Take Responsibility

The good news is each of us is responsible for where we are and how we got here. Yes, our life is in the condition it is because of the choices we have made or didn’t make along the way. The up side of this reality is we have the power to change it if we don’t…

Video Games Won’t Keep Kids Fit

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Childhood obesity and sedentary lifestyles are a huge problem in modern society but in recent years active video games, which require physical movement to play, have been heralded by many as the solution to increasing child fitness. Now new research has contradicted this theory by showing that children who are given access…

Teach Children Gardening for a Natural Head Start in Life

(Health Secrets Newsletter) A  study conducted for Britain’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) found that encouraging children to learn gardening boosts their development by helping them become happier, more confident and more resilient.  In addition, gardening helps teach children patience and the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle. The study was conducted by researchers at…

Mullein is the Herb for Respiratory Disorders

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Mullein, a plant that grows in dry barren places, has been used for centuries because of its outstanding medicinal qualities. Its healing properties are found in its roots, leaves and flowers, and it has been effective in treating a variety of health conditions, especially respiratory disorders. Native Americans used the leaves of…

Make Easter Safer with Homemade Egg Dye

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Coloring boiled eggs has been a longtime Easter tradition.  So has including plenty of milk chocolate and other sugar-laden candies.  However, many of the food dyes commonly found on grocers shelves are synthesized from petroleum derivatives and even coal tar.  This year, provide a healthier Easter for your children by making your…

The Basics of Food Combining

(Health Secrets Newsletter) The number of people who suffer from digestive complaints such as indigestion, allergies, constipation, bloating and gas is incredible, and many people can’t understand why they continue to experience these symptoms even when they follow what they consider to be a healthy balanced diet. It may be that the root of the problem…

Failure Doesn’t Exist

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Funny thing about life — it is all about how you see things. In my world there are no such things as failure, defeat, misfortune or losing out. There are just opportunities to learn and grow.   Some people choose to see the proverbial glass as half full, some as half empty, and some…