Inflammation and its Relation to Psychoneuroimmunology

An important part of the body’s immune response is inflammation, especially during acute trauma.  The inflammatory response during acute trauma helps to decrease the injury and maintain homeostasis. This might surprise some individuals who believe that inflammation is a bad sign.  For example, when an injury happens, like a twisted ankle, and inflammation occurs, most [...]

dōTERRA’s Top 10 Essential Oils

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a flower, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These are naturally occurring, volatile (change state quickly) aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants [...]

Pranayama and Meditation

I started meditating during yoga classes when I was 16 but really I  was meditating long before that.  As a child I spent a lot of time playing in nature and I just loved the feel of being in the woods.  We often had a houseful with my siblings and cousins so the woods were like my sanctuary [...]

Tips to Prepare for Menopause Long Before it Begins

To have a smooth transition through menopause it is important to balance your adrenals before the transition begins.  Menopause is a natural transition that occurs when your ovaries stop producing eggs.  There is a time frame for this process, late forties or early fifties, but where you fall is individualized [...]