Containing Coronavirus:  Meet the Lamiaceae Family

Among the best herbs are rosemary, mint, basil and especially lemon balm –not pictured because it’s hard to find these days. A local grower promises he’ll have some in a few weeks.

But first, meet Dr. Jeanne M. Wallace– a PhD in nutrition specializing in diet and cancer and “among a small handful of gifted practitioners who has succeeded in synthesizing the complex and wide volume of available research in the field of integrative care.” (That’s Dr. Keith Block, MD, of Chicago’s Block Center for Integrative Cancer Care.)

Thankfully, Wallace is now turning her attention to synthesizing the research on nutrition and viral disease. Continue reading

Epsom Salts: Poop Away

holistic health tip constipationGot problems with constipation?

Try soaking in a bath with Epsom salts. They fill your pores with magnesium, a mineral that triggers peristalsis. Say what? Continue reading

Beans and Greens for a Healthy New Year

healthy foodsBack in the darker days of American history, African Americans brought in the new year with Hoppin’ John, a dish made from beans and greens. What a great idea, say the authors of “Becoming Vegan,” an award-winning guide to plant-based diets.  Continue reading