Instead of reaching for an over the counter pain reliever the next time menstrual cramps set in, consider using pain relief that nature created: essential oils. It turns out that menstrual cramps relieved by essential oils.
Here we go folks! I’m pretty excited about this one. You may not know this, but I am a science geek at heart (and by training) and halfway to hippie by nature. I love reviewing the scientific evidence for (or against) natural remedies. So, let’s go! Continue reading →
Natural Remedies for Children I Always Have Around
People often ask me what I use for natural remedies for children. I may be well-versed in natural wellness, and and highly motivated, but like any family, we do not have the perfect diet or lifestyle 100% of the time. Life happens. Even if we were 100% diligent, illness still happens. My kids get sick like everyone else’s.
Here, I share our go-to natural remedies for children… the stuff we always have on-hand this time of year. Continue reading →
A Review of the Research on Natural Supplements
and Alternative Treatments for ADHD
It’s not really news that attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is currently the most common diagnosis among youth in the United States.
And you probably already know that typically, ADHD is treated with behavioral/psychosocial management and/or medicines.
The more interesting news is that as a result, natural treatment options for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder are becoming increasingly popular as sufferers look for options that are effective and that have fewer side-effects. It’s estimated that approximately 50% of parents of children with ADHD use “natural” options alone, or in conjunction with traditional therapies.
A recent review of the biomedical research on naturally managing ADHD – published in the February 2016 issue of the journal Neural Plasticity – suggests that there are a few options for naturally treating ADHD that individuals can discuss with their health care providers. Continue reading →
An intolerance to food, also called a food sensitivity can wreak havoc on the body. These are delayed allergies to food, mediated by an IgG-type antibody. These reactions may take hours, or even days to appear. Unidentified, and untreated, in some cases, delayed food allergies have been shown to underlie chronic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, reflux, headaches and migraines, ADHD, schizphrenia, autism, obesity, insulin resistance, Type II diabetes, vascular disease, and psoriasis. Continue reading →
Newsflash: Your mother was right. You do need your sleep. It turns out that chronic sleep deprivation is really bad. And it’s not just because your mother or your grandmother said so. In case you don’t believe them, take it from scientists.
Here are 25 basic good health natural foods to prioritize because they are the best sources of specific vitamins and minerals.
All foods potentially contain some vitamins and minerals, even if they are not considered one of the best sources. There are many other natural foods that are nutrient-dense. For this list, the criteria that I used are as follows: Continue reading →