Natural Health Tips for Mind and Body

Cranberries and Urinary Tract Infections: Do they work? When and Why do they work?

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Who has had a UTI? I think we all have, so hopefully my little drawing to the left is relatable. If you get a UTI, “Urine for it” is right. The urgency, the stinging, the frequency…not a good time. Chronic UTIs are awful. Doctors will prescribe antibiotics, but they often lead to yeast infections and […]

Fish Oil/ Omega 3s for Depression: The Evidence Both For & Against, Part 2

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In the last blog I explained the different theories for depression. They’re will probably be 20 more theories in 20 years, but that’s how research and science works.  What follows is a current comprehensive summary of the studies that support using omega-3 fatty acids for depression and the studies that don’t.  Before you go on,  […]

The Many Theories of Depression that You’ve Never Heard Of: How Omega Three Fatty Acids Might Help

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Part I: The Theories of Depression:  Major Depression is a chronic, disabling illness that affects millions of people worldwide. The World Health Organization predicts it will become the main cause of disability by the year 2020, for both developed and developing nations. Treating depression is expensive. It is estimated that depression will cost us 13.4 […]

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

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  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

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  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…

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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

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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 […]

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