Everyday Raw Potato Salad

For the Salad: 2 cups diced jicama 1/4 cup diced yellow pepper 1/4 cup diced celery 1 tbsp minced fresh rosemary 2 tbsp minced green olives 1/4 avocado, mashed 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced fresh parsley, for garnish For the Dressing: 2 tbsp. tahini 1/4 tsp cumin 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp… Read more

Green Smoothie for Athletes

1 cup spinach 1 cup chard 1 cup collard 1 stalk celery 1 banana 1 pear 1 peach, pitted ½ avocado 2 cups fresh (or frozen) blueberries 4 Medjool dates, pitted 2 Tablespoons bee pollen (optional) 2 cups water Add water as needed and blend to a desired consistency. Spirulina has a distinctive taste and… 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

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

The Digestive Tract: First Line of Defense against Autoimmune Illness

If it seems to you that you are hearing more and more about auto-immune diseases these days, it is not your imagination. They are occurring with escalating frequency in this country and in other “developed” countries. If you grew up on a farm with lots of animals, played in the dirt, and were otherwise exposed… Read more

Freedom Thoughts for Independence Day

Independence Day is one of the best American holidays, both for what we celebrate and how we celebrate it. It’s easy, however, to take liberty for granted, and to misconstrue just how difficult it was to gain our freedoms 239 years ago. The Revolutionary War was long and costly–arguably the second-longest conflict in American history…. Read more