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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