Code Blue and Other Hospital Codes Explained

When you’re at the hospital there are numerous codes being called over the intercom. Codes and their color allow the trained professionals to be notified that they are needed in a certain area and what to expect upon arriving. Code Blue/Priority 1: Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest, Sudden or severe drop in blood pressure, trauma alerts,…

The Compromise: Plant Based Balance

What to do when you are the only plant based diet in the family: I have been the only one in my household who eats plant based. The first thing my husband told me when I embarked on my journey for change was “I met you before this please don’t try and change me, I…

Simple Guide: Vegan Grocery List (with meal ideas)

One thing that can be very intimidating when making a switch to a plant-based diet is what to eat all day and what to shop for at the grocery store. I would spend hours reading labels and finding recipe ideas. Here is a guide you can use as a reference. This is my main grocery…

5 Toxic Ingredients to Avoid in Nail Polish

Women are in love with getting their nails done. There is the perception that your hands and feet look manly if you don’t have them painted. It’s time to get rid of this social norm. Nail polish has many toxic ingredients that get absorbed through our nails and disrupt our endocrine system. Here are the…

Top 6 Benefits of Cupping

As a nurse and health advocate, I am always looking for different ways to relax and detox. Cupping is something I have tried in the past year and find it to be a fast and effective way to relieve pain. What is Cupping? Cupping is an ancient Chinese practice originating thousands of years ago.You start…

4 Weight Loss Scams

There are many weight loss fads telling you that they will help you lose weight fast. Some of these products either don’t help at all or they will make you gain all the weight you lost and more, once you stop their product. There is no shortcut to weight loss. Here are some weight loss…

10 Tips To Finish Your New Year’s Resolutions

Tips Be Realistic Plan Ahead Outline your plan Talk about them/ write them down Track your progress Reward yourself Stick to it/ Keep trying Commit to 21 days: that’s how long habits take to form Remember your WHY Don’t beat yourself up These easy tips can help you have a successful year to come without…

7 Benefits of Jade Rolling

What is a jade roller? You might think this is the newest beauty trend in the skin care industry but they have actually been a staple in Chinese skincare routines since about the 7th century. You can think of it as handheld mini face massager. They can be made of green jade or rose quartz, and…

How To Purify Your Home of Negative Energy

There are many rituals and ways to cleanse your home of negative energy. I use numerous ways but I mainly use sage or smudging to keep the positive vibe in my home. I routinely cleanse on the new and full moon, but I will do it at any time if I feel uneasy or negative…

10 Easy Tips to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

Gaining several pounds during the holidays can be inevitable. Your stress levels increase, your sleep patterns are disrupted, and you’re eating large portions of  yummy, unhealthy foods. Here are some tips I use to maintain my weight during the holiday season.   Tips to prevent holiday weight gain: Stick to your meal preparation Monday-Friday. Skip…