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.

Health Secrets of Popcorn

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Few foods are more popular than popcorn, but it’s important to know that all popcorn is not created equal. When it’s prepared the right way, popcorn is the most nutritious snack of all according to researchers. When it’s prepared the wrong way, it’s a death-dealing toxin.   The wrong way to eat popcorn is…

Spices Stop Blood Clots Better Than Drugs

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Spices do a whole lot more than liven up food. Research has found that the active ingredients in several common spices can help keep you alive by preventing platelet aggregation and blood clot formation up to 29 times better than aspirin, offering a much safer alternative to anti-clotting drugs such as Plavix.…