Creamy Kale Smoothie

Start with this recipe, then make your own creative variations. Meat and water from 1 young Thai Coconut or 1 ½ -2 cups water or coconut water 1 avocado 4 kale leaves* 1 celery stalk 1 cup frozen mango cubes, 2 Tbs ground flaxseed** 1 tsp fresh ginger 1 Tbs honey (optional) Blend in a… Read more

How to Not Spread Colds Around

This is the time of year when I try to not get a cold. Some years I am successful, others I am not. The average adult gets a common cold two or three times a year; children bring them home more frequently, and toddlers can get struck with a runny nose and cough up to… Read more

Frosty Pumpkin Seed Sweet Green Smoothie

Coconut water (from young Thai coconuts) has a naturally sweet taste and is great for adding some additional sweetness and hydration to your drinks.  Coconut water is high in electrolytes (potassium and sodium) and has been called nature’s own sports drink exactly for that reason.  It can help fight off muscle cramps and dehydration, and,… Read more

Smart Summer Sustainers

How I love the long, hassle-free, fun-in-the-sun days of summer.  When the mercury rises to numbers that seem unthinkable levels, summer can drain us all. Those long, sunny days for which we craved I February are seemingly never-ending. We can change some of the difficulties of too much heat and too much sun. By making… Read more

Revving Up for Spring: 12 Easy Steps to Better Health – Part I

Spring is definitely my favorite season of the year. It’s arrival, though late this year, was especially wonderful after the most brutal winter in recent memory. It’s just so wonderful to go outside in sandals and with no coat! I’m guessing that you may be feeling much the same – gearing up for more activity… 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

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

Strawberry Fields Salad

For the salad: 6 cups mixed spring greens (or other dark leafy green mixture) 6 large strawberries, washed, tops removed and sliced 1 small bunch of fresh basil or mint leaves, chopped 1/3 cup candied nuts (optional) 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion, (optional) 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional) For the dressing: 1/4 cup cold… 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