Barbara is a school psychologist, a published author in the area of personal finance, a breast cancer survivor using "alternative" treatments, a born existentialist, and a student of nature and all things natural.

Eat More Protein and Lose Weight

If you’re managing to eat 7 to 9 daily servings of fruits and vegetables, give yourself a pat on the back.  But don’t be tempted to cut back on protein to make room for all that produce.  Recent research has shown that getting a higher percentage of calories from protein helps people get slim and stay that…

Iodine and Its Health Benefits

There is a silent epidemic of iodine deficiency occurring in America.  For several decades, the primary source of this critical mineral has been iodized table salt. Because of the mantra to avoid salt, people have stopped reaching for the salt shaker. Even if they defied the diet police and salted their food, researchers found in…