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Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense, like so many of the other essential oils, is a wonder oil! I think I’ll have to share more of my essential oil success stories. This story, however, was quite by accident. I frequently use essential oils in my diffusers, in my beauty products and cleaning products. And, because I’ve been blessed with a… Read More

Frankincense Essential Oil

With all of the benefits of 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… Read More

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… Read More

Liver Love

How often do we think about our livers? When we think of health we think of reaching a certain weight, having clear skin, being free from aches and pains and having an overall robust energy level. If we get a pimple, we’re quick to alter our beauty routine to get rid of it. If we… Read More

Freedom from Back Pain

Having suffered from sciatica pain for several years, I’m happy to say that it has been five years since my last knock down, drag out flare up and I’m working proactively to keep it that way. Now don’t get me wrong; Ms. Sciatica has tried to clear her painful throat a few times, but when… Read More


Getting Ready for 2017

New Year 2017

It’s the end of the year and I’ve been looking through this year’s blog posts. That was real easy to do since I only had 2 blog posts in 2016. To extend my stroll down memory lane, I decided to look through 2015’s posts. That was a little more labor intensive since I had a… Read More

TENS 7000 Case

Some time ago my chiropractor suggested I purchase a TENS unit to help with tight muscles in the upper leg area. For those of you unfamiliar with a TENS unit it is a portable electronic stimulator unit. It stimulates nerves and muscles electronically. (The acronym TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) Why did he… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


Keeping Sciatica at Bay


After suffering from 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 was… Read More