Let’s Talk about Probiotics – Part II

Probiotics are live microorganisms that may be able to help prevent and treat some illnesses. They are “friendly bacteria” that are similar to organisms that occur naturally in our digestive tract. Certain strains or types of probiotics have been linked to all sorts of health benefits, from helping with irritable bowel syndrome and traveler’s diarrhea… Read more

Let’s Talk About Probiotics – Part I

I’ve got probiotics on my mind – a recent very successful 7 Day Cleanse that I recently led, which was followed by many questions about probiotics, and now an infected toe for which I am taking antibiotics have kept the subject in front of me. So let’s talk about probiotics. The Back Story The human… Read more

Annoying Belly Fat and What to Do About It

Men call it a “beer belly” or a”middle-aged-spread.” Women call it the “blessing of menopause” or the “reminder of child-bearing,” or the “result of lessened amounts of estrogen.”  Gender-specific issues aside, as people go through their middle years, the rate at  which our body uses calories decreases, making it more of a challenge to maintain… Read more

Could it Be Adrenal Fatigue?

Fast-paced daily living causes much stress, no doubt, which is not easy on the adrenal glands. Those two thumb-sized organs sit above your kidneys and are part of the endocrine system. They are involved in producing over 50 hormones that drive almost every bodily function. Many of those functions are essential for life. Adrenal glands… Read more

Good Food: Antidote for Depression

In this country it is estimated that 15 million Americans suffer from depression. I had a bout with it myself at one point in my life, and these days I don’t have to go far to meet others who have struggled or are now struggling with depression. The path to wellness and vitality is through… 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

Purple Power Healer

Boost your health with this healing elixir! Red cabbage (the purple kind) contains anthocyanins, which studies have shown help suppress inflammation. Elderberry extract is a natural cold and flu fighter, which is why it’s always in our fridge! It is also called Sambucus and is considered a natural alternative to synthetic cough-and-cold syrups. (Makes 2… Read more

‘Tis the Season for Colds and Flu – How We Catch Those Bugs, and Why They Linger.

I confess to some real frustration here. I work hard to eat healthy food and otherwise live a healthy lifestyle, and I get highly insulted when my best efforts to take care of myself haven’t been enough to stave off a whopper of a cold. Yet, here I am, forfeiting a good movie with friends… 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