Little Red Pills: The Dangers of NSAIDs (ibuprofen)

October 20th, 2016

My friend Dr. Joe Tatta and I recently sat down to talk about a subject that I feel very passionately about, America’s obsession with popping ibuprofen and NSAIDs like they’re candy. (NSAID stands for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug).

I see patients EVERY DAY who, while seemingly informed, intelligent, fit and healthy, are also popping ibuprofen and other NSAIDs like it’s going out of style, completely unaware of the dangers. These drugs are over-the-counter, cheap, pretty red-colored and even covered in a sweet coating. They work wonders to decrease your […]

Sunshine in a Cup: “Golden Milk” Recipe!

October 8th, 2016

As fall has come and the temperature is dropping, I wanted to share a wonderful little recipe with you. Many of you may already know of this drink and for those who don’t, I hope you will try it. I call it Sunshine in a Cup, others call it Golden Milk or Turmeric Milk.

Curcumin is the active ingredient in the spice turmeric. Next week I will give you a solid list of reasons why I love curcumin, but for now, just trust me, you’ll want to […]

Winter is Coming: 10 Ways to Avoid Colds!

October 8th, 2016

You must have felt it in the air. I know I did. I went out to take the garbage the other night and was struck by the cold dampness in the air. My coconut oil is officially solid and my familiar spinal pain has returned. Some of you may know this pain, it’s like someone plugged your spine into an outlet and it lights up like a Christmas tree. Good times!

Winter is definitely coming. If you watch Game of Thrones and live in the Pacific NW, […]

10 Ways to Boost Oxytocin

October 4th, 2016

What to hugs and dogs have in common? Or, better yet, hugging your dogs?

If you know anything about me, you know that I love few things more than dogs, especially my dogs. To say that I’m a crazy dog lady would be an understatement, and I’m good with that. Any of you who share a deep symbiotic relationship with animals will understand.

Let me ask you this, do you know that feeling when you get a really good hug? […]