Category Archives for "Health & Beauty"
“We’re all probably going to get this,” I heard the experts say early in the pandemic. Since then, I’ve looked for ways to make sure my family has the best chance of having the mildest symptoms and surviving COVID-19. I’ve tried many things, starting with making my own elderberry syrup, fire vinegar, and fermented foods like sauerkraut. Eventually, […]Continue reading
Growing up in the Philippines, I was surrounded by bamboo and we used many things made out of bamboo, from furniture, to coin banks, to cooking implements. So it was a pleasant surprise when I began seeing fabric products made out of bamboo. And the benefits of fabric made from bamboo are numerous: they’re incredibly soft, […]Continue reading
I used to get allergic rhinitis several times a year. And it always involved appointments with a specialist, ear and sinus infections, and, finally, having to take antibiotics. Several times a year. Until I discovered nasal irrigation. Nasal irrigation is, quite simply, the cleansing of our nasal passages with warm salt water. It flushes away irritants and […]Continue reading
Have you ever tried to incorporate green smoothies into your daily diet, but failed? I know I have. I bought a and books with green smoothie recipes. I even paid for a green smoothie recipe app. But after trying a few green smoothies, I could not make a habit of drinking them. Guiltily, I kept […]Continue reading
In fact, I have been all too aware of breast cancer. In the past year, two people close to me have been diagnosed with breast cancer, gotten mastectomies, and gone through chemotherapy and radiation therapy. And then a few weeks ago, another person I know was found to have pre-cancerous calcifications in her breasts. She […]Continue reading