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. Chief Editor Health Secrets.

Summer Salsa

Celebrate Summer with a Salsa Party Don’t let summer sneak away without introducing your friends to healthy, great-tasting, nutrient-packed food, and the kind of exercise that puts a smile on everyone’s face. It’s easy to plan a salsa party. All you need are three or four varieties of homemade salsa, something to put it on,…

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…