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder

During the winter months, do you find that your mood is lower, you are tired more often and you start craving “comfort” foods more? If you do, you might be suffering from a mental health disorder called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a condition that is now taken more seriously by the medical profession than it […]

5 More Uses for Pine Cones

Pine cones are prevalent throughout the winter months and you can find many pine cones lying on the ground, either in your own yard or when you are out walking on trails, depending upon which state you live in. Once a pine cone has fallen from the tree, its botanical life is usually over. However, […]

Vitamin D To Prevent & Treat Cancer

This is a video from a few years ago by Dr. Mercola, but it is still a good and friendly reminder about how important getting sun exposure is! Enjoy! [tentblogger-youtube vpifXPOmjis]

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 […]