What Happened When I Stopped Drinking Alcohol Every Night

What Happened When I Stopped Drinking Alcohol Every Night

“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald I love Sophia Loren. There’s a picture of her in my home looking eternally youthful and refreshed. From what I’ve been told it’s due to her nine to ten hours of sleep each night. When I […]

3 simple steps to jump-start your heart health this year

In 2020, the terrible toll of the COVID-19 pandemic largely overshadowed the affliction that remains the leading cause of death in this country: heart disease. In the United States last year, at least twice as many people died from cardiovascular causes as those who died from complications from SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus. While the challenges […]

Winter Herbs You Can Forage For In Cold Weather

Winter Herbs You Can Forage For In Cold Weather

Enjoy this shortlist of 10 winter herbs for foraging during the cold months. From dandelions and violets to conifer leaves and rose hips! Did you know that you can forage for herbs in the winter as well as in the summer? Even when the land is in a cover of snow and ice, there are […]

Can gout be prevented?

To many people, gout seems like a disease of the past. Cartoons from 200 years ago depicted it as a condition afflicting the wealthy (“the disease of kings”), whose gluttonous consumption of food and drink was thought to bring on the attacks of debilitating arthritis. All these years later, much about gout is still misunderstood. […]

Wondering about COVID-19 vaccines if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding?

Now that COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out, pregnant and breastfeeding people have many questions around risks and benefits. At first, many of those receiving vaccines in US will be healthcare workers, although the circles for vaccine eligibility are widening. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), […]

Sexual health and gender-affirming care

LGBTQ+ people are often considered a cohesive group, but sexual orientation and gender identity are different. Sexual orientation describes who a person prefers to be sexually intimate with. Gender identity, on the other hand, describes their sense of themselves as male, female, or another gender. Transgender and other gender diverse (TGD) people, whose gender identity […]

A Natural DIY Feminine Wash (Homemade Douche)

A Natural DIY Feminine Wash (Homemade Douche)

This is an all-natural DIY feminine wash (homemade douche). Some name brands claim to be natural, but upon closer examination, they’re not. Safe Ingredients for a Homemade Douche Vinegar will kill any bacteria and help keep the vagina at the proper pH. Chamomile tea makes a great gentle cleanser with mild antibacterial properties. Slippery elm […]

We’re supposed to make resolutions now?

After everything that’s happened in 2020, setting goals seems like a big ask. Resolutions inherently mean discomfort and require resolve, and most of us have had enough of the former and don’t have much left of the latter. The response to the annual tradition might involve a collective groan, eye roll, and require a censor. […]

3 easy ways to eat a healthier diet

While many people might be taking a pass on formal New Year’s resolutions this year, others may mark a fresh start this month by resolving to make up for poor eating habits of the past. But this motivation is often focused on a diet that’s too ambitious, or too restrictive. Without a solid plan, you […]