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Recently on a flight back from California I met a flight attendant who was suffering for years with lower back problems (Sciatica). Her request for help reminded me of the hundreds of people who have used my input to rid themselves of this painful condition....

Asthma is a growing epidemic even though it isn’t contagious. Asthma affects 12-15 million Americans, including approximately 10%-12% of children under age 18. Asthma occurs at any age even though it seems to occur more often in people under the age of 40. There are strong...

I am constantly speaking of “allergies and sensitivities” being linked to many major health challenges. Conditions such as eczema, depression, ADD, ADHD, IBS, Arthritis, Diarrhea, Migraine, Respiratory problems and more all have a link back to this subject.  The usual skin test your allergist may perform...

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America website (, “an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from all types of allergies (1 in 6 Americans) including indoor/outdoor, food & drug, latex, insect, skin and eye allergies. (Allergy prevalence overall has been increasing since the early...

For most, combining the words Healthy and Aging in the same sentence might seem out like mixing oil and water. Yet, we all want to “age gracefully” and live active, vibrant lives.  Is it possible to be healthy as we age? Of course it is...

All that special holiday food often causes even the healthiest eaters to overindulge causing heartburn, reflux, indigestion and bloating.  Perhaps you are eating too much protein, or combining the wrong foods.  Your solutions could be as simple as a few natural supplements. Indigestion can mean...

Essential oils have been used by “healers” for centuries. These oils can be used in several ways including aromatically and topically.  Aromatherapy and the topical use of these oils has been thought of by many to be a form of snake oil, but in recent...

Mental clarity issues are becoming a very hot topic these days.  Parents now come to me looking for something to help their children as well as themselves.  There are a multitude of reasons we can suffer from decreased “mental” power.  Issues like not enough sleep,...