Nourishing Yourself In Pregnancy

“When you’re pregnant you’re eating for two” is an old saying that deserves a closer look. Obviously, it doesn’t mean you should be eating twice as much as before. But let’s delve a bit into what’s different now and how to approach this important dimension of your journey to growing your family. These days, many [...]

Shoulders Are a Climber’s Achilles Heel

How come so many climbers develop shoulder problems? Almost all my friends, most of whom have been climbing for years if not decades, have been sidelined by acute or chronic shoulder injuries at times. I’m no stranger to this issue myself. Orthopedists primarily use imaging diagnostics such as x-rays and MRIs to look for structural [...]

Stress Relief From Mother Nature

If you feel anxious and stressed, take a deep breath. Really! A sense of overwhelm, feelings of anxiety and depression, as well as nervous exhaustion are extremely common. Most of us experience them in one form or another sometimes in our lives. For some of us, however, they can become a state that we find [...]

Caring For Your Lymphatic System

Most people have only a vague notion of what their lymphatic system is or does, so I decided to provide an overview of this marvel of your anatomy and physiology, along with a few tips to care for the health of your lymphatic system naturally. The lymphatic system lives a bit in the shadow of [...]

How to Take Herbs

The wonderful and wondrous world of botanical medicine appeals to the layperson as much as to the professional health care provider. Botanical medicine has been the trusty companion of humanity since our earliest days. Our ancestors had intimate knowledge of the flora and fauna in their environment both for nourishment and healing. They may have [...]

Menopause: A Transition Not to Be Missed

Every good thing comes to an end, I like to say; and that applies to our reproductive capacity, too. But that doesn’t mean life after menopause is a complete drudgery and not something to look forward to. Au contraire! What’s in store? Actually, many women are looking forward to the freedom and stability the ending [...]

What You Can Do to Conceive a Healthy Baby

Are you thinking about starting our growing your family? You and your partner may be wondering what you can do to improve your chances of conceiving naturally and bringing a healthy baby into this world. In the last several years, we have learned a lot about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to improve the [...]

Supporting Insulin Resistance Naturally

I don’t know how many people I’ve heard from lately who gained weight during the pandemic. More than I can count! Weight gain mainly results from changes in your daily habits, especially reduced physical activity and increased consumption of calories like those types that rapidly increase your blood sugar and stress your insulin; in rarer [...]

Getting Healthier, One Step At a Time

A perennial question that keeps cropping up is how to get and stay healthy—whatever that means for you. Maybe you’ve gained unwanted weight, your digestion is giving you trouble, sleep and energy are not what you’d like them to be, or your doctor told you that your blood pressure, blood sugar, or cholesterol is too [...]

Sustainable Self-Care For Women

I recently had the opportunity to speak about women’s health with a lovely gathering of fellow alumnae of the University of Rochester, where I was a graduate student at the Eastman School of Music many years ago. Women’s health is one of my favorite subjects, and I’ve devoted the last 20 years of my professional [...]

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