Natural Cure for Pink Eye – Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense Essential Oil

With all of the benefits for using frankincense essential oil, who knew it was a natural cure for pink eye. Just recently I came down with a case of conjunctivitis, aka pink eye. I was unfortunate enough to have contracted it in both eyes. It didn’t take a visit to the doctor to know what [...]

Is a Popping Knee a Sign of Torn Meniscus or Chiropractic Imbalance?

Knee Anatomy

What does it mean when your knee starts popping and swelling? Is it because of a tear in the meniscus or is it because of a maladjusted spine? At my age I’m used to the sandy sound of chondromalacia, but the popping and swelling is a whole new adventure. When the Knee Popping Began About [...]

What’s in Your Sour Cream?

Never take a food nutrition or ingredient label for granted. I was shocked and surprised when a brand that I have trusted for years threw me a curveball. Actually, it was my own fault. I got complacent. It all started a few years ago, back in 2013 when I went to purchase heavy cream for [...]

Tracking My Dietary Progress with My Fitness Pal

My Fitness Pal

Adopting a ketogenic lifestyle is simple in theory. You just drop the carbs and increase the fats. What could be more simple than that? Well, in theory it’s simple, but in practice it’s a little tricky. The problem arises when you’re not quite sure of the macronutrient makeup of the foods you’re eating. This is [...]

Does Ketogenic Eating Cause Temporary Blurred Vision?

Blurry Vision

From my experience I think adopting a ketogenic lifestyle will cause temporary blurred vision in some people. I noticed that after I went on a LCHF ketogenic way of eating my vision started to get blurry. I wear reading glasses and at times they didn’t seem strong enough. There were times I would put them [...]

My Weight Loss Journey

Low Carb High Fat

As I travel along on my dietary journey, I continue to learn quite a bit about food and how our bodies handle food. Sometimes the information I read seems conflicting, but when I really take the time to understand what I’m learning, one underlying theme seems to hold true no matter what I learn. That [...]

The Very Early Stages of My Dreadlock Journey

The Back

My loc journey began on the evening of May 11, 2017. After washing my short TWA I watched it coil up and decided, “Why fight it?” I might as well twist my hair and allow it to do what it’s been wanting to do for decades…lock. So, I took each individual coil and twisted it. [...]

Homemade Hair Oils for 4C Hair

Before I go onto the next leg of my natural hair journey, I wanted to share this leg of the journey before I forget. When I decided to allow my natural hair to grow (no longer buzzing it off every 2 to 3 weeks to a ¼ inch of growth), I realized I needed to create [...]

The Beauty of Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal

Some time ago I bought a jar of activated charcoal. It wasn’t until my daughter came home for a visit that the jar got opened. She used it for a face mask. The mask consisted of combining activated charcoal with Elmer’s glue and slathering it all over her face until it dried. The not so [...]

Homemade Deep Conditioner for 4C Hair

Homemade Conditioner

Now that I’ve shared with you my trials and errors with shampoos, it’s time to share my trials and errors with homemade conditioners. Actually, my trials and errors weren’t so bad, it’s just that when you have kinky 4C hair like I do, you have to make sure the conditioner’s consistency is correct. My First [...]