A Defensive Response: Inflammation – The Good and the Bad

The word inflammation might conjure up a swollen ankle from accidentally rolling it from stepping off a curb. In the last couple of decades, inflammation has emerged as a key factor in several diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, obesity, Parkinson’s and some infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS and COVID-19. Inflammation has been on […]

Subtle Home Improvements for Better Mental Health

Your home is one of your biggest investments and also one of your greatest assets when it comes to your mental health. Give yourself permission to make small (or large) improvements that help you live your best life. These might include anything from enhancing the coziness of your bedroom to adding indoor plants to updating […]

Setting Goals Or Setting New Year’s Resolutions. Cool Tips If You Do.

The 2022 New Year has begun! Somehow it seems oddly familiar to 2020….. Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Some people do, some don’t. Really, wanting to enact a change can happen at any time of year. The New Year offers an opportunity as a starting point and often we might define goals or […]

All About Lavender

Lavender, well-known in the worlds of gardening, baking, and essential oils, has now amassed substantial research, peer reviewed research, and is taking the scientific world by storm.  But long before there was peer reviewed science, cultures from the distant past and around the globe new lavender was special. A Little History The lavender plant has […]

Store supplies scarce? DIY Hand Sanitizer!

Greetings Humans! There’s a lot of craziness going on all around us due to COVID-19 with folks buying up all the toilet paper and bottled water in many stores, leaving the rest of us questioning why toilet paper and water? In addition, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers are becoming extinct as well.  It takes a […]

Pomegranates – Did you know?

Pomegranates—that delicious red seeded fruit that is in abundance this time of year—really shine in their wealth of powerful plant compounds, some of which have potent medical properties!  Yes!  Good for the inside, good for the outside! Pomegranates pack two unique substances that are responsible for most of their health benefits.  Punicalagins (found in the […]