Entries by Dr. Melanie Dunlap

Eat Your Electrolytes

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 […]

Drink apples with Mother

A bottle of high quality apple cider vinegar is as useful in the kitchen cabinet as it is in the medicine cabinet. So much more than an ingredient in salad dressing, apple cider vinegar is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. With a high concentration of acetic acid it improves the body’s ability to absorb minerals from […]

Can you stand the pressure?

I am prone to headaches. Not full blown migraines like some of my friends get, but your everyday tension headache. It is the most common type of headache, a pain in the head, scalp or neck that is a result of the surrounding muscles getting tense. Tension headaches can be caused by stress, depression, anxiety, […]

Be A Mountain

A key part of wellness is having the ability to be still. To bring all the pieces of yourself back together and integrate them into wholeness. No small challenge in today’s fast paced lifestyle. The next time you are feeling overwhelmed, scattered or unfocused. Be a mountain. Being a mountain allows you to reconnect with the earth and […]

Are you nuts?

It is the beginning of the year, a time when many people make New Year’s resolutions that include losing weight, exercising more, eating better or some combination of the three. What if you could make one simple change that would help you lose weight and eat better? Go nuts. Particularly raw tree nuts, such as […]

Are you keeping your nose clean

In some circles keeping your nose clean means staying out of trouble, to me it means using your neti pot. As a wellness coach I recommend using the least invasive methods first. If you are suffering from allergies or dry sinuses then a neti pot may be your new best friend. The word “neti” means […]

5 Minute Wellness Routine

Do you brush dry? I just returned from a glorious week of vacation in Oregon. The abundance of trees, flowers and greenery renewed my soul. Something else I noticed was how great my skin looked. Living in the desert I have to work to keep my skin soft and moisturized. What if I told you […]