The Importance of Organic Foods (Revisited) 

Some years ago I wrote a piece about why it’s important to eat more organic foods. With so much craziness and upset in our country at this moment, I thought it might be good to revisit their importance. When we put the best fuel possible into our bodies, we keep them in peak condition, as… Read more

12 Time and Energy Savers for Healthier Eating  

I was reminded in a conversation recently that when our seven children were still at home, the two most difficult weeks in the year were the first week of summer and the first week of school in the fall. Why?  There were always monumental shifts of lifestyle –bedtimes, wake-up times, wardrobes, time deadlines of all… Read more

Processed Food?  Use Caution!

Processed foods, in the great scheme of humanity, are a relatively new addition, and not necessarily a helpful one. For most of our existence on the planet, humans have eaten raw, unprocessed, or, at best, minimally processed foods – fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, starchy tubers, then meats, fish, and more recently whole grains, legumes… Read more

Getting Started with Strength Training 

In my most recent newsletter/blog, I intended to address some of  the many benefits of strength training. Somehow in that effort, all you saw was the part about stronger bones — no small deal for sure, but there’s lots more wonderfulness to be had by weight training – regularly and vigorously working major muscle groups.  … Read more

Strength Training: Be Stronger, Leaner, Healthier

Gone are the days when lifting weights was just for body builders and professional  athletes. In fact, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that all adults should do at least two full-body strength-training workouts a week in addition to 150 minutes a week of cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise. That sound way like lots more exercise… Read more

About that Exercise Program   

I’m hearing lots of cries for help these days from people wanting to turn around the “Quarantine 15” that they put on during the shelter at home time these last few months.  All those days of heightened anxiety, comfort foods to ease it, staying so close to home, and not moving enough made any kind… Read more

Small Seeds – Big Nutritional Benefits

We hear many things these Covid days about hand-washing, social distancing, and perhaps most importantly, mask wearing.  These are all good measures for managing the current crisis. However, we hear precious little in the news about strengthening our immune systems, so that they can better withstand the onslaught of corona virus and other harmful pathogens… Read more