Pain Meds: The Last Resort?

What is pain? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary; pain is the physical feeling caused by disease, injury, or something that hurts the body. Why is pain important? A pain signal is sent to the spinal cord or the brain and tells the body that something is wrong and there is tissue being damaged. For example, … Continue reading Pain Meds: The Last Resort?


Tea Tree Oil

The ultimate skin healing solution! With people living busier lives, stress has its way of showing itself. Some people can deal with it gracefully, but others, not so much. For most people, acne is a 'teenage thing' that goes away when our hormones straighten out after adolescence. Stress and other external pressures, such as diet, … Continue reading Tea Tree Oil


How can something this healthy, taste so good? Cherries come into season starting in June and continue throughout the summer months. There are several types of cherries, with different nutritional benefits. For instance, sweet cherries are high in fiber and vitamin C; whereas, sour or tart cherries have higher amounts of both vitamin C and … Continue reading Cherries

Sugar Substitutes

The Not-So-Sweet Truth. Alternative sweeteners are considered 'non-caloric' or 'veried calories sugar substitutes'. Often considered by diabetics and those trying to lose or control their body weight. Alternative sweeteners are much sweeter than the nutritive sweeteners (lactose, maltose, glucose, sucrose, invert sugar, and fructose.) Alternative sweeteners: Saccharin (Sweet'n Low) Aspartame (Nutrasweet/Equal/Amino Sweet) Neotame Acesulfame-K (Sunett) Sucralose … Continue reading Sugar Substitutes


Indian gold... Turmeric has been utilized for over 4,000 years as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive and liver problems, skin diseases, and wounds. Curcumin, the most studied ‘active-ingredient’ in turmeric, is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants search out and remove free radicals in the body. These free radicals are molecules that damage cell membranes, alter DNA, … Continue reading Turmeric