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Shining Some Light on Nightshades

I am somewhat embarrassed to tell you that until a few years ago, after I began my life as a health coach, I knew nothing about nightshades. I had never heard of them. Now, working with some of my clients who have various digestive or leaky gut issues, I’ve learned from them, and from additional… Read more

12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Inflammation is an important immune system function. It a powerful and necessary function for our survival.  It ensures that appropriate nourishment and adequate immune activity is delivered to an area, inside or outside that is injured or under attack. When it is out of control though, inflammation can cause serious damage. It has been linked… Read more

Ginger Nut Bites

Ginger helps reduce inflammation and control blood sugar. It also calms nausea. Flax seeds, rich in omega 3 fatty acids, has been shown to slow the growth of prostate cancer cells. They may also play an important part in increasing breast cancer survival. Blend –don’t soak any of these 1 cup raw pecans 1 cup… Read more

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli is loaded with detoxifying antioxidants and is rich in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, as well as omega 3 fatty acids.  ¼ cup almonds ¾ cup water 2 Tbs avocado 4 Tbs  raw apple cider vinegar 1 tsp sea salt 1/4  cup olive oil 2 Tbs agave or coconut nectar 8 cups broccoli, chopped 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1… Read more

Citrus Cold Recovery Smoothie

‘Catch a cold? Try this green smoothie to help nurse yourself back to health.  Beets are loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C, which can help boost your immune system.  Flaxseed oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Having a proper balance of these fatty acids is important for brain function and heart health. (Makes… Read more

Purple Power Healer

Boost your health with this healing elixir! Red cabbage (the purple kind) contains anthocyanins, which studies have shown help suppress inflammation. Elderberry extract is a natural cold and flu fighter, which is why it’s always in our fridge! It is also called Sambucus and is considered a natural alternative to synthetic cough-and-cold syrups. (Makes 2… Read more

‘Tis the Season for Colds and Flu – How We Catch Those Bugs, and Why They Linger.

I confess to some real frustration here. I work hard to eat healthy food and otherwise live a healthy lifestyle, and I get highly insulted when my best efforts to take care of myself haven’t been enough to stave off a whopper of a cold. Yet, here I am, forfeiting a good movie with friends… Read more