This retired teacher and researching Health Nut started blogging out of a desire to share research information with my friends and family. I've accumulated boxes and boxes of materials regarding natural alternatives to traditional practices. These simple and nutritionally rich steps, many times address our health concerns while building up the tissues and cells in our bodies.

After enduring a painful arthritic condition, experiencing the mayhem of bowel obstruction surgery, and coming through the other side of an unusual hyper/hypo-thyroid situation, I once had a physician diagnose me with Fibromyalgia very soon after walking through the examining room door.  When I asked him how he knew this to be true, he looked at my orange folder and said, "Any person who brings that much medical information with them to see a doctor must have Fibromyalgia."  I cannot even describe to you the amount of frustration and helplessness I felt walking out of the doctor's office, that day. It was a turning point for me, though.  I guess you could say it is one of those good things that comes from the bad.  It catapulted me forward to find answers, and helped me embrace the concept of what it truly means to "be your own advocate."

Today, I am feeling well by using mostly natural means.  It's taken me many, many years to get to this point. I usually research and research before making any switches to my current health regimen.  I ask that you would also be your own advocate, do your own research, and consult with your healthcare professional, before doing the same.

I enjoy many activities "all over the map," so I wear many hats.  My hobbies include, but are not limited to: antiques, boats, Indy cars, live music, reading, writing, laughing, eating chocolate, and spending time with kids, especially my grandchildren.  I am a noted area tree-hugger, bridge-hugger, and actually any-historical–item–hugger, little-kid-hugger or aged-living–being–hugger, because they many times have no advocate.

I treasure my family and value my spiritual side. I believe that good health flourishes while embracing the intertwining components of body, mind, and spirit.  I am thankful for the wisdom that comes with aging, because it not only allows me to share what I've learned with you today, but it helps me realize how very, very young I truly am in the scope of it all.

Thanks for learning and growing alongside me, and for teaching me.  I hope my experiences and research information bless you in some way.  Please contact me with your input and questions, as I very much welcome your feedback.  I look forward to each new beautiful day, while traveling with you, on this health and wellness journey!

All the best as we get better and better together,


AKA ...the Organi "Chic"