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

Ladies, want to Arouse your Dormant Libido? Pass the Flax!

holistic health tip libido flaxWell, maybe. Since writing about the anti-cancer benefits of flaxseed on Eat and Beat Cancer,™ I’ve decided to indulge–been taking 2 Tablespoons ground flax/day  for 5 days now.  Holy moly! Continue reading

Cheap Holistic Thrills

holistic massage tool

photo courtesy of http://www.jitterycook.com

Check out these bongers. (No, I didn’t say “bongs.”) They’re simple tools for giving yourself a massage–especially in places you can’t easily reach. 

Bong away those knots in your traps. Bong the bottoms of your feet to stimulate circulation. Bong along the front and back meridians of your body–or even of your dog

And no batteries needed. They’re powered solely by your own hands. 

Who wants to give it a try and see if you can break up cellulite?  If you’ll show me yours, I’ll show you mine.