3 Reasons to Consider Avoiding the Flu Vaccine

3 Reasons to Consider Avoiding the Flu Vaccine

This year’s flu season is already in full swing and so begins the Great Flu Debate of 2017, an annual discussion revisited each October at the start of the flu season, one which continues through the season’s peak in February and finally levels off sometime in May....
How Functional Medicine Treats Autoimmune Disease

How Functional Medicine Treats Autoimmune Disease

The conventional medical system is one that excels at acute care, such as when you are diagnosed with appendicitis or suffer a broken bone. In emergencies such as these, physicians are trained to prescribe specific drugs or surgery to treat your immediate symptoms....
The 7 Best Journals for Your Self-Care Goals

The 7 Best Journals for Your Self-Care Goals

Do you like to journal? The process of writing out your thoughts, intentions, and actions has been scientifically proven to clarify mental abilities and reduce stress. Are you attracted to beautiful, leather-bound journals with thick paper pages, and color-coordinated...
7 Friends Every Woman with Chronic Illness Needs

7 Friends Every Woman with Chronic Illness Needs

You know from firsthand experience that there is no greater litmus test for true friendship than a chronic illness diagnosis. There is nothing like an abrupt and life-changing shift in your health status to weed out the opportunists from the tried-and-true variety of...
Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Quiche

Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Quiche

Ingredients: Crust: 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup oil (olive or vegetable) 1/4 cup cold water (iced or refrigerated) Filling: 1 cup salmon fillet, shredded (fresh cooked or canned) 1 cup small broccollini florets, blanched and chopped...
7 Ways to Motivate Your Exercise Routine

7 Ways to Motivate Your Exercise Routine

It’s no secret that regular physical activity is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. According to the CDC, its benefits include weight management, stronger bones and muscles, improved mood and mental health, and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes,...
How to Cope with Chronic Illness as a Single Woman

How to Cope with Chronic Illness as a Single Woman

I understand firsthand the challenges of being a single woman with a chronic illness. On a practical note, the burden of financial support, household chores, and car repairs falls entirely on you. On a romantic note, finding intimate emotional support is more...
Fruit and Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Fruit and Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups water 1 cup quinoa 1 Tb. olive oil 1/2 yellow onion, diced bell pepper, diced 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup feta salt and pepper cilantro   Directions: 1. Place water and quinoa in saucepan and cover. Bring to boil,...