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Blackberry Breakfast Smoothie

This quick smoothie recipe is purely fruit-sweetened and packs your morning drink with a load of essential nutrients. Hemp hearts add satiating protein along with brain-boosting omega fats. 1 banana, frozen or not 1 cup blackberries, frozen or not 1-2 cups fresh spinach or other dark leafy green 3 Tbs hemp hearts 3 Medjool dates,… Read more

Summer Favorites – Melons and Berries

There are plenty of reasons to love the months of June through August, from the opportunities to enjoy some vacation air away from home, to the quiet evenings on the lawn enjoying slurpy fruits, with little worry about their dripping juices. At home or away, melons and berries can’t be beat, with their vibrant colors,… Read more

Summer Vegetables – Some ABCs

I am not a gardener. I worked at becoming one off and on for years before yielding to the fact that gardening in anything larger than patio pots does not give me pleasure, or enough good harvest to keep me engaged and enthused. I am a strong proponent, however, of a diet laden with fresh,… Read more

Another Look At Protein

As long as I have been a plant-based eater, (vegetarian since 1994), then raw vegan, (since 2006), and now mostly raw vegan, and as for long as I have been a Health Coach, (almost 10 years), questions about protein have circled through my life. Lately, since  I have been more seriously engaged in strength and… Read more

Resistance Training – Key to Healthy, Vibrant Aging

You who have known me through this newsletter/blog for awhile know me as a raw food enthusiast and a health coach. Both have been a big part of my life for the last 15 years, ever since I first discovered all the benefits of a high raw food diet. (See more about that right here.) … Read more

Enzymes Part II – Digestion Drivers, Gut Healers

The digestive system is an enormously sophisticated and complex operation made up of many organs. A north to south process, it begins in the brain where it is triggered by the sight, sound, and smell of food. This begins the production of saliva in the mouth which is the first place that food begins to… Read more

Enzymes Part I – Catalysts and Initiators of Life Itself

Recently a long-term Health Coaching friend of mine asked a question about enzymes on my Better Health at Any Age Facebook page. I realized then that, as much as I have read and understood about the important of food enzymes and the place they play in our overall health, I have never written about them…. Read more

Cauliflower – White is a Color!

You’ve heard it before – that the more colorful a fruit or vegetable, the more nutrients it contains.  Then you come to cauliflower, which is very white, yet supplies more than 77% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C, in just a cup of it.  Like other cruciferous vegetables, cauliflower is rich in anti-inflammatory… Read more

Thinking about Vegetarianism?  Consider Meatless Mondays!

I talk to a lot of people these days who say they are eating less meat and feel better for making the making the effort as they enjoy the adventure of switching things up. It is true that a vegetarian diet has several benefits when it is properly balanced and nutrient-dense.  However, just because a… Read more

Have You Tried Foam Rolling?

Spring is fast approaching!  This means that people who live a more-or- less sedentary life will be venturing out for some fresh air and exercise, and experienced and normally physically active ones will be upping their physical movement gain. That’s a good thing. No matter the category, the muscle soreness than comes after a too… Read more