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

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

Food Sensitivities: Culprits and Correctives

In my last newsletter/blog, I discussed food sensitivities and their relationship to weight loss resistance and chronic low energy, and just not feeling up to par. If you missed that piece, go here to check it out before we move on here to the main causes of food sensitivities, and then, most importantly, what can be… Read more

Food Sensitivities and Weight Loss Resistance

I know that you have probably heard as many diet fixes and calories regimens to fill a book, just as I had when I was trying for years, and to very little, if any, avail, to lose weight. Extra pounds on the body is a phenomenon that misses very few people in our country. So,… Read more

Dairy – a Dietary Controversy

For example, I see a number of clients with digestive disorders of one sort or another – IBS, Leaky Gut, Diarrhea, etc. They are in good company with about 75% of the world’s population which is genetically unable to digest milk and other dairy products. This is a problem known as lactose intolerance. The symptoms… Read more

What’s the Deal about Coconut Oil?

Is coconut oil healthy or not? It’s no wonder if you are confused. I have been asked frequently about the recent controversy which began with a viral USA Today headline, which boldly stated that coconut oil isn’t healthy and it’s never been healthy.  That announcement was the follow-on to an article published by the American… Read more

10 Impressive Benefits of Coconut Oil

Some people classify Coconut Oil as a “superfood.” I don’t know exactly in charge of such classifications, but it certainly is one of those foods that I keep well-stocked on my pantry shelf. Its benefits are numerous and impressive. Here are 10 of them. 1. Coconut Oil Contains Fatty Acids with Powerful Medicinal Properties. It… Read more

Watermelon — a Summer Favorite

As far as foods go, I think a good, sweet, juicy watermelon on a hot day is one of the prettiest sights there is, and one of the best, most wonderful things to eat. I haven’t always been quite as enthused as I am now about this great summer treat, but a few years ago,… Read more