The Greatness Files

Your handy guide to holistic wellness

Here’s What’s Trending in Wellness

Here’s What’s Trending in Wellness

Self-care is a growing and evolving trend. What started as something that seemed frivolous and pointless to most people has...

Staying Healthy During Holiday Travel

Staying Healthy During Holiday Travel

Many of us will be traveling this holiday season, and unluckily for us, that means exposure to more than just...

Antioxidants: The Natural Free Radical Warrior

Antioxidants: The Natural Free Radical Warrior

Excerpts from “Antioxidants: Natural Defense Against Oxidative Stress,” by Barbra Wexler, MPH The Perils of Free Radicals Many of the...

The Key to Natural Stress Management

The Key to Natural Stress Management

Excerpts from “Stress: Manage It Naturally” by Louise Tenney, MH  The Nature of the Beast Everyone has experienced stress—it is...

The Effects of Mismanaged Stress

The Effects of Mismanaged Stress

  Excerpts from “Stress: Manage It Naturally” by Louise Tenny, MH   Stress affects people in different ways. Many people...

How to Kick the Cold and Flu

How to Kick the Cold and Flu

Excerpts from “Cold & Flu Defense: Protect Yourself Naturally” by C.M. Hawken A Cold War There’s a new “cold war”...

Applications of Herbal Medicine

Applications of Herbal Medicine

Excerpts from “My Home Pharmacy: How Foods and Herbs Can Be Your Medicine” by Tracy Gibbs, PhD Although many respond...

The Keys to Getting Some Zzz’s

The Keys to Getting Some Zzz’s

Excerpts from “A Good Night’s Sleep: Simple Effective Ways to Overcome Insomnia” by Barbara Wexler, chronic disease epidemiologist and medical...

The Skinny on Sleep Deprivation

The Skinny on Sleep Deprivation

Sure, sleep deprivation can leave you feeling grumpy, listless, and unable to focus, but did you know that lack of...

20 Essential Supplements to Boost Overall Health

20 Essential Supplements to Boost Overall Health

Excerpts from “20 Essential Supplements” by Woodland Publishing Co. Not so long ago, vitamins, minerals and herbs weren’t mainstream supplements....

Turmeric: The Ancient Key to Spicing Up Your Modern Life

Turmeric: The Ancient Key to Spicing Up Your Modern Life

Excerpts from “Turmeric: Spice Up Your Health,” by Barbra Wexler, MPH   A Culinary Treasure Even if turmeric isn’t in...

Shining Some Light on Vitamin D

Shining Some Light on Vitamin D

Excerpts from “Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin,” by Barbra Wexler, MPH Vitamin D You know that old expression about something...

Resveratrol, Because Life's too Short to Rest

Resveratrol, Because Life's too Short to Rest

Excerpts from “Resveratrol: Live Long, Live Well,” by Matidle Parente, MD What even is Resveratrol? Resveratrol is a phytochemical, a...

Natural Alternatives for Fighting Fibromyalgia

Natural Alternatives for Fighting Fibromyalgia

Excerpts from “Fibromyalgia: A Nutritional Approach,” by William Hennen, PhD Introduction Fibromyalgia (FM) is a syndrome characterized by widespread musculoskeletal...

Kickin' it with Kombucha - What You Need to Know About Everyone's Favorite New Brew

Kickin' it with Kombucha - What You Need to Know About Everyone's Favorite New Brew

  Excerpts from “Kombucha Health-Promoting Brew” by Diana Allen, MS, CNSThere’s a new drink in town, and it’s making a...