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  • The Liberty of Letting Go and Leading Free

    The value that you place on attitude in everyday life makes all the difference in your assertiveness and overall outlook. Being mindful of the way you perceive the world is pivotal. Do you engage in positive self-talk, or do you tend toward self-pity? Side-stepping your perceived hindrances, maintaining your enthusiasm, and empowering your ego are all useful tactics to practice. Confidence at the Crossroads and Leaving Idealism in the Dust Attitude is that magic point where self-assurance intersects with authority. When you can comfortably be your authentic self, commanding confidence can seem like you’re strolling down easy street. But...

  • The Garden: We’re in It Together

    Find a partner,” one of the facilitators said. “When you do, draw an invisible line between the two of you and each take a turn trying to get the other to cross over to your side.” This was the icebreaker exercise that introduced a forty-hour mediation and conflict-resolution certificate training sponsored by the law school of the university near where I live. I registered for the course in the midst of a career change; a couple of years after leaving an executive job in non-profit management and before a dive ahead into the world of alternative healing and neo-shamanic...

  • Explore Your Unique Gifts with Agnes Daddona of Intuitive Counseling

    I had the pleasure of having an intuitive reading with Agnes Daddona last month and was blown away by her authenticity, accuracy and just how amazing the process was. This is an excerpt of my reading! First, Agnes invited my angels and spirit guides to work with us on healing and bringing divine guidance. She first asked me my birthday to find the doorway to my soul so she can view my soul history. She quickly had a vision of a river running and an intense feeling that spirit wouldn’t let her go. This meant there will be much...

  • The Herbal Treatment for Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disturbance problems in America. It ruins the sleep of 25 million Americans with likely millions more un-diagnosed sufferers. The condition prevents the sleeper from entering REM and Delta sleep causing them to become anxious, cantankerous and tired during the day. There are very serious health consequences of prolonged sleep disturbance and deprivation. When diagnosed, the patient is told to lose weight, drink less alcohol and quit smoking. Beyond that, surgery is offered, though it is painful and has provided only limited success. Dental mouth-pieces can be difficult to sleep with...

  • Lifestyle Medicine for Diabetes and Hypertension

    COVID-19 and current events have all culminated into a proverbial stress-test for the American nation. This stress has increased not only on the mental-emotional level of the collective, but has also revealed weaknesses in many social structures, including American healthcare and the nation’s chronic disease burden. This is evident as statistics are starting to reveal that those who are more susceptible to severe illness from COVID-19 include older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, obesity and lung disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2017-2018 the prevalence of obesity...

  • How Do I Age Gracefully?

    Though aging is inevitable, some people find it difficult to deal with the changes that come with getting older. While dreading some wrinkles and sagging isn’t uncommon, there’s so much more to aging…but gracefully? You can either do nothing or you can meet aging head on and keep the signs of aging at bay for quite some time. You can easily deal with your skin, knowing you’ve done something different than most, to protect it and feed it everything it needs to optimize its health and thereby restore your body and skin to its optimal youth. Now that is...

  • To Your Health, Your Life and Your Future

    In our new reality, school at home is out for the summer; restaurants, beaches, camps and local pools are or aren’t open. We have started the re-entry from the shut-down we experienced from COVID-19. We are facing loss or change of routine, emotional uncertainty, shifts in financial resources, food availability and new awareness of the inequality of the racial divide. Then, add on the political stress. We, as a society, have become over-stressed and overloaded. We wear our face masks, stay socially distant and go about our lives with the threat of COVID-19 as our constant companion. We are...

  • Own Your Wealth with Confidence!

    This year dynamic health, economic, and financial developments have tested the strength and resolve of people around the world. In February, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a high of 29,551 and the S&P 500 reached a high of 3,386. A little more than a month later, both had fallen by over 30%. Investors have experienced a variety of emotions as they have watched the values of their accounts change rapidly and significantly. While it is impossible to predict with certainty either when or how much investments will rise or fall, it is possible to control pieces of your...

  • How to Survive the Next Pandemic

    In the midst of a pandemic we are surrounded by uncertainty. Many have lost loved ones, lost jobs or businesses, are experiencing financial stress, or barely survived those last few weeks of homeschool with little ones at home. The information about the pandemic is confusing. Fear and anxiety have most certainly taken center stage, while our health has been pushed aside. This seems to be our modern human response to a crisis, taking care of ourselves is the thing we are most willing to sacrifice. Our health is our most valuable asset and the ability to survive a pandemic...

  • CBD’s Minor Cannabinoids & Terpene Blends “Science Made Simple”

    In this amazing world of CBD there has been much talk of our bodies and the wonders of our very own Endocannabinoid System including how receptors in this system interact with Cannabidiol (CBD). While there are more exciting possibilities to continue exploring in these US-Industrial Hemp oil extracts, being a plant-science company places this in a higher category of knowledge. Here, the Florida-based plant-science company, SunFlora breaks down some of the science involved with their popular brand, SunMed found exclusively in over 600 Your CBD Stores nationwide locations. Many companies in the industry are mainly focused on CBD in...

  • The Path to Aging Gracefully!

    Growing older is inevitable, but aging gracefully can make it an enjoyable journey rather than an experience many of us have come to fear. In a society obsessed with youth, we can develop beliefs that as we age, our lives and health become limited and undergo a decline. This need not be true on any level. You can enjoy prime-of-life vitality at any age by tuning into and taking care of your body, mind and spirit. We live in a world of instant gratification, so it seems natural to expect a magic pill to sort everything out for us. Aging...

  • Supporting Your Immune System During a Pandemic

    With the state of uncertainty that still lingers in the air surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, it is a good time to have a better handle on our health. In absence of a treatment, it is wise to make use of alternative methods to help control acquiring the infection and its severity. It is further supported by the Harvard School of Public Health to depend on good quality supplements to help reduce the risk of infection. Here are a few of the supplements that are supported by peer-reviewed studies to be helpful for supporting the immune system. Vitamin D3 Vitamin...

  • What is Causing the Increase in Preterm Birth?

    Every year, an estimated 15 million babies worldwide are born preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), and this number is rising, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO ranked USA 6th for greatest number of preterm births (PTB) in 2010, and in 2017 March of Dimes graded our nation as a “C” on their premature birth report card. In 2018, the USA had 1 in 10 babies as preterm births. Intrauterine infection and inflammation may account for up to 40% of PTB, but in many instances, the cause might be subclinical and difficult to detect. Preterm...

  • Respiratory Infections Can Be Treated Naturally

    According to the NIH, lower respiratory infections are a greater burden of disease worldwide than HIV, malaria, cancer and heart attacks. People who suffer from COPD, cystic fibrosis or asthma are especially prone. Treatment can be especially difficult when we don’t even know whether it is a virus, bacterium or fungus that we are battling. To make matters worse, the standard of care in allopathic (western) medicine has us taking pills. This systemic approach has the harmful drugs passing through the entire body and all of the organs while treating an invader that is primarily on the air-side of...

  • Immune Support for Lyme Disease

    The world has changed significantly over the past couple of months. We are in an unprecedented time and now more than ever many of our patients are asking what is best to support their physical and overall well-being during this time. Individuals with chronic disease conditions and weakened immune systems should be even more vigilant on maintaining their overall health. Many of our patients with chronic Lyme disease have to be mindful of the spread of the infection throughout the body and its potential impact. Lyme Disease Symptoms You may be wondering several questions. What is chronic Lyme disease...

  • Don’t Surrender to Menopause

    We’ve all heard the word menopause. If you are a woman, you’ve either been through menopause or are going to at some point. And yet, how much do we really know about it? Despite my background as a physician, I’m embarrassed to admit I failed to recognize my own menopausal symptoms. First, I lost my sleep, the most I could get was 3 hours. I felt tired all the time. I stopped exercising because I didn’t have energy and motivation. I gained weight. It was hard to make it through the day, even making dinner was an effort. I...

  • Grieving vs Mourning in the Time of COVID-19

    Grief is the emotional response to the loss of someone or thing that is important to you. Mourning is the process of acclimating to a life without that special someone or something. COVID-19 or the Coronavirus has disrupted our normal processes and rituals. In the March 2020 issue of Natural Nutmeg, I wrote an article on “The Fragility of Life”. That article was based on my experiences with two people who remain very important to me. One of them was my friend of 40 years, who unfortunately died at the end of March. Though his death was not attributed...

  • Have Faith in Yourself

    What makes the difference between surviving and thriving during this time? The answer…Your faith in yourself. Not faith of religion or the universe or anything outside of yourself. It is your level of consciousness and your mastery of your consciousness. We are being called to step up to a higher level of consciousness and mastery right now. I know it is easy to get caught up in fear, trust me. I own a small business with employees and our business is down 60% right now. I work on my faith in myself because power is always inside of us...