Mock Salmon Pate

A delicious pink pate with a hint of salmon flavor….serendipity! 2 cups raw walnuts 1 large scallion 1 red bell pepper 1 teaspoon salt Celtic Sea Salt, or Himalayan Salt are best) 2 stalks celery Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Serving suggestions:  This can be served on a plate… Read more

More than Grams and Calories

It’s been a longer time than usual between this newsletter/blog and the last one. It’s not because of illness or forgetfulness, thankfully, but just life. Expanding the scope and service of Abundant Raw Life Health Coaching to now include Fitness Training is a piece of it, as well as some travel after nearly two years… Read more

Enzymes Part II – Digestion Drivers, Gut Healers

The digestive system is an enormously sophisticated and complex operation made up of many organs. A north to south process, it begins in the brain where it is triggered by the sight, sound, and smell of food. This begins the production of saliva in the mouth which is the first place that food begins to… Read more

Enzymes Part I – Catalysts and Initiators of Life Itself

Recently a long-term Health Coaching friend of mine asked a question about enzymes on my Better Health at Any Age Facebook page. I realized then that, as much as I have read and understood about the important of food enzymes and the place they play in our overall health, I have never written about them…. Read more

Have You Tried Foam Rolling?

Spring is fast approaching!  This means that people who live a more-or- less sedentary life will be venturing out for some fresh air and exercise, and experienced and normally physically active ones will be upping their physical movement gain. That’s a good thing. No matter the category, the muscle soreness than comes after a too… Read more

Mushroom Magic.

Mushrooms have been under-appreciated. I was an “under-appreciater” for years – ‘didn’t like their consistency or something. Now they are favorites everywhere! As mushrooms have become more noticed and appreciated in both the culinary world and medical worlds, I have come to respect them more and enjoy eating them. Although considered a vegetable, mushrooms are… Read more

Moving the Center: Core Training -5 Benefits, 5 Exercises

It’s an analogy of sorts. Just as in the colder months we move closer to the “hearth,” the center of our homes, gathered around the fireplace or in the kitchen where it’s warm, the time is also good to invest some exercise energy into the center of our bodies – the core. The core actually… Read more

The Importance of Organic Foods (Revisited) 

Some years ago I wrote a piece about why it’s important to eat more organic foods. With so much craziness and upset in our country at this moment, I thought it might be good to revisit their importance. When we put the best fuel possible into our bodies, we keep them in peak condition, as… Read more

12 Time and Energy Savers for Healthier Eating  

I was reminded in a conversation recently that when our seven children were still at home, the two most difficult weeks in the year were the first week of summer and the first week of school in the fall. Why?  There were always monumental shifts of lifestyle –bedtimes, wake-up times, wardrobes, time deadlines of all… Read more

Processed Food?  Use Caution!

Processed foods, in the great scheme of humanity, are a relatively new addition, and not necessarily a helpful one. For most of our existence on the planet, humans have eaten raw, unprocessed, or, at best, minimally processed foods – fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, starchy tubers, then meats, fish, and more recently whole grains, legumes… Read more