Entries by Dr. Melanie Dunlap

Guilt, Insecurity & Good Marketing

I cheated. No not on my husband, a test or my taxes. I cheated on my massage therapist. If that didn’t make you gasp or think that I should have known better, then you don’t have a good massage therapist. This month marks 15 years I have been a licensed massage therapist. I know the […]


Growing up in the rural south my family grew a home garden for as long as I remember. I have fond memories of working in the garden. To this day nothing tastes as good as a fresh tomato sandwich with a tomato still warm from the sun and enough mayonnaise to make it slide out […]

Hydrating Foods

Summer is in full swing and the temperatures are hot! Yes in the desert it is a “dry” heat but I don’t care how dry it is, 120 degrees is hot! Fortunately we don’t have many of those 120 degree days but our summers are well known for triple digit heat. Even though we don’t […]

Why Do We Fart?

You are in an important meeting when you feel air starting to move around your insides. You clamp your butt cheeks together trying desperately to hold it in. In your head you are begging your body not to do this now! Then it happens. You fart. The word “fart” comes from the Old English “feortan” […]

Summer Recipes

It’s summertime and the weather is hot! Here are some delicious and cool recipes for summer.   Peachy Green Smoothie   [Serves 1] INGREDIENTS ½ bunch kale 1 handful spinach 1 cup frozen peaches ½ cup coconut water Blend and enjoy!     Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Basil, Mint Dressing [Serves 2] INGREDIENTS 4 […]

How to Dry Skin Brush

Would you be interested in a simple technique that promotes circulation, boosts your immune system, eliminates toxins and reduces cellulite? If you answered yes then you will want to know about dry skin brushing. Your skin is an organ of elimination and the largest organ in the human body. Toxins are excreted through the skin […]

4 Easy Ways to Beat Fatigue

In today’s world, we are constantly on the go, a steady state “busy-ness” is the norm, and we’re always running from one responsibility to the next – literally! So, it’s no wonder that physical fatigue is such a common complaint. The good news is that there are simple ways to increase your energy so you […]