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

How to Prevent and Reverse Inflammation and Autoimmune Illness

In my last newsletter/blog, I wrote about  autoimmune illness and noted that one of the best ways to prevent and heal an autoimmune condition is to keep the digestive tract healthy and functioning well. If you missed all that, click here In a nutshell, the best way to not have an autoimmune disorder is to… 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

Sore Throat Remedy, and a Comfort, too.

 For a sore throat and overall immune boosting – cut up 2 lemons, drop them in a small mason jar. Finely grind 1/2 – 1 inch fresh ginger root. Add 1 tsp. cinnamon or pumpkin spice mix. Pour raw honey over. Stir well. Store in the fridge. Take 1 teaspoon 3-4 times a day (or… Read more

Herbal Teas to Calm the Mind, Relax the Body

There is something instantly nourishing and soothing about steeping a cup of aromatic herbal teas, and the medicinal herbs used in your tea can help take your sense of calm and relaxation to a whole new depth. Herbal tea is a simple and very effective way to work with plant medicine. Herbs, like most medicines,… Read more