As the weather starts to get colder, you may notice that you aren’t the only one whose joints start to get achy. Older dogs, especially larger breeds, are just as prone to arthritis as we are. But PLEASE do not give your dog over the counter pain relievers!! Human medicines, such as ibuprofen, aspirin or … More Natural Ways to Relieve Your Dog’s Arthritis
Getting Ready for School to Start Back? Don’t Panic… As Summer’s long, lazy days transition into Autumn, we may be getting children and supplies ready for school, shopping, and planning for events and gatherings. In the midst of what can feel like a hectic and stressful time (combined with the full moon), remember to take … More Find Your Calm – Peace and Calming Oil
Aspartame is one of the most common artificial sweeteners in use today. It is sold under the brand names NutraSweet® and Equal®. Aspartame is made by joining together the amino acids aspartic acid and phenylalanine. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and are found naturally in many foods. Aspartame is used in many … More Are You Still Consuming Aspartame?
If you suffer from Arthritis, you may have noticed that what you eat or avoid eating can contribute to your ongoing symptoms. This isn’t just in your head — there are foods that have been medically proven to increase ongoing joint inflammation. This article from Healthline has a good list of inflammatory foods and the … More Put Down the Milkshake! Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid when You Have Arthritis
Why is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity So Hard to Diagnose? To many people, gluten sensitivity is a “made-up disease” and, while it’s true that Science has yet to determine exactly what makes people react to gluten (is it really gluten? is it a protein in the wheat? Pesticides and fertilizers used on wheat?), the fact remains … More Gluten Domino Effect
We all know that moving our bodies (even when it’s uncomfortable) is good for them, but when you have joint pain, fibromyalgia, knee problems, or other chronic aches and pains, it can be difficult to get moving enough to get your heart rate up. Running — outside or in place or on a treadmill — … More What’s the Best Low Impact Exercise For Me?
Is that gourmet cupcake habit making you miserable? Lots of foods are now being categorized as “inflammatory”, including sugar in general and gluten as a whole. But why is this? What truth is there to it? Inflammation is normally a completely healthy response to injury and infection; it sends immune cells and key nutrients to … More Sugar, Gluten, and Inflammation
With the weather starting to warm up, thoughts turn to getting out and walking, gardening, or boating. Don’t let arthritis stop you! The latest research indicates that low impact exercise is good for and in fact, necessary for those who suffer from arthritis. Below is a great article I found that was medically reviewed and … More Exercise and Arthritis
You know that a spritz of lemon essential oil will repel mosquitoes or cut through grease in a DIY cleaning solution, but what else are the citrus essential oils good for? Lots! Below are the most common uses for these often over-looked oils. Lemon Essential Oil De-goop, gunk, and gum – A few drops of … More Favorite Uses for Citrus Essential Oils
So you want to go gluten free? This doesn’t mean you can never have bread again! There are lots of great substitutes, and lots of not so great substitutes. Thanks to my own experiments and adventures in gluten free food, I’ve tried lots of them and the following are my highlights of the best and … More The Best Gluten Substitutes