The dangers of black licorice root (13 weeks and 6 days left in 2020)

Many herbs have beneficial uses, that’s why we take the time to learn about them, cultivate them, and use them for various ailments. What many people don’t know could kill them… and sometimes it does. Years ago I wrote tea reviews. One company sent a delicious licorice root tea to me to review. I started…

Let’s talk about supplements & insulin glucose sensativity

America is such a prosperous nation that we can afford to eat for entertainment. Not because we are hungry. Not to fuel a workout or to recover from a workout but just because it is fun, or we are celebrating something, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I love to eat. I especially love to eat…

How much exercise do you need?

Twenty minutes of moderate exercise per day is a great place to start your exercise routine. This is just cardio and does not include weight training. Moderate physical activities include: Walking briskly (about a 15 minute mile) Bicycling (less than 10 miles per hour) General gardening (raking, trimming shrubs) Dancing. Golf (walking and carrying clubs)…

Herbs, prayer & Orthodoxy

“Is there any one among you suffering? Let him pray … Is any among you sick? Let him call for the presbyters of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will…

Mindful vs. mindless eating

Mindless eating is: Using food as comfort. There are entire cookbook and t.v. cooking shows dedicated to making ‘comfort food’. Eating mindlessly; in front of the t.v., while working, while out with friends, at social gatherings. Not paying attention to WHAT you are eating. Going for fast and convenient rather than healthy options. Taking a…

16 weeks from now

I don’t know about you, but 2020 has been a sad, cooped up ride. Like you’re in the Pope mobile. You can wave at the people around you but all you get to do is watch them live life while you’re stuck inside. Well, at least that is how it has been for me. Confession…