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Diverticula are small, bulging pouches that can form in the lining of your digestive system, most often in the lower portion of the large intestine. After the age of 40 they are common, but rarely cause any problems. However, after the age of 60, they are found in more than half of all Americans.

Diverticulitis occurs when these small, bulging pouches that become inflamed or infected.


Diets low in fiber, made up mostly of processed and/or refined foods may be a cause. Constipation and hard stools are more likely when diets lack beneficial amounts of fiber. Straining to pass stools increases the pressure in the colon or intestines, which may lead to Continue reading


Colic is a common condition occurring in babies ranging from 3 weeks to 3 months. Typically, the baby draws up their legs and tenses up their bellies and their faces turn red. It is marked by 2014-05-28 10.06.07periods of significant distress unrelated to diapers, temperature, hunger, or illness. Babies with colic often cry more than three hours a day, three days a week for three weeks or longer. During this time, often nothing you do to try to help your baby seems to bring relief. Continue reading


Menopause marks the end of menstruation and fertility, occurring 12 months or more after your last menstrual period.

Menopause is a natural biological process. Allwomen experience menopause, and it is not a medical illness. However, the physical and emotional symptoms of menopause can disrupt your sleep, affect your energy and trigger feelings of loss or even depression.

MenopauseCauses of Menopause:

-As you approach your late 30s, your body encounters a natural decline of reproductive hormones. Your ovaries start making less estrogen and progesterone, which are the hormones that regulate menstruation. During this time, fewer potential eggs are ripening in your ovaries each month, and ovulation is becomes less predictable. Progesterone surges become less dramatic, and your fertility declines, due in part to these hormonal effects.

These changes become more pronounced Continue reading

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an auto-immune disease where the body attacks gluten and other proteins found in grains while in the digestive tract. Celiac disease is genetic and can develop at any age in life from infancy to adulthood.

As foods with gluten are eaten, the body produces antibodies to attack the gluten but these antibodies then mistakenly attack the lining of the small intestines. This damage to the intestinal lining includes the villi that are responsible to absorb nutrients and deliver these nutrients to other body systems. The nutrients particularly affected are fats, calcium, iron, and folate (folic acid or vitamin B9).

Because these nutrients are attacked, a number of symptoms may emerge. Continue reading

Essential Oils vs. Over the Counter Products

Over the counter drugs cost my family a pretty penny a few years ago. From coughs and burns to strep and eczema, I had seen it all. I looked into essential oils, but thought the cost for quality product might have been out of my price range. I decided to take the plunge anyway, and committed to using oils at every instance for one year to see for myself, first, if they would do what all my research said they would do, and second, to see how they compared cost-wise with my Tylenol, Pepto Bismol,  and amoxicillin. My findings astounded me, and as you can tell, I am still using oils.

If you are trying to make the switch, or you would like to try some oils before you take the plunge, just fill out your information on my Contact page and request some free samples. I would love to help you and your family with your health and this important decision.
Here are some of the issues for which I used oils, and what I exchanged it for:

Blend 2 tablespoons Continue reading

Natural Assistance for Diabetes

It isn’t uncommon for diabetics to be on many prescriptions at any given time. Consider the following carefully and consult with your healthcare provider for assistance in personal care. For a better understanding of the effects of low blood sugar on the body, see this article by HealthLine.

healthy-digestionCommon essential oils that may be used are to assist with all diabetics:


Consider using these essential oils by applying one drop, twice a day over Continue reading