Entries by Dr. Melanie Dunlap

Why Is Your Stomach Growling?

The room was quiet, the soothing music was between songs and the heater had kicked off, then it happened…borborygmi. Commonly known as stomach growling. It has probably happened to you, your stomach growled at the most inappropriate time. You don’t know it’s coming, one moment you are a normal human and the next your stomach […]

12 Things You May Not Know About Thanksgiving

You know the traditional story of Thanksgiving with Pilgrims, Native Americans and food. But did you know that it was a woman that got it recognized as a national holiday? Writer and editor Sarah Josepha Hale convinced President Abraham Lincoln to officially declare a recurring holiday on the last Thursday in November. Known as the […]

3 Ways to Avoid Overeating

We all do it.  Sometimes the amazing aroma and delicious flavor gets the best of us.  Especially if we’re a bit on the hungry side. I’m talking about overeating at meals.  This can have a big impact on our weight, energy levels, and overall health and well-being.  Of course our body needs food to fuel […]

Silicone Bakeware

Recently I purchased my first piece of silicone bakeware. I didn’t make the purchase because I wanted the silicone part, I just wanted the sheet pan, but a silicone liner came with it. Silicone liners are intended to keep foods from sticking and make clean up easier. I mostly use parchment paper for that purpose […]

Hair, Skin and Nails: the signs of health.

Your physical appearance can tell you a lot about the state of your internal health. Most natural health practitioners include a physical examination since the condition of your hair, skin, and nails can be signs of underlying health issues, like nutrient deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and the health of your digestive system. One secret to growing […]

Fall Recipes

The nighttime temperatures have started to drop and the promise of fall is in the air. A part of eating healthy is trying to eat seasonally. What does that mean? It means eating things that are in season now. In our global world these days we can get most produce any time of the year. […]

Flooding the Studio

Many of you have asked how we were affected by the recent flooding in New River. Here is video of the flood water overtaking Tom’s art studio. Water did get inside the building. Fortunately there is no damage to any of the art projects he is currently working on. There is quite a bit of […]