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Oh, my aching back!

I hear this all the time, and believe me, I’ve had my share of lower back problems over the years. Most of us will suffer low back pain eventually (according to this article in AARP magazine), and while there are dozens of “fixes” to be found, including surgery, I’ve recently found a little exercise program that gives outstanding results  …for anybody! My introduction to Dr. Eric Goodman was from my most fav Chiropractor, Dr. William Tikey.  But before I could…

The magic of herbs and spices.

A few years ago we were forced to stop using our standard seasonings …salt and pepper.   So, I’ve been experimenting with many other seasonings. Now we enjoy all our meals much more, and we’re getting lots more beneficial nutrients  …because of the rich array of herbs and spices we’re using today. The herbs we use the most are:Oregano (every day) “contains an impressive list of plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have disease preventing and health promoting…

Try Swishing with Coconut Oil

I’m always looking for new ways to improve my health, so when my dental hygienist Jody mentioned coconut oil pulling as being something a little weird, but likely very good for my mouth health …I decided to check it out. That was more than 6 months ago.  It was good advise.  I swish with a tablespoon of warm coconut oil for 15 – 20 minutes …nearly every day.  Outstanding results: healthier teeth and gums, better check ups. According to the…

Give yourself a “Happy” break!

The other day I watched a video that made me feel so good, I had to watch it again.  I laughed a lot (always good for health), and I learned some important things I can use to improve my own health and well being. Of course I want to share it with you, but I need to let you know it’s 32 minutes long. Don’t try to watch it now. Not while you’re trying to get through a ton of…

Enjoy aging …Really?

Celebrating my 80th birthday was huge for me,  because I’ve achieved this milestone with (what many call), incredible health …both mentally and physically.  I’m having a blast! I’ve known for a long time that the very best thing I can do for my loved ones, and for myself, is to maintain my good health and well being as I pile up the birthdays. Actually, that’s true for you too, isn’t it? Wouldn’t you love to live a healthier, happier life? …

Curb your worry …or else.

We all worry way too much …right?  It just seems to be automatic and out of our control.  And we know it’s not good for us, but did you know just how harmful excessive worry can be to our health? Here’s an article from Dec. 27, 2011 Psychology Today  in which David Ropeik starts the article by saying:   “Stress. It is probably one of the biggest risks we face. The more worried you are that you might get sick, the…

What’s my secret?

I love the reaction I typically get from a person I’ve just met, when they learn that I’ve just had my 80th birthday.  Shock, disbelief …and then they’ll ask: “What’s your secret?” My secret(s) is what I’m trying to share with friends like you in this monthly ‘Best Health’ bulletin, in hopes that you’ll benefit. Today I want to share what I’ve learned about the value of taking nutritional supplements.  I’m now convinced that: – We can’t get all the…

Mirror, mirror on the wall…

When I get up each morning, one of the very first things I do is look at my face in the mirror …and smile, for about 10 seconds. This brief little act is a very powerful way to start my day going just the way I want. A Google search on smiling shows numerous health benefits.  Here’s a good brief summary from About Health  Some of the benefits may surprise you. Psychologist Richard Wiseman, in his book The As If…

In Appreciation of Berries

It’s berry season and we’re enjoying a lot of fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries these days.  At least 2 cups each and every day …apiece.  Mostly strawberries and blueberries for the best nutrient hit, but raspberries and blackberries too …for the variety. Not just this time of year either.  We’re able to get fresh strawberries and blueberries nearly all year around now days.  Isn’t that great? Turns out, fresh berries deliver incredible health benefits we can’t get from any…

Stop taking vitamin/ mineral supplements?

In a recent editorial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a group of physicians who reviewed three studies published by other researchers concluded that the types of vitamin and mineral supplements sold by Melaleuca’s competitors are of no benefit to your health whatsoever. Worse than that, they may do more harm than good! Why did Melateuca bring this report to our attention? Because Melaleuca scientists announced this same finding nearly 5 years ago. Turns out, inorganic forms of minerals…