DIY Sauerkraut

Cabbage has naturally occurring Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is a bacteria that is excellent for gut health and will help the sauerkraut ferment.  You can use additional probiotic powder, but it is optional 5 lbs. (2.3 kg) shredded cabbage, red or green or a mix of both 2 Tbs (36 g) salt 1 cup (100 g)… Read more

Fabulous Fermented Foods

I read lots of food, nutrition, and diet books these days.  One thing that is very often included in the list of things that help to maintain a healthy gut is the practice of regularly taking probiotics. Until a few years ago, I didn’t know what probiotics were, how they might be helpful. It turns… Read more

Nancy’s Energy Balls or Bars

A cycling friend of mine brought these gems to party that we both recently attended. I ate lots of them, then decided to share the recipe. Enjoy -JWS These are very easy to add to or subtract from depending on what you like, have on hand, or are allergic or sensitive to. Nancy R. Combine… Read more

Inflammation?? Exercise Can Help!

Inflammation in the body continues to be a hot topic in the world of health improvement. While we are familiar with inflammation on the surface of our bodies which involves local redness, heat, swelling, and pain. Another kind of inflammation that is in our bodies is powerful and necessary for our survival. In fact, it is… Read more

The Truth about Cleansing – 4 Biggest Myths Debunked

Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, cleansing (or detoxing) have earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “detox,” do you immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term gains? The truth is, a detox doesn’t have to involve any of the… Read more

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