Benefits of A Good Cup of Coffee!

I personally do not drink coffee because it makes me hyperactive and jittery. I can honestly say that after drinking one cup of coffee while working on the night shift in the intensive care unit; I gave 26 bed baths and changed all the beds for the patients in the unit that night. Many American’sContinue reading “Benefits of A Good Cup of Coffee!”

Truth About Menopause

Menopause is a sign that the reproduction hormones have decreased. Both sexes experience menopause. Women experience hot flashes, insomnia and a decrease in vagina fullness. According to Rozen and Oz (2005) the onset for men is gradual and not as clearly defined. Dr. Northrup stays “healthy ovaries continue to make small amounts of hormones forContinue reading “Truth About Menopause”

The Wondrous Pineapple

Pineapples grow in the ground and are naturally sweet. The enzymes and antioxidants found in the fruit have health benefits that are low in calories and rich in minerals. There are two types of pineapple in the United State. Cylinder-shaped, with small spiky leaves known as the “Smooth Cayenne”, and the “Extra Sweet” variety thatContinue reading “The Wondrous Pineapple”

Essential Oils

Essential oils can be an alternative for over the counter pain medications, a sleeping aid, like lavender, or have the benefits of eucalyptus that has both analgesic, antiseptic and antiviral effects. Essential oils have been used for centuries to assist in healing and treatment. These oils were used in Biblical times, ancient Egypt, Greece andContinue reading “Essential Oils”

Five principles of self-healing and wellness.

According to Dr. Maoshing Ni, (2008) the five principles of self-healing and wellness include: 1. diet and nutrition, 2. herb and supplements, 3. exercise and acupuncture, 4. lifestyle and environment, 5. mind and spirit. I subscribe to everything on this list but acupuncture, . Please consult your physician before changing or stopping any medication. RememberContinue reading “Five principles of self-healing and wellness.”

Depression

Recently the First Lady, Michelle Obama, stated in her podcast that she was experiencing low grade depression due to the exhausting pandemic and resurgence of the fight for racial justice. “These are not, they are not fulfilling times, spiritually,” she said. “I know that I am dealing with some form of low-grade depression. Not just becauseContinue reading “Depression”

COVID-19 Testing

According to the FDA website there are two types of COVID-19 testing. A diagnostic test, that can show if you have an active coronavirus infection and if positive you should take steps to quarantine or isolate yourself from others. Currently there are two types of diagnostic tests which detect the virus – molecular tests, suchContinue reading “COVID-19 Testing”

What Are the Benefits of Lemons?

Hot lemonade has been used for the flu since the Roman empire. Lemons are very acidic and makes a great deterrent to bacteria and viruses, but highly alkalizing to the body when digested. This is because lemons are high in vitamin C, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and an excellent expectorant. Lemons also contains a plethoraContinue reading “What Are the Benefits of Lemons?”

The Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is a popular spice, native of Southeast Asia. It is also consider an essential oil and used as a medicine or in food or drank as a tea. Uses: Nausea, dizziness, vertigo, stimulates circulations and body warmth. The root can be used for stiffness, mobility, swelling, pain and congestion To make a ginger teaContinue reading “The Benefits of Ginger”