Felicia

Edible Exfoliating Face Scrub

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 [...]

Raspberry Scrub

The 100 Year Lie

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. [...]

100 Year Lie

Fitness: Conventional vs. Unconventional

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 [...]

Body by Science

Stay out of the Belly of the Beast

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 [...]

Illness

Vitamin Overdose – Taking Too Many Supplements?

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 [...]

Pills

Heavy Cream, Really?

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 [...]

Heavy Cream

Mouth Body Connection

The mouth is the gateway. It can be a gateway to blessings and health or curses and death. On a physical level, the mouth is the entryway for most of what we ingest. Most of us are aware of what we eat and how it tastes. What we’re not so aware of are the things [...]

Tooth

More Things about Bone Broth

A little over a month ago I made my first batch of bone broth. Since then I make sure to keep bones brewing daily. When I finish with one batch, I get rid of disintegrating bones and add one or two new bones in place of the old ones and start another batch. Making Bone [...]

Bone Broth

Keeping Sciatica at Bay

After suffering with a long-lasting sciatica flare up, I think I finally know what I should do to keep it at bay. Over the past couple of years I’ve suffered on and off with sciatica. When it first happened, I didn’t know what it was and unfortunately, the chiropractor I regularly visited at the time [...]

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Starting the New Year Right

Every year for as long as I can remember I would vow to lose weight and visit the gym regularly. This year is different.  I’m going to cancel my gym membership and let my new way of eating worry about my weight. Low Carb no Cardio Overload Since I’ve changed my way of eating a [...]

Fitness