Help the Endangered Monarch Butterfly

It’s official. The Monarch Butterfly is on the endangered species list. There was once billions, now it is millions. And although that sounds like a lot, it’s not. The continued downward trend of their population makes this an urgent post. Along with Monarchs, other butterflies and bees are disappearing too. What a colorless sky weContinue reading “Help the Endangered Monarch Butterfly”

Black Cherry Superpowers

I love cherries. I load up in summer. Sweet cherries have health benefits but the season is short. Off season I drink black cherry juice because it has amazing benefits for my health. Black cherries aren’t as sweet as the store bought cherries we know and love yet the juice is flavorful and yields someContinue reading “Black Cherry Superpowers”

Mushrooms for Our Health

The scientific study of mushrooms is mycology. If you are a mushroom enthusiast then you are a mycophile. My interest stems from the healthy benefits I get when eating or supplementing with them. I feel their magical little powers! In the previous article, I covered some mushroom basics. Here we will learn the benefits of specificContinue reading “Mushrooms for Our Health”

Your One True Love – Your Heart

Valentines Day and Heart Month bring to mind chocolate, candies, champagne, romance, right ventricle, left atrium…huh? February is also Heart Month, a chance to reexamine how we treat our hearts and know how important they are. There are multiple ways to help our heart health which add up to wholeness. Diet Try a Meatless MondayContinue reading “Your One True Love – Your Heart”

Drug-Free Stress Relief

When I was twenty years old, I decided to teach exercise classes. I had been going to a local Lucille Roberts gym and was a dedicated class member. The manager there would try and recruit me once per week, “Come on Kristin, you’d be a great instructor.” The truth of it was that I couldn’tContinue reading “Drug-Free Stress Relief”

Why is Vitamin D so crucial now more than ever?

The days are getting shorter, the sun is casting shadows in different spots in my yard and the nights require another blanket on the bed. September is here. Fall is lovely and there is much to be grateful for: pumpkin spice everything, warm fires, a brisk walk, fall TV shows and cozying up with aContinue reading “Why is Vitamin D so crucial now more than ever?”