Better Health

Spending Less for Better Health

May 21, 2020

It’s been a challenging couple of months for most of us, some more than others. Minimally, the stresses of these times have caused some of us to have stay-at-home minor health issues. In our family’s case, it has been outbreaks of eczema…patches of scaly and inflamed skin especially pronounced on our necks and faces.


Our approach to good health is to investigate first the most holistic solutions, which don’t necessarily mean the most expensive. In today’s times, we seem to be inundated with ads for non-preferred brand-name drugs, including several for eczema. But there are often a much healthier and more cost-effective treatments.


The healthy and cost-effective alternative treatment we use for eczema is essential oils…distilled oils from trees and other plants. The treatment for eczema…8 drops each of lavender, juniper berry and tea tree oil mixed in a small roller-ball bottle of fractionated (odorless and colorless) coconut oil. Fractionated coconut oil bundled with roller-ball bottles is available inexpensively on Amazon And there are numerous brands of essential oils available easily and quickly through on-line outlets.


There are many uses for essential oils, so they rarely go to waste. As an example, we’ve thrown away our itch/athlete’s foot creams inasmuch as an application of tea tree oil pretty much does the trick on any of those irritations.
If you are interested and want our advice, email us at We are always available to share our healthy lifestyle.


“Seedling” Our Summer Crop


This was the week to “seedling” our Tower Garden for the summer. Expecting mint and herbs all summer and produce ripening beginning around the end of July/beginning of August through September.
We are so very lucky out here in California…alternating spring and fall seedling plantings. No good Tower Garden basket goes to waste.


“Like A Bridge Over Troubled Water”


Jay Martin, the founder & CEO of Juice Plus+, said it best in his recent note to the Juice Plus+ community:


Paul Simon wrote these lyrics to a beautiful song while looking out over the East River in New York City. There are troubled waters everywhere, but words and music can sometimes stem the worst of tides.


“When you’re weary and feeling small, when tears are in your eyes. I will dry them all, I’m on your side.”


Remember 8000 health professionals use and recommend Juice Plus+ in North America alone because the company committed to clinical research over twenty years ago, and they recently completed their 40th study.
Juice Plus+ does not make health claims. These 40 studies are available to the general public. The Juice Plus+ family is on your side.


Speaking of Water…

Now is a fine time to ramp up your hydration game. When you’re at home you can easily track how much H2O you’re ingesting and as you drink more, your bathroom is readily available! In all seriousness, here are some hydration facts to remind you why our bodies need to be well hydrated:
The human body is roughly 75% water. Without this water, it cannot survive.

Dehydration can lead to constipation, lethargy, depression, kidney stones and other health problems.

75% of Americans are DEHYDRATED! That’s a group you do not want to be a part of.