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The Magnolia Family

Magnoliaceae The Magnolia is one of my most favorite flowers and it reminds me of my move to Charleston, SC from New Hampshire. On our first visit, while my husband and I were exploring the city, I was in awe of the Magnolia trees. Their large branches and leaves made me curious but what caught my attention the most was the crisp white flowers. Many … Read More The Magnolia Family

The Orchid Family

Orchidaceae The orchid holds a special place in my heart. When showing off, it has beautiful flowers which can last quite a long time but then it happens… The flowers begin to shrivel up one by one, fall off, and for some people, never show their beauty again. This is when they come to me. Some of the people around me know that I have open … Read More The Orchid Family

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 people will spring into action by applying the RICE … Read More Inflammation and its Relation to Psychoneuroimmunology

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The Truth about Detoxing

if you detox in a healthy, supportive manner, you can achieve lasting results in weight loss, energy gain and full-body health. 

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Essential Oils for Dogs

Lately I have been getting some questions about the safety of essential oils and dogs….

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 […]

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Turmeric

You might know from my Instagram and Facebook feed that my husband and I spent a long weekend in NYC.  We rode bikes EVERY DAY – up to about 30 miles a day!  We loved it so much that when we got home, we dusted off our bikes and hit the road!  Bike riding in NYC in June vs. Charleston, SC is very different … Read More Turmeric

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Recipes

Some of my favorites!

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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 […]

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Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine is not a new idea. Hippocrates, the father of medicine recognized the value of food as medicine many centuries ago. He had a philosophy, Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food […]

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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 […]

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Curious about FDN and Holistic Health Coaching?

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) is a type of detective work that identifies the underlying causes and conditions that cause disease instead of treating symptoms. Using functional lab work, I recognize patterns of imbalance in the body […]