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A Metabolic Approach to Heart Disease

I have heart disease, but thanks to my metabolic cardiologist, Joel Kahn, MD, I can add life to my years even if I don’t add years to my life. I would much rather have a good quality of life rather than a quantity of life, hooked up to machines. What do you think? Would you take supplements […]

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Staycation and a Still

This year for Father’s Day, I got my husband a still. What man wouldn’t want a still? So during his vacation last week we stayed home and enjoyed playing. Heck everyone from Chicago vacations here…why shouldn’t we? We didn’t have to pack.  And think of the gas we saved. Who says you have to go […]

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Growing My Gut Garden

Microbiome, it’s the new buzzword in the medical community, and it should be. Do you know the bacteria in our gut comprise 10 times the number of cells than in the rest of our entire body? It only makes sense to treat the gut in order to heal the rest of the body. This has […]

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Lavender Fields Forever

Lavender is known for it’s calming properties, aiding in alleviating anxiety, depression, insomnia and stress. Who couldn’t use a little dose of that? Did you know that lavender can offer so much more?  Lavender oil is also known for its anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties. It also has antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifying, hypotensive, and […]

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Oregano

“Joy of the Mountain”, or oregano, is the quintessential herb for healthy living. Did you know that oregano is an antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antioxidant, all in one? Who knew such a little plant could be so powerful? Farming According to the NY Times, a chicken farmer decided oregano was his method of farming on […]

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Lemon Balm

Need a stress buster? Try a cup of lemon balm and ginger tea to calm the jittery nerves, and ease the muscle tension that can lead to migraine headaches. Lemon balm is a great memory enhancer too. So next time you’re studying for a test, try a little lemon balm tea for a refreshing memory […]

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

There’s something about lemons in water that makes me feel so good. I feel more refreshed, I feel more hydrated than by drinking just water alone. Just smelling lemons puts me in a better mood. I wondered why. And hence I fell down another rabbit hole.  Oh…my ADD is kicking in, last night we saw “Alice […]

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An Apple a Day…But Vinegar?

An apple a day keeps the doctor away…right? Well, this is one way an apple may keep you from the doctor forever. If you’re lucky. Apple cider vinegar has more claims to cures than Carter has liver pills. But this one’s all natural and it’s been around almost forever. Dr. Kahn, my metabolic cardiologist, suggested […]

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