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Healthy Immune System – Part II – A Dozen Strengthening Foods

A Health Coach Friend of mine in California started her recent newsletter this way: What a stressful year this week has been! That’s a pretty good way to say that it’s been a week of lots of interruptions and reshaping priorities, activities, work, and life for everyone, and I, for one, have appreciated the opportunity… Read more

Healthy Immune System – Part I – An Overview

We’ve certainly been hearing and seeing plenty of reminders and warnings lately about the importance of frequent hand-washing and social isolation, and justifiably so!  This Corona Virus has significantly interrupted our lives, and will continue to so for some time to come. The number of disruptions to daily routines and adjustments to social interactions is… Read more

How to Not Spread Colds Around

This is the time of year when I try to not get a cold. Some years I am successful, others I am not. The average adult gets a common cold two or three times a year; children bring them home more frequently, and toddlers can get struck with a runny nose and cough up to… Read more

Frosty Pumpkin Seed Sweet Green Smoothie

Coconut water (from young Thai coconuts) has a naturally sweet taste and is great for adding some additional sweetness and hydration to your drinks.  Coconut water is high in electrolytes (potassium and sodium) and has been called nature’s own sports drink exactly for that reason.  It can help fight off muscle cramps and dehydration, and,… Read more

Coconut – A Multi-Gifted Plant.

I keep coming back to coconuts, one of my favorite whole plant foods, particularly the Young Thai Coconut. It is  mostly not noticed by the general public, sometimes vilified as unhealthy because of its high fat content, and now almost hailed as a wonder-food in some circles for the electrolyte benefits of its water, and… Read more

Protein in Plant Based Diets – Part II

More and more people are becoming interested in following vegetarian or vegan diets, or reducing their consumption of animals and their products. I addressed the reasons for the shift as well as some of the many benefits of becoming more plant-based in  previous newsletter/blog.  You can see it right here. While moving away from animal… Read more