Mad for Manuka

Mad for Manuka

Oh honey, how I do love my manuka honey! I’ve been using the skincare line for close to a year now, and if one more person tells me I can’t possibly be old enough to have seen the Grateful Dead in concert back when Jerry Garcia was alive, ...
Call Me Cave Girl

Call Me Cave Girl

That’s it. I’m going paleo. I’ve been reading about the paleo diet for years, and I’m finally giving it a try. Intuitively, I’ve been gravitating in this direction–I just feel like going back to nature (lean meats, ...
Moo-ving on from Milk

Moo-ving on from Milk

I’m a woman getting to be around the age where I care about my bones. The irony?   Lactose intolerance appears to be another milestone that comes with this age! It’s not so bad that I can never have dairy, but let’s just say that if ...
Not Tonight Honey, I Have a Headache

Not Tonight Honey, I Have a Headache

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I hate to sound like some kind of old-fashioned 1950s housewife TV character, but I’m not really sure I’m gonna be in the mood for romance (sorry, sweetie!) because it feels like someo ...
3 Different Detoxes for 3 Different Body Types

3 Different Detoxes for 3 Different Body Types

I do a detox cleanse every once in a while, after I’ve been eating out too often and my jeans feel like they’ve shrunk in the wash (when I haven’t actually washed them.) A good detox is an energizing pick-me-up as much as it’s ...
Oil of Oregano…for Every Ache and Woe

Oil of Oregano…for Every Ache and Woe

I try not to take traditional medicine unless it’s absolutely necessary, as in: I’m on my deathbed, gasping for breath. (And my boyfriend teases me that even if I were on my death bed, I’d ask for a tincture of apple cider vinegar a ...
End the Acid Trip With “Alkaline” Foods

End the Acid Trip With “Alkaline” Foods

When I first heard the phrase “toxic acid overload” on my fave TV health talk show yesterday, I thought it sounded like the name of a 1980s heavy metal band. But it turns out that there are “acid-forming” foods that can caus ...