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Building Healthy Bones – Part II

Building healthy bones is extremely important.  Minerals are incorporated into our bones during childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. Once we hit 30 years of age, we have achieved as much bone mass as we will ever have. If not enough bone mass is created during this time, or if bone loss occurs later in live,… Read more

Building Healthy Bones – Part I

Women, in particular, are hearing more and more these days about bone health: how to encourage it, how to maintain it, and how to regain it if, in the aging process, after age 30 or so, there has been significant bone loss. I fall into that category. I used to be 5’6 ½” and now… Read more

Two Big Reasons to Consider a Detox or Cleanse.

I’m relatively new to the practice of seasonal detoxing or cleansing.  (The terms are interchangeable.) I experienced my first one for 7 days a few years ago and had such favorable results that I studied up on the subject, and now offer one four times a year as part of my health coaching programs. Read… Read more

Kidney Supporting Green Juice

Your kidneys’ responsibilities include playing a central role in the urinary system, balancing salts, stimulating red blood cell production and stabilizing your blood pressure. When your kidneys malfunction, kidney failure can develop in response to factors such as toxin accumulation. Adjusting your diet to include kidney friendly foods can help support healthy kidney functions. Vegetables… Read more

Salt: A Closer Look

Salt. Such a common, ordinary, mainstay in almost every kitchen. Flavors foods, blends foods, helps to preserve foods. Lots of uses – many positives- and some significant drawbacks when over-used and sometimes under-used. These were my first thoughts recently when one of my clients told me her story of trouble with not too much salt,… Read more

Date Nut Torte

“Fudgey, creamy and sweet!  I bring this with me when I’m visiting someone I’d like to introduce to raw food.  People can’t believe it’s raw!  And it’s one of the quickest and easiest desserts to make”   Alissa Cohen  Base of Torte: 2 cups raisins 2 cups raw walnuts Frosting: 1 cup dates, pitted and soaked…. Read more

Nuts and Seeds Help to Keep You Healthy

Somewhere in the history of food preparation and fine dining, the world of nuts and seeds got relegated, roasted and salted, to the sidelines. Still a staple at cocktail parties, receptions of any sort, and weekend sporting events, they receive a nod as a good source of protein and fat. Some people wince at the… Read more