Entries by Dr. Melanie Dunlap

Virtual Labyrinth Walk

If you’ve ever been to a full moon Labyrinth walk at the Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center you know what an inspiring event it can be. After 12 years of doing in person walks every month we were forced to do a virtual Labyrinth walk this month. When I got done with this video I knew […]

How to Remove Gloves Without Contamination

We are hearing a lot these days about PPE or personal protective equipment. Rubber gloves are an important piece of that equipment. But gloves can only protect you if you take them off properly. Keeping the contamination on the outside and not on your hands is vital to your protection. In this time of the […]

Herbs for Immunity

Herbs are another important part of maintaining a healthy immune system. Certain plants can help us fight off disease. You don’t need a wide variety of herbs to support your immunity, you just need the right few. Herbs should be a part of your total treatment plan. They work well with the simple things you […]

Boost Your Immune System

The only thing more important than toilet paper these days is a healthy immune system. Our best defense against any disease is the human immune system. It enhances the body’s ability to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. Your immune system’s job is to identify things that naturally belong in the body and those […]

Focus on Breakfast

Chocolate Mint Smoothie INGREDIENTS 1 cup almond milk 1 large handful spinach ½ banana 2 – 4 tablespoons raw cacao (adjust to your preference) 2 tablespoons fresh mint squirt of stevia ½ cup ice (optional) Blend and enjoy! Cranberry Oatmeal Smoothie INGREDIENTS ½ cup unsweetened cranberry juice ½ cup frozen strawberries ½ cup almond milk […]

How to Use Tonic Herbs

Most of us are under chronic stress. The term stress derives from the Latin stringere meaning “to draw tight”. And that’s exactly what it feels like. There are two types of stress, acute and chronic. Acute stress is when our fight or flight response is activated and then returns to normal. Acute stress can be […]

7 Health Self Checks

Nobody knows your body better than you. You live in it every day. You are responsible for its care and maintenance. Yet sometimes you forget to check it out. Health self checks should be a part of your wellness routine. They are simple and you can do them at home. Here are 7 health self […]