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

Mindful Eating – Better Health – Part II

In my last newsletter/blog, I wrote about Mindful Eating — what it is, why it’s important, and some simple ways to get started with it.  To see that piece, or to review it,  Click here. It’s possible that you read some or most of that piece and immediately thought, ”OMG, I am too rushed, and too… Read more

Mindful Eating – Better Health — Part I

In recent years I have been more attention to becoming quieter, more still, and more at peace. I have not cultivated the art of meditation to a great degree, although I have had plenty of exposure to it in regular yoga practice. However, as I delve deeper and deeper into food and health issues, I… Read more

Fasting: Ancient Secret of Health – Part II

In my last newsletter I talked about the history of fasting, which has been going on as long as there have been humans on the planet eating. One is the flip side of the other. We are either eating or we are fasting. In years past fasting felt to me like a scary proposition –… Read more

Fasting: Ancient Secret of Health – Part I

I actually don’t know many people who fast regularly, or, perhaps more accurately stated,  I don’t know who I know who is fasting regularly.  In my adult life, after my rather long years of pregnancies and nursing, I have had periods where I fasted, then gave it up for a time, and then went back… Read more

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Some people love Daylight Savings Time.  I count myself among them.  Others don’t like it at all. My son-in-law, for example, rises at 3:00 a.m. to go to work.  It’s still too light in the evening when he has to go to bed to get a decent amount of sleep before his early morning rising…. Read more

7 Strategies for Losing Weight

It is an unseasonably warm and sunny day as I write this.  It feels great to be outside in short sleeves, and the feel of the sun on my skin is just plain delicious. So there WILL be a Spring. We may wait a few more weeks for the real deal, but I know that already,… Read more

9 Natural Cold Remedies for Surviving Winter

Already this year, I have heard of people with colds, flu, bronchitis, and the like.  These things are part and parcel of the winter season. Sneezing, coughing, lack of enough hand washing, and a diet weak in nutrients all help the pesky germs to cause trouble.  Stress, a lowered immunity, and sleep deprivation are further… Read more

6 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

I don’t know how it is for you, really, but I know that for me, it is harder and harder to hang on to a stable weight, let alone lose some weight.  Part of the issue, I am told, is that with aging comes a gradually slowing metabolism. Thank you, Mother Nature! What is metabolism,… Read more