All posts by Beth Ricanati

Beth Ricanati, MD has built her career around bringing wellness into everyday life, especially for busy moms juggling life and children. Follow her on Instagram at "@housecallsforwellness" and on her website at
anti-inflammatory turmeric three beneficial hows of turmeric

The Anti-Inflammatory Power of Turmeric. Answers from our holistic MD.

The three beneficial HOWs of Turmeric! How does it work? How do you buy it and how do you use it? All answered here by our amazing contributing physician Beth Ricanati, MD. Looking for a food ingredient that has a tremendous amount of science behind it, tastes good, and keeps us healthy? Let’s talk about the iconic Indian spice, turmeric. Ayurvedic and Indian medicine practitioners have been using turmeric for thousands of years; now researchers have been able to pinpoint what the Ayurvedic practitioners knew…

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A Sticker for Self Love

An Easy Mindfulness Practice for Self Love

How a sticker inspired self-love and a return to the present moment. LoveSelf’s contributor Beth Ricanati, MD offers a simple practice for mindfulness and self-love. We all need friendly reminders sometimes. I want to share a great reminder that I learned: a reminder to take a deep breath and allow my best self to shine. How? With the help of a little blue dot.   You place one little blue dot sticker anywhere you need a reminder to take a deep breath and return to self-love. You…

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LoveSelf Three ways to get a better nights sleep tonight

Three Ways to Get Better Sleep Tonight!

Sleep is so important to self care. Check out the simple tips from our contributing holistic MD to get better sleep starting tonight. Sleep. We need it, we covet it, and some of us even dream of ways to get more of it! Every major medical organization recommends 6-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each and every night. Why? Getting enough sleep, and enough good sleep (deep, restorative REM sleep) allows us to have more energy, improves our memory and our moods, lessens our anxiety and…

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sweet potato with creamy avocado dressing

Deciphering Yams and Sweet Potatoes. Plus Benefits and Recipes!

What is the difference between a yam and a sweet potato plus healing benefits and recipes.  I am often asked if a yam is the same as a sweet potato. Despite what we have been told, yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing! The majority of the orange potatoes at your local market are sweet potatoes, not yams. Yes, both are root vegetables, but that’s where the similarities end! Yams are actually related to lilies. They vary from small to extremely large in…

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Five Benefits of Cacao

The Five Healing Benefits of Cacao

Five great reasons your body will love healing with chocolate.  I’ve got some great news: Chocolate is good for you! Seriously. And thank goodness, since I love chocolate. Most of us do, in fact. We’ve been enjoying it in the Americas for thousands of years, as a food and as a medicine, and even sometimes as a currency. Let me explain: Some chocolate is better than other chocolate. Some chocolate, like raw organic cacao, is considered a superfood! Why? Raw organic cacao, unlike its processed…

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