Felicia

Felicia has learned the hard way that health, whether good or bad, is a result of daily choices and habits. On this blog Felicia shares what she's learned and the healthier choices she now makes as a result of her new knowledge. She hopes to encourage others to experiment to find alternative solutions to nagging problems (she's also is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment).

Necessary disclaimer: I am not a medical professional therefore I am not and cannot giving medical advice. I'm just sharing my story.

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The Beauty of the Herb Sage

The Beauty of the Herb Sage

| June 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sage, as defined by Merrium-Webster.com means “wise through reflection and experience; proceeding from or characterized by wisdom, prudence, and good judgment.” In my opinion drinking sage tea shows good judgment. A little less than a year ago I wrote about how sage tea (salvia officinalis) was successful in getting rid of my hot flashes. When […]

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How I Resolved My Case of Onycholysis

How I Resolved My Case of Onycholysis

| June 14, 2013 | 73 Comments

For those of you unfamiliar with the condition, onycholysis is a separating of the nail from the nail bed. I noticed it first on the pinky nail of my right hand. I then started noticing it on several other fingers on my right hand. Over time it spread to my left hand. It was rather […]

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Swimming Pools, Chlorine and Your Body

Swimming Pools, Chlorine and Your Body

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the concerns I had as an above ground pool owner is what does all that chlorine do to the folks swimming in the pool? Chlorine is great for fighting harmful bacteria and keeping the pool water clear, but what does it do to our bodies? Chlorine and Skin A strong concentration of chlorine […]

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Did Detoxing Cause a Bout of Pityriasis Rosea?

Did Detoxing Cause a Bout of Pityriasis Rosea?

| April 29, 2013 | 7 Comments

The short answer to the question is I don’t know. Apparently I’m not the only one that doesn’t know, the medical community does not know. Pityriasis rosea is a skin rash. The rash basically affects the back, the torso and may spread to the arms legs and chest. The initial outbreak looks like a circular […]

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Edible Exfoliating Face Scrub

Edible Exfoliating Face Scrub

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why purchase go to the store to buy exfoliating face scrubs when you probably have the necessary ingredients to make one in your kitchen? There are all sorts of recipes for homemade face masks and scrubs. Last night I made a face scrub using raspberries, sugar, vitamin C powder (to preserve the mixture) and a […]

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The 100 Year Lie

The 100 Year Lie

| April 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

I just got through devouring The 100 Year Lie  by Randall Fitzgerald.  Once I started reading the introduction, it was difficult for me to put the book down.  For three days, I read as much as I could when I could.  When I got through, all I could say was, “Wow!  Preach it brother!” Mr. […]

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Fitness: Conventional vs. Unconventional

Fitness: Conventional vs. Unconventional

| March 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The more I take control of my health, the further away I walk from conventional wisdom. There are times, however, when embarking on a whole new adventure, it takes time to sort out the wheat from the chaff. Easy to Understand There are some things that are easy to understand, like MSG, trans fats and […]

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Stay out of the Belly of the Beast

Stay out of the Belly of the Beast

| February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Obamacare, HIPPA, pre-existing conditions, deductibles, co-insurance, covered or not covered. These are all terms we associate with US health care (or should I say sick care). Whether or not you have insurance, you owe it to yourself to spend some time watching the following video. It’s 1 hour and 12 minutes long, so if you’re […]

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Vitamin Overdose – Taking Too Many Supplements?

Vitamin Overdose – Taking Too Many Supplements?

| February 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

In the spirit of art imitating life, I want you to take a walk down memory lane. Think of the plethora of movies you have watched over the years and stop at those movies where a character attempted to commit suicide. This is not a macabre post, there’s a reason for this exercise. Now that […]

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Heavy Cream, Really?

Heavy Cream, Really?

| February 20, 2013 | 2 Comments

The other morning I ran out of creamer for my coffee so I took a quick run to the local Hannaford’s grocery store. I usually buy heavy cream produced by Hudson Valley Fresh but Hannaford’s didn’t have any. I didn’t feel like traipsing across town to track down Hudson Valley Fresh (not too many stores […]

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