Tea Tree Oil is the “Windex” of Skin Healing

TeaTreeOilRemember the stubborn but loving father in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding? He had a solution for any disease or discomfort that affected his friends and family: Windex. Got rheumatism? Spray a little Windex on it. Cuts or scrapes? Windex to the rescue. While the philosophical debate about the use of Windex at all continues in my home (yes it’s blue, but it really does work great for windows), the medical uses for …


ADHD Diet or GAPS Diet Why The Heck Are We Doing It?

why_gapsGAPS stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome, which was coined by the Russian-born physician, Natasha Campbell-McBride.  Dr. Natasha’s son was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three. As a mother and a doctor, she set out to find healing for her son. After countless hours of research and two post-doctoral degrees (in Neurology and Human Nutrition), Dr. Natasha found a solution. Inspired by the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, (popularized by Elaine Gottschall, biochemist and author …


The Dangers of Going Gluten Free

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When you are going gluten-free, it may seem like it’s all good. You may want to read further.

Twenty years ago, my grandmother found out she was celiac (an autoimmune disorder that destroys the intestinal tract). At the time it was a nightmare, as bread and pasta were staples in anyone’s diet. There was no gluten free or vegan alternatives on a restaurant menu. The only solution was to have less pleasure in …