Got seasonal allergies from tree and grass pollen? Essential oils may help you support your bodily systems and rescue you from some symptoms. In our home, they've helped me turn our medicine cabinet into a health cabinet. I use them on an almost-daily basis, and not just for allergies. But allergies was the first reason! What are essential oils? Essential oils are made from the essence of a … [Read more...] about Spring Allergies: Essential Oils to the Rescue
What illnesses are the most common, costly, and preventable in our nation and other industrialized countries? Chronic disease. In the U.S., 86% of the nation’s $2.7 trillion annual health care expenditures are for people with chronic and mental health conditions. And heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and chronic respiratory illnesses lead the list. But … [Read more...] about Reduce Your Risk of Chronic Disease
Once you've determined your health vision and set some goals around it, it's time to set yourself up for success. Yesterday's step focused on creating a healthy-living "echo chamber" to help keep our minds focused on healthy habits. Next step: Pay attention to how our home and work spaces serve us. I've found that we must prep our environment so that it supports our efforts. So what's … [Read more...] about Step 3: Prep Your Environment for Success
When I think about what health coaching did for me as a client, I look around my home in amazement, and with a sense of peace. I had been stuck for a long time in one particular area of my life. But I never considered how it might be affecting my health, because it wasn't in an obvious "health" area such as nutrition or exercise. When I enrolled in the professional health coach training … [Read more...] about What Health Coaching Did for Me
Imagine retreating to a spa, spending the whole day breathing deeply, taking care of yourself, and rejuvenating your body and spirit. But time and money can get in the way of that reverie, so we also need quick and inexpensive ways to create our own mini-spa experiences at home. One of my favorites is to combine simple ingredients into a sugar scrub that can be rubbed on hands, elbows, knees … [Read more...] about Making a Simple Sugar Scrub for a Spa Experience
After decades of attacking cancer with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, it appears that we have a new kid on the block – immunotherapy. Former President Jimmy Carter took a new immunotherapy drug as part of his treatment for metastatic melanoma and in December announced he no longer had any detectable cancer in his body. In March, as Carter announced that doctors were stopping his … [Read more...] about Immunotherapy, What’s That?