How I Lost 10lbs within 1 Month using Garden of Life

During my transition from meats, sugars, and starching foods I learned some interesting facts about herbs, fruits, veggies, and different sprouts. ...more

How Much is One Serving?: Figuring Out Portion Control to Gain Control of Your Waistline

It never fails. When my waistline starts growing in the wrong direction, there are three culprits. I’m getting less physical activity. I’m eating more junk food and snacking often. (I love to graze!) I’m eating mammoth portions of food. ...more
Laurend1985 I can completely relate. I was making my own trail mix with unsalted raw and roasted ...more

Is Coconut Oil the Nutritious Goldmine We Think it is?

Coconut Oil: the canary in (and healthily flying back out of) the goldmine.These days of fast-talking chefs, cooking gurus judging cooking contests, and surgeons-turned-nutritionists, it’s easy to feel bombarded by the blitzkrieg of latest culinary fads, facts, and falsities being promoted, hyped, and discouraged. With so much contradictory information floating around about oils and fats, how are you supposed to know what to use and what to avoid? ...more

When Life Throws you a Curve Ball

Seizures. A word most people don't encounter in their daily lives. Those of us that do know about them know just how scary and confusing that one word is. The majority of people don't know know much about them, but I do. ...more

Back in action!

Back in action! You never know you feel bad until you feel good... Click me!...more

should you get microdermabrasion?

About a week ago, I got my first microdermabrasion treatment. I previously mentioned in my post about anti-aging that I had been considering microderm for awhile. I'm nearly 32 (argh), so I just want to proactive with my approach to skincare, but not do anything too crazy....more
I did that a long time ago but I might do again but in the winter.  I'm out in the sun a lot ...more

My Kid Was Bitten by a Tick, Now What?!

My family spends a great deal of time outside. We run through the woods, we play in the gardens; we dig holes and look for worms. Not much has changed in the analog version of childhood fun since I was a kid. Except for ticks. ...more
There are so many cases here that many labs are back logged. It is easier to treat with meds and ...more

Like a butterfly

I have never used a blog before so I am not sure I know what I am doing. My purpose for being on here is to start a Health and Wellness program for me in order to lose weight and be healthier. Any suggestions from anyone will be welcome. I am just short of 5 ft. and weigh 207 lbs.  and have FMS. I want to start by using a 1500 calorie diet and start walking....more
Good morning. My memory is not so good sometime. The name of my poem is "In the Autumn of my ...more

Blood Brother: The Gene That Rocked My Family

In the fall of 2010, as my brother was dying of colon cancer, I learned a terrifying secret. He also had Huntington's disease, a horrific brain disorder that is passed down in families. ...more
wdolderer Thank you for your kindness and for sharing your story about your friend. I'm so glad ...more

My Enemy