Tips to Prepare for the Fire Element Season

Summer is ‘round the corner, and we begin to see signs of this Fire Element season arise in our daily lives. I’m not speaking of the wildfire season  (though prepare for it with lung support supplements and air purifiers in my GetHealthy e-store. Rather, I’m referring to the Fire Element that is our spark of […]

More Back-To-School Health Hacks

Stabilize Blood Sugar with Regularly Spaced Meals Maintaining consistent blood sugar levels ensures they won’t spike or drop quickly. Spikes in either direction produce cortisol, whose job is to maintain healthy blood glucose levels. Cortisol is the stress hormone, so keeping it at consistently reduced levels is optimal for everyone’s sake. Given the breakdown of optimal […]

Back To School ‘Stress Reduction’ Health Hacks

It’s no secret that back-to-school 2021 brings a potential added layer of anxiety for many families. Here are 4 valuable health hacks to practice with your kids to prevent anxious thoughts before they start! 4-4-4-4-4 Breath to get out of ‘fight or flight mode’ Take a deep breath in to the count of 4 Hold […]

Preventative Care – Take Care of Your Lungs

Autumn is the season of Metal in Chinese Medicine; the season where our Lung Organ System is most vulnerable to dry conditions that weaken the lungs. Because I care about the wellbeing of you and your families, I strongly recommend preventative care to strengthen our lungs and immune system now before fire season begins. Products include: […]

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Summer’s Here!  ~ enjoy time outdoors healthfully!

Greetings on the Summer Solstice!  May this summer find you with friends and loved ones, reliving and relishing traditions that were missed last year. In Chinese Medicine, summer is associated with Yang energies, which are bright, active, and warming.  It is also represented by the element of Fire, replete with warmth of the sun.  To […]

Predictions & Health Tips for Chinese Year of the Golden Ox! Gōngxǐ Fācái!

February 12, 2021 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year.  I attended a Zoom meeting yesterday (who hasn’t?) hosted by Lillian Pearl Bridges, a Chinese Astrology master; here are some pointers she shared: The outlook for the year is positive; life will be peaceful, and the overarching themes are kindness and compassion. Anger and […]

14-Day ‘Designs for Health’ Cleanse for the COVID 20

Limited Time Pricing on 14-Day Complete Cleansing Kits Along with prioritizing our health, many of us, including perhaps friends and family, have gained the infamous ‘COVID 20’ as our lives changed so drastically since the stay-home guidelines were implemented in March. While I don’t encourage weight loss diets, and feel we should love our bodies […]


October 2020 is ripe and rife with matters of great and grave importance, including Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and that is why self-care is so important. Regular self-massage to detect any changes in […]

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How To Detox From The Wildfires

As if our immune systems weren’t taxed enough, the entire West Coast, Colorado and Utah has been dealing with wildfire smoke to add to the assault. In California, we are on our 28th day under a Spare the Air Alert as poor air quality persists. One silver lining is that we had already become accustomed […]

How To Love Your Own Sweet Heart This Valentine’s Day

In Ancient Greece, February was the month known to celebrate fertility, and to observe the mythical marriage of Zeus and the goddess Hera. In Ancient Rome, a priest by the name of ‘Valentine’ became Saint Valentine when he forfeited his life by opposing the edict of the Empire and agreed to marry young warriors going […]

Terpenes – Potently Healthful Aromatics

Original article from Designs for Health “Terpenes” is a term healthcare practitioners rarely use, and it would probably generate a confused look on most patients’ faces. However, these compounds have numerous applications for supporting health and wellness. The term “turpentine” probably comes to mind first when you see or hear this term and it’s no coincidence. […]