Entries by Dr. Melanie Dunlap

Liberty Teas

Plants helped us win the American revolution. More specifically good tasting herbs helped us win. You’ve probably heard of that little scuffle called the Boston tea party. On December 16, 1773, a group of colonists board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor. They were protesting the Tea Act […]

Essential Oils 101: Using, Buying, Storing

Essential oils are plant-derived oils obtained through the distillation process from flowers, leaves, roots, and other parts of plants. Since ancient times, essential oils have been used to treat numerous ailments. Essential oils are natural fragrances obtained from plants. The scent or therapeutic properties of these oils can be used for skincare and haircare products, […]

The Nature of Transformation

When I feel emotionally crushed, I feel squashed all over. Every part of me feels shattered and broken in every sense except the physical. My body remains intact, but the psychological structures that support it are in shreds. This is the essence of emotional disintegration at the cellular level. I have been through this on […]

Recipe for a Happy Life

This recipe does not require any cooking skills. It only requires a willingness to try it… Blend together 1 cup Friendship 2 cups Thoughtfulness Cream smoothly with a pinch of Gentleness and a dash of powdered Kindness Beat together with a spoonful of Hope Add a Pint of Work 2 teaspoons of Temperance A sprinkle […]

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 […]