Category Archives: Immune Health

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

Sit Down and Take a Lid Off! Detox is a Dirty Word. (Part 3 of 4)

Detox is a Dirty Word Part 3: The Hormone Factor One of the most unsuspecting source of toxin overload in our bodies is xenoestrogens. Xenoestrogens are chemical compounds, natural and synthetic xenohormones which mimic the effects of estrogen in the body and disrupt the endocrine system.  And they sneak into our bloodstream in several ways: […]

Detox is a Dirty Word Continues….

It’s that time of year when we start to think “uh oh!” Holiday splurging on buffets and festivities is around the corner and visions of expanded waistlines and belly bloats trigger a reality check for the New Year’s resolution list. So I thought ‘no better time than now to get this info out to my […]

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 […]