Radish Is More Than a Garnish

October 30, 2015 Amandalee 0

Did you know there are 4 major types of Radish? Not just round ones verses long ones, but black ones and watermelon radishes too. In many parts of the world the green radish tops are eaten as a vegetable too. They can be thrown in soups and stir fry dishes […]

Can Oxytocin Bonding Help Autistic Kids?

October 29, 2015 Amandalee 0

Oxytocin, know as the the love molecule or hug hormone, helps people get along better. When you hug your body produces the bonding chemical to help you connect to the person. A 20 second hug gets you a full dose. Even in monkey a spray of oxytocin helps them get along […]

Play Declines, Sensory Disorders Climb

October 29, 2015 Amandalee 0

Life as a kid has changed dramatically in the last 40 years. Kids are rarely allowed to play outside by themselves, and even indoors, play is directed by adults and aimed at learning. Kids just don’t learn to entertain themselves anymore. Pre-school used to be playing together and socializing, learning […]

Potatoes Are Not Just Starch

October 28, 2015 Amandalee 0

Potatoes are often given a bad name and many people think potatoes are just starch that turns to sugar when digested. We are told to avoid potatoes when trying to lose weight. There is a lot of bad advice out there. However you do need to avoid potato products that […]

Calm Down: Lessons From a Child

October 28, 2015 Amandalee 0

Something happens, your brain goes into frantic mode. You want to scream and yell and get your own way. You act or speak out of anger and frustration. That doesn’t usually work out so well. When you are upset and need to calm yourself down, what is your strategy? Kaia […]

Losing Weight Is Not About Food or Exercise

October 28, 2015 Amandalee 0

Most of us have been taught to think that losing weight and keeping it off long term is about what we eat and how much we exercise. Actually that is only a tiny part of it. If you are subconsciously sabotaging yourself all the diet and exercise in the world […]

My Blood Tests are Normal But I Feel Like Crap

October 26, 2015 Amandalee 0

Thyroid is one of those slippery diseases that many people think they have the symptoms for, but then the blood test tells them they are “normal”. The symptoms of tiredness, lethargy, weight gain, hair loss, foggy thinking, frequent infections and more create havoc for the person who is told it […]

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16 Minute Workout You Can Do Anywhere

October 26, 2015 Amandalee 0

MindBodyGreen has an amazing 16 minute workout. You can do it anywhere. No equipment needed. It is designed to get your heart pumping and your fat burning.  It is just 4 moves repeated for 1 minute each, then a rest period of 30 seconds to a minute, and do them […]

Help For Trauma

October 20, 2015 Amandalee 0

Share this with military members, immigrants, refugees, and others that have experienced the trauma of war. Please click on the link to start the video. There is also a PDF you can download for instructions or a phone app to guide them through the steps. self-help for trauma PTSD is […]

Frankincense: To Reduce Anxiety And Stress

October 20, 2015 Amandalee 0

Essential Oils are making a come back as self help health tools. Frankincense is one of the key ones from my perspective. It has been used for its health benefits since ancient times. It is one of the edible ones, so feel free to add a drop to shakes, rub […]