What is Rolfing?

What is Rolfing?

  What is Rolfing? Such a weird word to say, but such a great technique for body aches and pains. I have been to two Rolfers in my life and each time, the relief afterwards was incredible. Christie Tufano was the Rolfer I went to for Advanced Rolfing, when I…

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Are you “Crunchy”? or “Woo-Woo”? What does this mean?

Are you “Crunchy”? or “Woo-Woo”? What does this mean?

    I consider myself “crunchy” and “woo-woo”. But, what does this even mean? What does it mean to me, what does it mean to you? I guess I have high standards for myself, I want to continue to improve myself every day. I strive to be as natural as I…

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Easy Natural Henna Hair color, Review Light Mountain Natural Hair Color

Easy Natural Henna Hair color, Review Light Mountain Natural Hair Color

When I was researching how our bodies become so full of toxic bromide, I was appalled. It wasn’t just pesticides, brominated oils and added to sports drinks and sodas, flame retardants, new carpet and paint, yeast conditioners found in most bakery items… I thought I was free of those things,…

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Can Himalayan Salt Be a Miracle Cure for Acid Reflux?

Can Himalayan Salt Be a Miracle Cure for Acid Reflux?

I finally found a study about how mineral salt (82 minerals, to be exact!) encouraged the natural production of stomach acids and very quickly brought it all back into balance. If you Google Himalayan or mineral salt and heartburn, all kinds of articles will come up on it….

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How I Cured Myself from GERD: Acid Reflux “Disease”

How I Cured Myself from GERD: Acid Reflux “Disease”

I was diagnosed with acid reflux (also called GERD for Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) in 1999. My doctors put me on medication, and then stronger medication, then the strongest medication, then increased my dosage to twice a day. Still, it got progressively worse over the course of four years. Finally my doctor told me the only option was surgery, or I would ruin my voice, and ultimately, my career as an opera singer. Also, I was afraid of Esophageal Cancer, which can happen with the constant acid wash in the esophagus. My reflux was so bad; I could get it from just drinking water! Believe me, my case was not mild. So, I talked to a few singers who had had the surgery, and did some research. Turns out, the surgery is quite severe. Essentially, the doctor twists the upper stomach around the esophagus and stitches it into place. This keeps your stomach sphincter from opening and washing acid into your esophagus. The effect is like having your stomach stapled. Side effects include diarrhea for a year or more, and surgery failure occurs in 85% of patients within 15 years. You should know that when your stomach is made smaller by surgical means, your body could easily suffer from malnutrition. You have to be very, very careful about what you eat. So, I set out to read everything I could and to find out how I could cure myself naturally. And, the results were really surprising! I found the cause, and I cured myself, and since then (beginning of 2002) I have had no problems. I’ll tell you what I found through reading and my own experience. First, I found a way to keep the symptoms of acid reflux away for 6 months at a time. Then, I found the cause – the root cause – of my reflux.

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How I Cured My Gallbladder Stones Naturally

How I Cured My Gallbladder Stones Naturally

You NEED your gallbladder. Your body NEEDS healthy natural fat, especially your brain, which is 65% fat. If you stop eating fat, your gallbladder will stop working period. I did this technique over a year ago, and I still eat a high fat diet and am perfectly fine, without pain or supplements for my gallbladder.

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Natural Lice Preventative

Natural Lice Preventative

I’d rather prevent lice, than end up with it. Really, just the thought of lice freaks me out. So, after the first scare of the dreaded email, that someone in Sunday School had lice, I started wondering what I could do to prevent it. Here is my recipe.

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Book Recommendations

Book Recommendations

Sometimes people ask, Where do I start? Here are some books & links (links are underlined in light blue) I recommend.

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Heal Thyself

Heal Thyself

People often ask me how I got into natural remedies and Naturopaths, acupuncture, etc. Well, the reason is basically, because Western Medicine failed me, over and over. Now I’m not saying that I never turn to it.. obviously in some cases, we need antibiotics, surgery, bone settings, c-sections (sometimes), etc. They are life-savers. But when it came to my own health journey, I found more problems with traditional American medicine.

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Natural Poison Ivy Remedies

Natural Poison Ivy Remedies

Don’t ask me how I know. I will save you from a picture of my legs, covered in poison ivy rash for more than a week. I’m out of long skirts to wear in this 85˚F heat. It’s also all over my arm and other spots all over.. neck, chest.. sigh. In my desperation, I found a few really useful remedies…

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