Health benefits of Chocolate

Health benefits of Chocolate Latin name is Theobroma cacao, which means “Food of the Gods” Since the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations healing and medicinal benefits of cocoa have been well known.  In Central and South American, some civilizations believed these beans were so valuable they used it as a form of currency. The cacao trees only stand about 12-25 feet […]

High Heels and Back Pain

Do you wear high heels? Do you have sore feet? How about legs? Do you experience back pain?  Neck pain? You may be asking how high heels can affect my back, or neck. We all know wearing high heels can cause achy feet, blisters and even foot and ankle injury in one missed step! Well…It’s […]

Strong Bones

Bones support your body, allow you to move and protect vital organs like your brain, spinal cord, and heart from injury.  Bones are a living tissue in the body made of collagen protein and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Bones act as a storage place for these nutrients which the body can […]

Sweet Slumber

Do you skimp on sleep for work or school thinking you could get ahead, get more done? Night shift worker, insomniac, travel across times zones or just like to stay up to watching late night TV? You may be compromising quality of work and focus, maybe even the quality of life when you deprive yourself […]

Have a Heart

What would you consider the most important organ in your body? I believe the brain is the most important organ in the human body but when I ask this question, I most often hear HEART. Okay,   if I were to give a second place medal it would be to the heart. This muscular organ about […]

Breathe Easy

 Take a Deep Breath Ever wonder about what the air you breathe?  Where I live, on the Big Island of Hawaii, an air pollutant called vog is routinely monitored and precautions are taken by those with breathing problems and asthma. Vog is volcanic ash and SO2 in the air, much like some busy metropolitan with […]

Is Your Food Hurting You?

  Is Your Food Hurting You? Ever feel uncomfortable or just not yourself after a meal? This could be an inflammatory response or sensitivity to a certain food. Some people have food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities, some can have all three like myself. We will look at the differences and what you can do to […]

Natural Ways to Get Rid of Headaches

NATURAL WAYS TO GET RID OF HEADACHES Headaches are caused by numerous things like stress, poor posture, hormones, poor diet, nutritional deficiencies, low blood sugar, allergies, alcohol and drugs. Most often headache sufferers will readily reach for a painkiller to numb the throbbing and relieve the pressure.  The frequent use of painkillers for chronic headaches […]

Ringing in my Ears

Do you hear or have a sensation of a ringing, roaring, buzzing, chirping, or humming sound without any actual acoustical stimulation. This is called Tinnitus, it represents a symptom rather than a disease.  In many cases, it is caused by chronic inflammation.  It is estimated that over 15 million Americans experience this very disturbing condition on […]

Calendula

Calendula Yesterday I found this wonderful little plant at the local farmers market. What a magical and powerful flower I found! As I checked into growing tips online I found that it is not only going to be a beautiful flower growing in my garden, it has multiple health uses as well.  It makes a […]