• Why I Chose A Gentle Root Canal Option.

    Why I Chose A Gentle Root Canal Option.

    In my last article, I described my experience getting shocking news about my dental health. My new biological dentist, Dr. Ingo Mahn in Phoenix broke the bad news but at the same time offered me an interesting gentle root canal option to remedy it. He identified an abscessed tooth that went undetected for a very […]

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  • Reasons to See a Biological Dentist

    Reasons to See a Biological Dentist

    Dr. Melanie shares how natural dentistry saved her tooth, explains the oral microbiome, and reasons to see a biological dentist.

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  • Bone Broth – The Ultimate Collagen for Slow Aging.

    Bone Broth – The Ultimate Collagen for Slow Aging.

    Sipping bone broth may contribute to a more youthful glow but more importantly, it is powerful for the immune system and brain function. Broth has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years but recently gained popularity due to the rising attention of paleo and ketogenic diets. The warming and nourishing effect of broth […]

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  • How To Use Himalayan Pink Salt

    How To Use Himalayan Pink Salt

    Once you hit a certain age, certain foods will intensify the aging effects you are feeling and seeing. However, if you choose your foods wisely, you can slow down the aging process and enjoy several more years of pain-free mobility, strong digestion, healthy cognitive function, and ultimately, lustrous and strong hair, skin, and nails.   Healthy […]

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  • The “New” is NOT Normal

    The “New” is NOT Normal

    Do any of these sound familiar? They Counted Seven Cases for one Individual. Why I Refuse to Shop at Sprouts. County and City Proclamations allow medical exemptions for those of us who cannot wear a face covering. However, there are businesses like Sprouts Farmers Markets that do not allow these individuals to continue a normal […]

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  • Is a healthy gut enough?

    Is a healthy gut enough?

    Ways to build your immune resistance and achieve a healthy gut, especially during these times.

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  • My Secrets for Natural, Pearly White Teeth.

    My Secrets for Natural, Pearly White Teeth.

    Naturally, pearly white teeth are not difficult to achieve. The ingredients in your toothpaste plus a few herbal boosts are in this recipe.

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  • What Goes ON Your Body Goes IN Your Body.

    What Goes ON Your Body Goes IN Your Body.

    My general rule for reading labels.

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  • Straining the Toxic Cosmetic Soup

    Returning to the blog with a slight shift! I’m finally back on this blog! Not only am I continuing the natural beauty series, I will be including some articles on very important issues regarding the safety and longevity of our population and our planet. Why? Because I can’t keep writing about how to look young […]

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  • Got Love on the Brain?

    Got Love on the Brain?

    The impact of your brain health on love and performance. What’s Love Got to Do With It? Well, Tina Turner says it well: It’s a second-hand emotion.   Second hand? Or secondary to what?  Love certainly has an effect on our brain and body.  When we are in love, we feel energized. Our physical symptoms are minimized. We’re […]

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  • Valentine’s Date or Vali-date?

    Valentine’s Date or Vali-date?

    Expectations of the “Love” Day The problem with holidays, especially Valentine’s Day, is that they put added pressure on many people to partner up.  Themed movies, commercials and sitcoms sensationalize the holidays to promote more consumer spending versus the historical meaning.  Tabloids feature the hottest date plans, gifts and destinations of the famous. I’m not dissing romance. I’m all for it because I […]

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  • Beat Dry Skin and Slow the Aging Effect.

    Beat Dry Skin and Slow the Aging Effect.

    Resolve dry irritated skin, starting with this winter. Do you struggle with seasonal skin issues? Or year round? Hydration isn’t just important for your cells and brain.  Your skin is also an organ, your largest one and needs to be nourished, especially during the dry, cold season like this one. I personally noticed the difference […]

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  • 10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Binges and Bloats!

    10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Binges and Bloats!

    Blast the Bloats and Binges with These Tips. Bloating and heartburn after holiday meals takes the fun out of festivities. Sometimes these are caused by binging from mindless eating or emotional triggers. You can be so caught up in conversations during the office holiday party and before you know it, you’ve consumed far too may cocktail […]

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  • Make Your Own Immune Tea or Soup with Less Than 5 Ingredients!

    Make Your Own Immune Tea or Soup with Less Than 5 Ingredients!

    The Ginger Immune Tea I always keep ginger in my home. It’s my go-to root herb for general health. Ginger is a heating herb. It has a sweet, pungent taste and is an expectorant and diuretic. In Ayurvedic Medicine it will balance vata and kapha so if you are experiencing congestive colds, sinus issues, headaches, […]

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  • The Fat “Triple P” Pancake

    The Fat “Triple P” Pancake

    Protein-Pumped Pumpkin Pancakes (The Fat Triple “P”) Since it’s the season, I threw this together to give myself a little energizing treat before a workout. I made this gluten-free breakfast using my favorite protein powder. You may want to adjust the ingredient ratios according to how runny or thick you like your pancake batter! 2 […]

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  • So Much Time and So Much Happened.

    So Much Time and So Much Happened.

    “It’s about time I post an update!” (Read through and watch the demo video!) I know I didn’t post in October! I’m in the process of getting caught up from a very busy summer that well, didn’t quite go smoothly. In fact it stunted my productivity. Due to a gradual recovery from frozen shoulder and […]

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  • Read the Nails with Ayurveda!… My Natural DIY Protocol After That Toxic Manicure!

    Read the Nails with Ayurveda!… My Natural DIY Protocol After That Toxic Manicure!

    Do You Know the Signs? Before you book your next mani-pedi or apply your own polish, take a good look at your nails, all twenty of them. Fingernails and toenails can give us strong indications that something could be wrong internally. So, if you are constantly covering them up with gloss, gels, acrylics etc, you […]

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  • Wayan, Balinese Healer from Eat Pray Love.

    Wayan, Balinese Healer from Eat Pray Love.

    Dr. Melanie met the real Wayan, the Balinese healer from Eat Pray Love. She interviewed her and experienced her evaluation and cleansing.

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  • Don’t Ignore Your Nails. The Cancer Scare.

    Don’t Ignore Your Nails. The Cancer Scare.

    I was planning to publish these articles at a quicker pace than this. But I had my own wake-up call while doing some research.  In late May, I came across a news story about Miss Illinois’ experience with melanoma. I referenced it in my last article.  The link is at the bottom of this post. […]

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  • The Toxic Truth About Manicures.

    The Toxic Truth About Manicures.

    Like most young girls I indulged in a rainbow of nail polishes during high school. But, it wasn’t long before I entered the world of natural health.  And that’s when I started to learn the scary impact of chemicals from all the salon hair products and Body Shop goodies I spent my hard-earned cash on. […]

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