Imagine you live at some point in the past in which you didn't have electricity, refrigeration, or grocery stores as we know them today. When fresh foods were the things you picked out of your own growing plot or found in the wild around you. Right about now (depending on where you live) you'd probably… Continue reading Spring Tonics
This is a disclaimer ⇒⇒⇒ I am not a doctor. I am not a scientist. I am not recommending anything. I am simply sharing my thoughts, my story, and my journey with you I'm almost 40, and may possibly (probably) be on the cusp of menopause. I am on Nexplanon birth control, and that has brought… Continue reading Women’s Health; Heavy Menstruation and Iron- Deficiency Anemia
Ghee (pronounced like the thing karate guys wear, not like gee-whiz) is basically liquid gold in my house. Maybe you've heard of it. Maybe you've experienced it in all its glory. Maybe you're still trying to figure out how to pronounce it. Whatever you're current state, I'm about to give you the low-down on what… Continue reading Ghee: the what, the why, and the how
There are so many things you can do with lemons! (Other than simply chucking them at whoever brought the proverbial lemons into your life...) I love lemons. They're bright and cheery, they're tart and tangy, and they are oh, so versatile! Food, drink, cleaning, deodorizing, whitening, lightening, refreshing, thickening...what can't you do with lemons? So… Continue reading When life give you lemons, use them!
There are a lot of things to be said about aging. I say, unequivocally, aging is a part of nature, and therefore to be not just accepted, but revered, enjoyed, treasured, in any form. I sit here, a shadow of my younger self. I am blessed to have "aged well," as some would put it.… Continue reading Aging enthusiastically!
Sardines. For the average American, I've noticed that the thought of sardines doesn't illicit any oohs or ahhs, and generally doesn't incite any major cravings for this little fishy fish. But I challenge all notions and prejudgments of these little bundles of wonderful. Hear me out. The Why Nutrition Sardines really are one of those "nutritional powerhouse" foods.… Continue reading Beginning to love sardines, the why and the how
This is a disclaimer ⇒⇒⇒ I am not a doctor. I am not a scientist. I am not a licensed anything. I am simply sharing my thoughts, my story, and my journey with you. Nothing in the natural world lives in absolute isolation. There is no such thing as sterile, in any form, in nature. So why… Continue reading Get some dirt in your diet
My mom is a retired registered nurse (RN). She has always (even before becoming an RN) worked in the psych wards, and although she's Asian by birth and culture, all her training and experience has been in the Western medicine traditions. Growing up, we took OTC pills. We went to the doctor. We got prescriptions.… Continue reading Sometimes you can teach your parents something new
I heard a quote credited to Hippocrates recently that has stuck with me. In my searching online, it is worded differently in citation, and even credited to other people. But that doesn’t take away from what has stuck with me. “It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to… Continue reading Food for health
This is a disclaimer ⇒⇒⇒ I am not a doctor. I am not a scientist. I am not recommending anything. I am simply sharing my thoughts, my story, and my journey with you. An allergic reaction is what happens when something your body comes in contact with is perceived as a bad thing, poison, or… Continue reading Allergies, great and small