Entries by bonnevivante


Greetings! I am a 57-year-old rock and rolling, boogie boarding, yogini grandmother of four having the time of my life. I live, play and cavort in San Diego. Nothing brings me more joy than having my family and friends gathered around my table to share in fellowship, fun, food, and drink. My work as an ordained minister brings me joy and deep fulfillment. In short, I am one happy camper.

Are Bioidentical Hormones Safe?

Are bioidentical hormones safe?  The answer is, we don’t know.  For over thirty years it was thought that traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was safe.  In 2002, a large federally-funded study by the Women’s Health Initiative revealed an increased risk… 0 Shares |

Common Symptoms of High Stress

Common Symptoms of High Stress One in three Americans report that they are experiencing high levels of stress according to a recent poll conducted by the American Psychological Association. The United StatesCenter for Disease Control and Prevention reports that two-thirds… 0 Shares |

Laughter and Heart Disease Prevention

Laughter can play a valuable role in heart disease prevention. Research into the positive effects of laughter is generating a global interest into humor and well-being.  The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor sites this official definition of Therapeutic Humor: … 0 Shares |

Benefits of Massage Therapy

The benefits of massage therapy are many. The health benefits of massage therapy are being validated by a number of fascinating scientific research studies. In the past, massage has been associated largely with exclusive, exotic, luxury spas and upscale health… 0 Shares |

The Psycho-Social-Emotional Effects of Cell Phone Overuse

We’ve heard of the potential lethal effects of cell phone radiation on our bodies, but what about the psycho-social-emotional dangers of cell phone overuse?  We might be “connected,” but are we still connected? The following video speaks volumes about what… 0 Shares |

Natural Treatments for Osteoporosis

Natural treatments for osteoporosis should be considered before succumbing to prescription medications. Having personally lost two friends to esophageal cancer (both had been taking prescription medications for osteoporosis for a number of years,) I am resolute about managing my bone… 0 Shares |

Why Olive Oil is Superior to Canola Oil

Canola oil is marketed as a healthy alternative to olive oil.  This is a huge con.  (Maybe it should be called “Conola?”) The only thing that olive oil and canola oil have in common is that they are both monounsaturated… 0 Shares |

Health Benefits of Grass-fed Beef

Dining on grass-fed beef offers not only intense pleasure, but also a number of health benefits. Hankering for a juicy, luscious burger?  A tender flavorful filet mignon?  Go for it!  (As long as it is grass-fed.) Grass-fed beef has high… 0 Shares |

Death as Teacher

Death can be your best teacher.  Death of a loved one can teach you how to live more fully. I lost my mom eight months ago to cancer.  My vivacious, fit, non-smoking mom was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer… 0 Shares |

Green Tea and Mushrooms May Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Drinking green tea and adding mushrooms to your diet may help prevent breast cancer. Boosting, or keeping up youthful levels of estrogen well into menopause and beyond may lead to a higher incidence of breast cancer.  Both green tea and… 0 Shares |