Monthly Archives June 2014

What’s The Big Deal About Nutrition?

This is an excerpt from my book, soon to be published, one little thing. Define NutritionDictionary.com defines nutrition in two ways, as the process by which organisms take in and utilize food material and the act or process of nourishing or of being nourished. The latter definition can and should include emotional and spiritual nourishment. We all learned the definition of nutrition in the third grade as the process of the metabolism of food to produce life sustaining energy. Unfortunately, this conversion of food into energy has a price tag, and the consequence is cellular damage, or oxidative stress, which is
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Stress Matters

Do you ever wonder how your life became so busy?Perhaps this is not the deal you signed up for when you were designing your life.Human beings are the most stressed out life forms on the planet because we think too much and we run the endless treadmill of have to go…have to do…must accomplish. As we travel through life we learn to wear an infinite number of hats…parent, healer, psychologist, employee, spouse, employer, bank teller, magician, animal trainer, handyman, scientist, nutritionist, student, negotiator, teacher, lover, friend. Juggling and multitasking these hats can turn you into one big ball of stress.Stress is
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Do You REALLY Know What GMO Means?

My call to action: As a Board Certified Holistic Public Health Nurse, it has become an inconvenient truth for me to finally understand the serious consequences that genetically engineered farming has on our national public health safety, especially among our children who are the most vulnerable to its potentially harmful effects. I feel an ethical responsibility to my country to try to make this complex mess better understood by those who exercise their voting power. Here’s the scoop: Since 1996, big bio-tech companies like Monsanto have been getting away with altering the genetic coding of plants and animals by taking genes from
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Equine Therapy

Horse Play is more important than you might think. Asa holistic nurse in private practice, I am always interested in learning about how therapeutic modalities can make this world a better place to live. This project is part of an on-going educational campaign to bring these modalities to you.Equine therapy is practiced in most countries in the world. It was originally used to help people recover from traumatic injuries, then became widely used as a therapeutic tool for the physically handicapped. Most recently, equine therapy has become accepted as a useful tool in treating a wide variety of psychological and mental
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