Natural Health Tips for Mind and Body

Unpasteurized Manuka Honey for Scars, Burns, Wrinkles: A Skin Panacea


  Honey, the sweet treat made from bees, has been used for thousands of years as an antibacterial ointment and topical wound healer. I’m a big fan of Manuka, and I’ll mention why below. Also, not all honey is created equally. While you can use the regular ol’ honey purchased in grocery stores, research has shown […]

An All-Natural, Nightly, Cave-Person Routine to Help You Fall Asleep & Fall Back to Sleep if You Wake Up


  Sick of not sleeping? Time to Sleep Live a Cave Person! Lots of folks ask me if they should wear the ZENBand throughout the night.  Everyone is different, but I recommend against it. I’m a fan of sleeping like a caveperson, because that is what has worked best for me and those I work […]

What Sugar do I Use? Regular, Artificial, Stevia, Monk Fruit…


I’m not a big sugar person, but I’m also not one of those “sugar is the enemy” people. My diet is rooted in moderation, not elimination. No matter what sugar you eat, Sucrose, Stevia, Splenda.., moderation is key. In the wellness world, it’s easy to fall prey to reductionism, or when we start labeling individual […]

Hypnobirthing, Pregnancy & Wisdom from OB/Gyn Dr. Marion Lacombe


Hypnobirthing is gaining traction in the United States, and more and  more birth professionals are becoming certified as hypnobirthing instructors. It’s already hugely popular overseas, and a lot of my ZENBand customers are pregnant women who use the bands for hypnobirthing. Still, many people in the states don’t know anything about it.  Here’s the lowdown: […]

How to Bounce Back from a Mental Breakdown: An Honest, Practical Approach

How to Bounce Back from a Mental Breakdown: An Honest, Practical Approach

By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH ( This was originally posted on The Mighty’s website) Bouncing back from a mental breakdown isn’t easy. In addition to restoring your mental health, you will need to potentially restore your reputation, relationships, job or school status and even your view of yourself. The stigma against mental illness complicates and […]

Myo-Inositol: For Bulimia, OCD & Panic Attacks?


Myo-Inositol is an isomer of glucose, or basic sugar, and naturally consumed in an average human’s diet. It is used in the phosphatidyinositol cycle, a metabolic process that helps mediate hormones, and it is also part of a second messenger system at the cellular level, including messenger systems that lead to the production of serotonin […]

New Findings on the Health Benefits of Chocolate


By Freelance Writer Cindy Trillo: Gone are the days when we considered chocolate a ‘guilty pleasure’. Over the past decade, scientists have finally jumped on the bandwagon, ‘proving’ something we already instinctively knew: chocolate is good for you! (Of course in moderation)  In this post we highlight just a few of the most interesting finding […]

Virtual Reality Can Enhance Exposure Therapy for Anxiety- Especially in Teens

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This is a Guest Post. Recently, Trevor McDonald wrote a post on teen depression and anxiety. He explored theories about why the teenage brain is more vulnerable to such conditions. While we have a lot of informational tidbits on mental ailments, it’s difficult to put them all together and paint a clear picture. Because of […]

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