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June 2, 2017

I am thrilled to have just harvested the first beets of the season from my garden. I never ceased to be moved by the miracle of it, that these seeds planted on the last day of February are now food gracing my table. Most of us are familiar with this cartoon, which perf...

May 5, 2017

Current events stressing you out? Here's a simple practice to tilt your emotional balance toward happiness.

May 5, 2017

Homeopathic gel quickly relieves pesky oak mite bites

March 29, 2017

It's common knowledge that Americans consume too few omega-3 and too many omega-6 fatty acids. This is key cause of the epidemic of inflammatory conditions such as asthma, autoimmunity, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Yet omega-3 supplements are pricey. T...

March 1, 2017

March has been designated as National Sleep Awareness Month. One part of sleep awareness is knowing how our sleep may be affected by our lifestyle and environment. 

The quality of our sleep directly affects our mental and physical health.  Many of the major restora...

January 12, 2017

A version of this article originally appeared in my February 2007 column in the Kansas City Wellness Magazine.

Purifying your drinking water can be the most significant step you can make towards improving your health.  Good cooks know it makes a difference in way food t...

October 20, 2016

The flu and winter illnesses are here, so it’s time for a refresher on natural ways to prepare for flu season and to recover from winter bugs.

Many of you know that I’m a big fan of the neti pot used daily to relieve allergies and prevent sinus infections, but dail...

October 20, 2016

For decades, women over 40 have been advised to get annual mammograms . . . but is that really the best advice?

Several studies over the past few years have concluded that mammograms do not save lives, and may actually harm more women than they help, due to false positi...

July 28, 2014

Every year a few patients stop their vitamin D for the summer usually because they spend more time outdoors. Yet with few exceptions, their vitamin D levels fall to dangerously low levels. What gives?

We don't really know why vitamin D levels are falling. Vitamin D...

July 24, 2014

From what you hear out in the world, you would think the flu vaccine was the only way to prevent the flu. Given that flu vaccination is so widespread these days, even required by employers, you’d think there would be solid evidence supporting their use. Yet according t...

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