Entries by Dr. Melanie Dunlap

The Power of Vitamin D + K2

Are you making the most of your vitamin D? Estimates suggest that as many as 52% of women are deficient. Most health-conscious women are taking daily supplements and hopefully vitamin D is one of them. Inexpensive yet extremely powerful, this is a supplement that gives you a lot of bang for your buck. It wasn’t […]

Meatless Meals

Ginger Toasted Millet with Blackberry Chia Sauce INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup millet ½ cups unsweetened almond milk 2 teaspoons coconut oil ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon cinnamon dash of salt In a saucepan, heat the coconut oil on medium heat. Add the millet and spices and stir to coat. Cook for 5 […]

10 Ways to Feel More Positive

Your viewpoint on life can affect your physical and mental health as well as your emotions. It can also either raise or lower your blood pressure, cholesterol, and stress levels. If you feel negative about everything, then things usually become more difficult. You can get sick easily, find it difficult to face adversities and hardships […]

Diet and Focus

Your body is like a machine with many parts working together to make that machine run smoothly. Your brain is the central part of your machine. It’s only 2% of your body weight, but it uses over 20% of your body’s energy. While it may carry out millions of tasks each day to keep your […]

Summer Solstice

It’s midsummer. Time of the summer solstice. The word solstice comes from the Latin sol meaning “the sun” and sistere meaning “to make stand”. There are two solstices each year, summer and winter, when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, giving us the longest and shortest days. The […]

Cultivating Optimism

When something is wrong, people often recommend that we have more optimism. But is that even possible? Some people think that you are either born an optimist or you are born a pessimist. While changing your outlook may take some time and conscious effort, it is possible to improve your mood and your state of […]

Stone Pile Gap

The sun was shining and the temperature outside was in the seventies. It was a perfect day to drive through the mountains of north Georgia. This particular trip was for me. I had been told about a woman that owned a nursery specializing in medicinal plants. It sounded like a dream come true. The view […]