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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

Mushroom Magic.

Mushrooms have been under-appreciated. I was an “under-appreciater” for years – ‘didn’t like their consistency or something. Now they are favorites everywhere! As mushrooms have become more noticed and appreciated in both the culinary world and medical worlds, I have come to respect them more and enjoy eating them. Although considered a vegetable, mushrooms are… Read more

Two Big Reasons to Consider a Detox or Cleanse.

What a year we have had, starting with the Covid – 19 scare beginning last winter, through way too many illnesses and deaths because of it, the unrest over businesses and schools opening and closing, then the intense election, different (to say the least) holiday season, and now this frightening and disruptive civil unrest! Is… Read more

Lemon Goji Truffles

A quick-as-a-flash healthy treat.      Makes 18-20 truffles.       Vegan, Vegetarian, Raw.        Serves: 20 Ingredients Truffles: 1 cup fine, white almond meal 2 cups coconut, desiccated ¼ cup 100% pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons coconut oil ¼ cup lemon juice Zest of one lemon ¼ cup goji berries ½ teaspoon vanilla… Read more

Bring Your Best Self to the Holidays

It’s called “the most wonderful time of the year.” Even in the best of times the holidays are a time of mixed emotions and extra stress for most of us. There may be happy celebrations, special traditions, and wonderful memories.  There may also be unpleasant family members, grief for those who have died, and an… Read more

8 Good Reasons to be a Plant-Based Eater

A diet high in vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and whole grains has several benefits when it is nutrient dense, which means that processing is kept to a minimum. Conversely, a diet that is “meat-free” doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s healthy. Benefits can be negated when the diet isn’t paired with an otherwise healthy lifestyle which… Read more

More on Core – Your Best Support System

In my last newsletter/blog, I listed some simple core exercises and some of the benefits to be gained by doing them on a regular basis. If you missed that, or need reminding, see them all again right here. The core muscles are so important to the overall good function of our bodies, that I think… Read more