All About Ashwagandha

  What is ashwagandha?  It’s one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic medicine due to its treatment of a wide variety of conditions, used since ancient times.  Its strength inspired its name, which means “the smell of a horse” in Sanskrit.  Not exactly a ringing endorsement, maybe, but this “superfood” is worth your time….

Balsamic Chicken and Veggies. Or Why I Love My Crockpot

I neglected to take photos of prepping this or after it was done so apologies in advance.  But this was absolutely delish. I picked up the recipe from Make It Fast, Cook It Slow by Stephanie O’Dea and made my own minor tweaks because I was missing a few ingredients. Ingredients: 6 boneless, skinless chicken…

The Ps and Qs of Your Pee

This may rank up there with gas, bloating and hemorrhoids but keeping an eye on your urine can tell you a lot about your health and lifestyle.  No special skills required – – just look before you flush.  So let’s dive into our pee! Urinating is your body’s way of detoxing.  What you consume, be…

What Obama’s Signing of the DARK Act Into Law Means for You

In just a few words, the DARK (Denying Americans the Right to Know) Act (or S. 764) is yet another way for corporations and the government to take away our rights; in this case, the right to have our food properly labeled so we know what we are putting into our bodies and those of…

Product Review: Zen Guru Acupressure Mat & Pillow

This little product proves that yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. I was fortunate enough to be gifted this marvel late last year by my  mother.  I have had back and neck issues since a car accident (don’t you just love drivers on their cell phones!)  and had begun experiencing extreme fatigue and joint…

As If You Needed More Reasons to Quit Soda

I get it.  I have an unnatural addiction to all things Dr. Pepper and/or Mr. Pibb (damn you, Pepper and Pibb).  I never developed a vice for coffee or sweets but these particular sodas?  Yep.  I used to drink 2-3 cans per day.  Gross, I know. I’ve gone cold turkey on them in the past,…

Can We Stop Body Shaming Now?

  This is a dirty little secret, isn’t it?  Basically all of us do it – – judging others on their appearance, on whether they need to lose (or gain) weight, how his butt looks in jeans or how big her thighs and hips truly are. I’m talking about body shaming.  I’ll admit, I’ve done…

How To Drink Your Water

You’d have to be living under a rock to not have heard the many benefits of drinking water throughout the day and choosing water over caffeine-laden beverages.  I’ll be the first to admit that I generally don’t crave water.  I’m a terrible Dr. Pepper/Mr. Pibb junkie when left to my own devices but consuming the…