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

How to Add More Raw Foods to Your Diet  

In my last newsletter blog I wrote again about the benefits of a diet rich in raw foods, particularly fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.  If you missed that one, or need to refresh your memory, click here. Today I want to address some of the “how” and “what, exactly” issues that sometimes hold people back… Read more

Raw Food Diet Revisited

Lots of water has flowed under the bridge of my life since I first dove into a very high raw food diet in 2006. Now, well into my 12th year of learning and living and experimenting with what works best for me, I am still a very high raw vegan eater, and not 100% either…. Read more

Balancing Blood Sugar – Part II

It’s no secret that too much sugar in our diets can result in many health problems, most of them a good deal more serious than bad complexion or moderate weight gain. Over the past several decades, chronic disorders such as insulin resistance, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes have swept through our country, as well as… Read more

Balancing Blood Sugar – Part I

Good health is all about balance, especially when it comes to blood sugar. Our brain relies on glucose (sugar) for fuel, and it is important to keep blood sugar balanced to feel good, have energy, and think clearly. Glucose requires insulin, a hormone secreted by the pancreas, to carry it to the cells. While other… Read more

Inflammation?? Exercise Can Help!

Inflammation in the body continues to be a hot topic in the world of health improvement. While we are familiar with inflammation on the surface of our bodies which involves local redness, heat, swelling, and pain. Another kind of inflammation that is in our bodies is powerful and necessary for our survival. In fact, it is… Read more

The Truth about Cleansing – 4 Biggest Myths Debunked

Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, cleansing (or detoxing) have earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “detox,” do you immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term gains? The truth is, a detox doesn’t have to involve any of the… 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

Discipline – Developing a Year of Sparkle

In these final days of the year, many of us are thinking about the kind of year it was, and what we would like to be able to change for the next year.  I hear the word “success” used a lot, both with considering the past year and in formulating plans and strategies for accomplishing… Read more