What is the best tick repellent for humans, you ask? Well, have you heard of Permethrin spray? When it comes to repelling ticks, avoiding Lyme Disease, and buying tick repellents… we recently learned a little secret from the U.S. Military. It’s called Permethrin! If it’s good enough for the Department of Defense, then it’s good enough for us. Here’s why we use Permethrin anytime we go in the woods now. By the way, it repels both ticks AND mosquitoes… far better than DEET-based products do.
My husband received a melanoma diagnosis from a mole on his arm. You can see in his skin cancer photos how the mole grew and changed colors over 6 years. Here’s what we’ve learned about the best melanoma treatment options, what the melanoma stages of cancer mean, and what melanoma looks like. We hope you’ll find this information helpful if you or someone in your family is diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer.
I suffer from ongoing neck pain. My favorite ‘adjustment’ at the chiropractor’s office (up til now) has been what I refer to as ‘the neck crack’ or ‘that one that twists your neck’. Then, I read about the dangers of having a chiropractor crack your neck, so I studied up on it. Here’s what I’ve learned about neck manipulation — both from having it done myself and from talking to my chiropractor and others about it.
If you have trouble sleeping or can’t sleep at night due to insomnia, you’ll appreciate these tips from a former insomniac. See what causes insomnia, tips for treating insomnia yourself, and how to fall asleep fast — starting tonight!
Spring is in the air and so are insects like bees, wasps, and mosquitos! An allergic reaction to bites or stings from any of these can be very scary… and sometimes even fatal. Always keep Benadryl on hand and know these allergic reaction symptoms to watch for — to keep your kids, your pets, and yourself safe.
Do you have a ganglion cyst? I do! I’ve had it for years — it comes and goes. Here’s what I’ve learned about Ganglion cysts, ganglion cyst treatment, and ganglion cyst removal. Basically a ganglion cyst does not require treatment, but if it’s causing you pain or is just in a bad spot then you might want to have it surgically removed. Here’s what I’ve learned.
I see a chiropractor for back, neck, and shoulder pain. My chiropractor gave me his tips for the best sleep positions, how to keep your body in alignment yourself, and how to treat lower back pain — so I’m sharing them with you.
Having an MRI scan? I just had my first one and here are the 13 things I wish I had known before having an MRI. Between the clothing removal and the hammering sounds, I was nervous. But you don’t have to be — here’s why…
To help us enjoy our days, weeks and months on the Atkins Diet this time… we’ve found 10 snacks & desserts that make the dieting process a little bit easier and a whole lot more FUN!
I had a full hysterectomy at the age of 50, nine years after having a laparoscopy to remove endometriosis. Here are my best tips if hysterectomy surgery is in your future.
To help other women in the same boat as me, I did a lot of research – before and after my full hysterectomy – and took lots of notes detailing exactly what my experience was like.
A number of helpful essential oils for ears listed here. See why I like Basil, Helichrysum & Cajeput as the top 3 for earaches, hearing loss & ringing ears.
Wonder if you should get the BRCA test or not? Me too! Here’s what you need to know about BRCA testing – to help you decide if you should do it or not.
Like frozen pizza? Addicted to sugar? These aren’t healthy choices if you suffer from high blood pressure – like me. 5 simple high blood pressure diet tips.
A healthy salad starts with healthy ingredients. Here’s how to make a healthy, substantial salad that won’t leave you hungry or nutritionally deprived.
On antibiotics or meds for blood pressure, thyroid, or cholesterol? Watch for medication interactions if you eat bananas, fiber, soy, dairy, greens, or grapefruit!
Can’t sleep? Feeling stressed? Deep breathing exercises can be done anywhere to provide relief fast. Here’s how to do the 478 breathing exercise plus 3 more
Tired of allergies and OTC medications? Incorporate these natural allergy remedies into your life – from neti pots to steam baths. You’ll finally get relief.
Nervous about donating blood? These 5 simple steps will help you avoid negative side effects when giving blood. So there’s no reason to be nervous anymore!
Frequently constipated? Feel bloated & gassy? Here are 4 ways to get constipation relief… naturally. The fastest one: raise your knees!
Karma Yoga teaches you how to detach from your ego and practice mindfulness in order to provide selfless service daily — because kindness matters.
A LOT of my friends and relatives have had total knee replacement surgery. You probably have some fears about the surgery & questions about the recovery. Here’s what you need to know.
I always started sneezing and coughing when the real Christmas tree was brought into the home. My parents joked that maybe I had tree allergies. Actually, it was most likely Christmas tree mold! Here’s what you need to know about tree mold BEFORE you bring a Christmas tree into your home. There are many tricks and alternatives to suffering from tree allergies this holiday.
Many who are suffering from fatigue & muscle pain are quick to assume they’ve got fibromyalgia. 5 other illnesses have the same symptoms. Here’s how to tell
A low carb diet like the Atkins Diet one of the easiest, most effective ways to lose weight fast. Here are the low carb foods we eat, plus low carb recipes!