Category Archives: Science of Natural Health

The latest scientific research on menstrual cramps relieved by essential oils. Check out t what really works!

Menstrual Cramps Relieved by Essential Oils: Natural Remedy for PMS

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

My favorite natural remedies for children - exactly what we always keep on-hand. Pin for the next time you need a natural remedy for cold and flu season.

Natural Remedies for Children – What I Use for My Own Children

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

Natural Options for Treating ADHD – What the Science Shows

Natural Options for ADHD:

A Review of the Research on Natural Supplements
and Alternative Treatments for ADHD

Natural 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

Delayed Food Allergies. Our Story.

delayed food allergies, food sensitivities, and food intoleranceAn 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

This scientific study on sleep deprivation explains why a good night's rest is so important. Pin and read.

That one time when your mother was right: A good night’s rest is really important

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.

In a recent study published in Molecular Neurobiology, Continue reading

Good health relies on natural foods to get nutrients that are most easily utilized. Check out this simple list of foods to prioritize for good health.

25 Good Health Natural Foods to Replace your Multi-Vitamin

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