Embracing Hygge: Tips to Survive Winter Weather

I am writing this as a blizzard whirls outside my window, with temperatures in the negative double digits. School is cancelled and we are warned to avoid driving.  At this point in time, even the most robust among us are growing weary of frigid weather, ice, snow and multiple layers of clothing  Some people are blessed to be able to get …

Miso Veggie Pho Noodle Soup

On a cold winter day, there is nothing as soothing as a large bowl of hot, nourishing soup. This noodle soup is delicious, easy to make and packed with nutrients! The miso, a fermented soybean paste, provides savoury flavour and probiotics in addition to protein, vitamins and minerals. I prefer a mellow/mild pale coloured version as the taste is less …

Health Update: Dupuytren’s Ledderhose Plantar Fibromatosis Connective Tissue Disease

Finally …. a Plantar Fibromatosis (Ledderhose) Update! Apologies to everyone who wrote in wanting an update on the genetic connective tissue disease we share. My website was out of commission for longer than it should have due to a bunch of technical issues. That’s what happens when your tech support is related to you (my son) and is busy with …

Asian Daikon Carrot Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing

Have you ever wondered what some of those strange vegetables are heaped on tables in Asian markets? I have been seeing a TCM doctor/acupuncturist lately and due to a sore throat she recommended a spicy radish that I eventually identified as Daikon. They are spicy with quite a kick to the back of the throat (which I assume is good …

Superfood Mocha Latte without the Caffeine!

Many people start their day at Starbucks with a pricey drink packed with sugar, pesticides and herbicides (from non-organic coffee), toxic artificial sweeteners and chemicals. Why not have something that will cost way less, is easy to make and will contribute to your health rather than detract from it? This drink is every bit as delicious as any Venti Latte. …

How to Whiten Teeth Naturally – No Sensitivity or Pain!

Who doesn’t want whiter teeth? Unfortunately, bleaching tends to cause teeth to become more sensitive and that can be painful. It is also possible to damage the roots of your teeth. Although enamel can tolerate bleach, studies have shown that whitening treatments can damage dentin and weaken teeth, dissolving minerals and oxidizing organic components of the teeth. So, if you …

How to Make Nourishing Herbal Infusions: Improve Health, Strengthen Bones, Better Skin & Hair

Nourishing herbal infusions are a rich source of bioavailable phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and protein to improve your health and beauty – firming skin, strengthening bones and generally helping you to look and feel better without expensive supplements. ¬†This is true no matter what your health problem as with natural medicine, what heals one thing, heals all things. I have been …

UPDATE: Dupuytren’s – Plantar Fibromatosis – Ledderhose

  It has been awhile since I have talked about my genetic connective tissue disorder. What I am going to say will be a bit controversial for some as I tend to think outside the conventional box. Fortunately, there are plenty of trained physicians (such as Dr. Frank Lipman, Dr. Christiane Northrup and Dr. Amy Myers) that are firmly in …

How to Create Your Best Life in the New Year

Every year, come January, people think of new beginnings and making resolutions for change. Sadly, by the end of the month, most of those promises we have made to ourselves are broken. What can you do to really transform your life in a positive way? First of all, rather than just thinking about the coming year, get clear on what …

VIDEO: New Healthy Personal Care Products @CHFA East

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