Showing posts from March, 2020

Natural AntiViral Protection

                                 Natural Immune support against viral infections in response to COVID-19 situation For most of us, it is far from life threatening.  It is the immune compromised or elderly individual who is at high risk for severe or lethal outcome.  I have written this article in the hopes of providing some suggestions to optimize your own immune system as well as remedies you may want to have on hand.  Some of these you will find at your local grocery or Amazon. I will leave a link below, where you can find most of these, and if you have trouble, I may be able to get them dropped shipped to you directly from the warehouse.  (For that, you can email me). As a healthcare provider and naturopath, I have some experience (20+ years) with supporting the immune system and coping with viral illness.  I know we are currently being told there are no vaccines or cures but what we are NOT being told, as it is not FDA approved, is that there are many foods a


I am writing this article after the death of an infant, the second in 5 months, at a local birthing center.  As a midwife, this is hard to write as I feel I am betraying my profession but as an advocate for safe childbirth I feel the overwhelming need to speak out and speak up.  Even if just one mom or baby is saved, it is worth the world.  Even hospital births can have outcomes that are unexpected and unfortunate.  No one is immune to potential complications, however, most would choose the path of safest outcome.   Midwife, by definition, means “with woman”.  A midwife is someone who provides care and guidance to women of all ages but especially before, during and after childbirth.  This can take place in the home, birth center or hospital.   I am a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), who is hospital based for more than 21 years.  I was a labor and delivery nurse in a high risk facility for ten years prior. Even after 31 years, I wish I could say “I’ve seen it all” bu

LAUGHTER: A Potent Pill

You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing. — Michael Pritchard We all have that one friend (well at least I hope you do) that makes you laugh whether they are trying to be funny or not.  Without even swallowing a pill, you must realize, they are medicine for your soul. Deepak Chopra once said, “ the healthiest response to life is laughter”.  Those who surround themselves with people that make them laugh are generally less depressed, healthier and more optimistic.  Not taking life so seriously and having a go-with-the-flow-attitude will leave you more fulfilled at the end of the day. Laughter is like the master switch to wellbeing for your body and soul.   Being around people who laugh is highly contagious, an infection that should be welcomed into our lives, homes and workplaces.  Have you ever been around someone in a fit of giggles? It is very hard not to succumb. I remember this happening on a regular basis, to my mother's h