Rituals are Habits Made Holy

Rituals Are Habits Made Holy

By my bedside are these beautiful crystals to help me sleep and this delicious oil, Grace, by Ajai that helps me fall asleep. Ritual at bedtime helps the production of Oxytocin, the "feel good hormone”. Oxytocin helps lower cortisol, the stress hormone and helps us relax and fall asleep. Rituals combined with aromatherapy, such as this beautiful roll on oil…

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Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergies

Today I am happy to be featured in Cleanplates about how to treat seasonal allergies naturally. It is important for readers to decrease whole body inflammation by eliminating pro inflammatory foods like dairy, junk foods, refined foods and incorporate a whole foods diet. Some of the best advice I can give patients is to begin a regimen of 1,000 mg…

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Essential Oils and Earth Day Special

Essential Oils And Earth Day Special

Happy Earth Day! This week I am happy to be interviewed in Rodale's Organic Life about essential oils! Essential oils give plants their smell and are used in perfumes, medicinal agents. Essential oil extracts can be up to 100 times more potent than the plant itself,, Now that essential oils are gaining in popularity  so are both benefit and risk.…

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Paleo Raw Raspberry Lemon Cheezecake

Paleo Raw Raspberry Lemon Cheezecake

Happy Integrative Medicine day! In honor of today I am posting the recipe for my beautiful Lemon Raspberry Cheezecake. This is a very time consuming, but well worth project. Everything in this cake is good for you and is loaded with anti-oxidants and healthy fats. I have used a silicone heart shaped pan. Whatever you choose as your mold, make sure…

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Detox Nation

Detox Nation

It’s that time of year again when everyone seems to be making New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier, work out more, be nicer to mankind and DETOX!!! I have seen so much on social media, especially the past few days, on the detox bandwagon. I find it all rather alarming. Since when did our bodies become so toxic and dirty?…

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Lose 5 Pounds in 2 Weeks

Lose 5 Pounds In 2 Weeks

Many Women will ask me how can I lose weight quickly? There is no such thing as a quick fix with weight loss. By staying away from junk, and eating at least 1,200 calories a day of clean, healthy and organic food it is possible to drop anywhere from 1/2 pound to 5 pounds in two weeks. Here is an…

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Cleansing

Cleansing

Every few months, especially this time of year after two big holidays, I am inundated with calls from patients interested in doing some sort of cleanse or detox. Whether you ate too much matzo or chocolate Easter bunnies or both, the request is still the same. “I ate too much and overindulged and now I have to clean myself out…

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Flower Power

Flower Power

"April showers bring May Flowers,” but did you know flowers bring health and beauty? Flowers are commonly used in cosmetic preparations for skin and hair. There are hundreds of medical studies that have taken place to prove the efficacy of botanicals used for the treatment of skin and hair. Science is looking to Mother Nature for a more beautiful and…

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Integrative Weight Management

Integrative Weight Management

Before there were fad diets, nutritionist or television shows that featured people going through grueling challenges to lose weight there was Chinese Dietary Therapy. Chinese Dietary Therapy is seen as a sub-group of Chinese Herbal Medicine, where the TCM practitioner gives dietary guidance on a wide range of foods to support the health recovery process. This therapy has a history…

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