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,…

Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils

Starting your path to natural medicine can be overwhelming. The craze of essential oils and all of their many uses can seem confusing at the beginning. How to use them, which brands are the best and most potent, should I dilute them prior to use; are some of the frequently asked questions. I have created…

The 7 Chakras: Beginners Guide

When starting out your yoga practice you always hear the practitioners or instructors saying that certain poses help to open up a certain chakra. You think to yourself what is a chakra and why do I need to open them? There are 7 chakra centers in our body where energy flows. Closed or blocked chakras…

5 Natural Treatments for Scabies

What is Scabies? Scabies rash is caused by tiny mites that bury under your skin called Sarcoptes scabiei. They cause itching and redness primarily in the groin or perineum, underarms, under breast area and back of your knees and elbows. Scabies will not go away without treatment, it will only get worse the longer you wait….

DIY Natural Air Freshener

Air Fresheners have been around for a really long time and the advertisements claim they will give your home or office a clean and healthy smelling vibe. The ingredients of these products is like reading a science text book. They contain phthalates and many other hazardous chemicals such as formaldehyde, propellants, solvents, benzene, and synthetic musks,…

11 Natural Remedies for Constipation

Talking about our bowel movements can be an awkward conversation. I, on the other hand, have a huge passion for gastrointestinal health and feel that it can be the root cause of most diseases we battle with today. The “poop talk” is necessary for everyone.  However, constipation is a very a common issue and can…

The 8 Limbs of Yoga

When first starting out your yoga practice you are mainly focusing on the “Asanas”, which is the posture practice. Which is just one part of yoga. As you go further in your practice, you begin to work your way through the other 7 limbs as you learn more about this way of life yoga encompasses….

Beginner’s Guide to Supplementing a Vegan Diet

When you switch to a plant based diet, there are so many people suddenly becoming a nutritionist and saying how malnourished you will become with the change.  That is never the case if you supplement and eat enough whole foods in your diet. You should always get your blood levels tested prior to your transition…

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…

8 Celery Juice Benefits

Celery Juice?! Yes, it’s the newest health craze. It probably sounds pretty gross to you and is definitely an acquired taste but after a few consecutive days of drinking it can be tolerable and as time goes on you will even start to crave it. If you have read the book “Medical Medium” by Anthony…