Ask a Cat Mom: “Why does my cat chew on wires?”

Q: “Is it normal for my cat to chew on inedible things like wires, cords, and blenders? No seriously he chewed up my Vitamix and I can’t use it anymore. What does this mean? Why does he chew on stuff that shouldn’t be enticing to a cat? Even worse, I can’t get him to stopContinue reading “Ask a Cat Mom: “Why does my cat chew on wires?””

Product Review: Kelp Jerky (akua)

I tried kelp jerky for the first time — this is a vegan jerky that is made with kelp and shiitake mushrooms. The flavor I tried was “Rosemary & Maple BBQ”. I’m always pushing myself to try new foods and snacks, as someone who grew up a picky eater. My mom always said that tastebudsContinue reading “Product Review: Kelp Jerky (akua)”

Science (and Politics) of Imagination | Pineal gland, DMT, and brain health

Do you remember when you were a child with an overactive imagination? You saw the world through a lens of curiosity and magic. Nothing was as it seemed. You and your friends played games in which you had different names and identities; maybe you were cats and dogs crawling around the kitchen, maybe you wereContinue reading “Science (and Politics) of Imagination | Pineal gland, DMT, and brain health”

Herbalism | The Magic of “Smart Mushrooms”

Mushrooms are not just for culinary use, or toxic poisoning, or aesthetically pleasing scenery. They have the power to heal your brain and your body. In this post, I’ll be discussing the top mushrooms for healing purposes, also known as “smart mushrooms.” To reap full benefits, you may not want to cook these mushrooms, asContinue reading “Herbalism | The Magic of “Smart Mushrooms””

Herbalism | Dandelion (Lion’s Tooth)

Dandelion, which is also known as “lion’s tooth” (scientific name: Taraxacum officinale) comes with numerous health benefits! It has also been associated with many magical folktales. Health benefits Dandelions are plentiful and tend to be considered invasive weeds with no purpose. However, dandelions have numerous health benefits that most of us are unaware of! TheseContinue reading “Herbalism | Dandelion (Lion’s Tooth)”

I tried OLIPOP sparkling tonic

OLIPOP Sparkling Tonic is a bubbly beverage designed as a healthy replacement for soda. I decided to go ahead and give this drink a try. I ordered the full pack which included six different flavors. Overall, I seriously enjoy this drink. It’s very healthy — about 30-40 calories per can and several grams of fiber.Continue reading “I tried OLIPOP sparkling tonic”

Health update — Lyme disease diagnosis

Hi everyone, it’s been a long journey since I was struck with seemingly random, intensely painful and debilitating, arthritis — coming and going every few weeks to months, affecting all different joints from my knees to my wrists to most recently my ankle last August. I have seen three different doctors and had my bloodContinue reading “Health update — Lyme disease diagnosis”

Rheumatoid / health update

I saw a rheumatologist for the first time today. I booked my appointment a couple months ago, and today was finally the day. 😬 I explained to the nurse how I’ve had debilitating joint pain and swelling come and go in different areas for the past year and a half. At first she seemed dissuasiveContinue reading “Rheumatoid / health update”

Health update #3 ~ pushing forward

Yet another health update, which I will be most likely doing a lot more of. I would like to title these updates something like “RA journey” or “autoimmune update” or something along those lines… which I hesitate to do at this point. Although, I am still very sure that I am dealing with RA. AsContinue reading “Health update #3 ~ pushing forward”

My health update ~ mixed emotions…

I have some good, but also maybe bad, news. A brief recap — a month ago, woke up with a random swollen ankle, it was so bad that I could not walk right for several days. I went to the nearest urgent care. The x-ray came back normal, but looking at my ankle, the doctorContinue reading “My health update ~ mixed emotions…”