Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Childhood Vaccinations (and a tangent about trans fat)

Currently, my personal concern is not a potential autism/mercury(thimerisol) link. I have spent hours, days, and weeks over the last several months reading every study I could find. I am not convinced one way or the other on this issue but … Continue reading

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Fiber- why you should probably be eating more- more than you ever wanted to know

Since my post on heart health two weeks ago, I have had several people ask me about fiber in their diet. I am not a doctor nor a degreed nutritionist. But I have been educated on nutrition over the years … Continue reading

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Top ten plants to purify indoor air

Top ten indoor plants for removing formaldehyde, benzene, TCE, and carbon monoxide from the air:

Bamboo Palm – Chamaedorea Seifritzii
Chinese Evergreen – Aglaonema Modestum
English Ivy- Hedera Helix
Gerbera Daisy- Gerbera Jamesonii
Janet Craig – Dracaena “Janet Craig”
Marginata – Dracaena Marginata
Mass cane/Corn Plant – Dracaena Massangeana
Mother-in-Law’s Tongue Sansevieria Laurentii
Pot Mum – Chrysantheium morifolium
Peace Lily – Spathiphyllum
Warneckii – Dracaena “Warneckii”

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Wild About Mushrooms

  Last night I used mushrooms for two different purposes that I loved, so I thought I would share them here along with a few brief tidbits on the wide array of benefits mushrooms may provide in your life.   … Continue reading

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My skin cancer story

This picture to the left is me in Jamaica the summer before the diagnosis. I did wear a hat everywhere but I wore SPF 4 most of the time that I worked there. One of those summers, I met some girls from Brazil who … Continue reading

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My top 10 favorite healthy snacks

Apples and almond butter- I prefer Gala apples chips and salsa- my favs are no fat blue corn chips and pineapple or mango salsa cheese and grapes- I love gouda a bowl of oatmeal and a glass of skim milk-  … Continue reading

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Heart Health- food and supplements

When on the pill or pregnant I suffered from PIH (pregnancy induced hypertension). I had it bad enough that it was suspected that my high blood pressure led to a seizure when I was pregnant= pre-eclampsia   I have a … Continue reading

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Cell phone radiation

Here is a link to look up your cell phone and see how much radiation it is emitting. http://www.ewg.org/cellphoneradiation/Get-a-Safer-Phone?allavailable=1 The current FCC’s limit is 1.6 watts per kilogram ( the level of my husband’s cell phone, bummer)   If this is not … Continue reading

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Amazing Benefits of GREEN TEA

I hope that you will find more than a decade’s worth of research about green tea’s health benefits — particularly its potential to fight cancer and heart disease—  more than intriguing, as well as these limited studies about green tea’s role in lowering … Continue reading

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