Category Archives: Ancient Wisdom

What is Marma Therapy and How Does It Work?

Woman receiving marma point therapy on her head.

Everything You Need to Know About Marma Therapy Before You Try It. So, what really is Marma Therapy? This word “marma” is starting to gain more attention in the last few years. I think this has something to do with increased need for answers to unresolved health issues. And more people are looking far back […]

What to Eat for a Healthy Mouth and Teeth

bowl of greek yogurt

Confused? There is so much information out there on the oral microbiome and how to achieve a healthy mouth and strong teeth, it can be mind-boggling. My approach is quite simple. I favor the traditional healing systems such as Ayurveda because they are as natural and simplistic as you can get. Below, I listed my personal […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Simple Ways to Detox Without Being Stuck in the Bathroom. Detox is a Dirty Word (Part 4 of 4)

It’s been a long, busy winter of post grad education, clinical practice demands and some traveling. So finally, it is good to be back on this blog. So, better late than never! This series is one that is important to me because it is a huge game player in lasting health and longevity!  I’m sharing […]

Rediscovering Inner Peace: A Gift From My Father

Rediscovering Inner Peace. A Gift From My Father.     While cleaning out my house the other day, I stumbled across something that triggered a deep-seated fond memory of my father.  When I was a young teenager he and I had a special father-daughter trip to an indoor flea market on Sundays in Toronto. On one […]

Stressed? Wired? Try this Ancient Breathing Technique for Better Health.

Ok. Unless you live off the grid or you chose to crawl into your cave recently, the holiday season IS here.  And this comes with more demands, festive obligations, end of year deadlines ….  need I say more?  Even the fun part of it comes with stress: finding that perfect dress for the office party, finding […]