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
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
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
This salad is protein rich and extremely satisfying. Other greens can be substituted or added, so use whatever you have on hand, such as romaine, Swiss chard, or even cabbage. Makes 4-6 servings. Salad 2 cups packed baby spinach 2 cups packed red leaf lettuce 2 cups packed, shredded kale 2 small avocados, sliced 1… Read more
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
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 rawmesan cheese (see recipe below) For the dressing: 1/4… Read more
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I know that there are other people who are as enthusiastic about drinking green smoothies as I am, but where I live, I really have developed a reputation as the Green Smoothie Lady. It’s not a bad thing. In fact, I like being so closely associated with such an important food group – dark leafy… Read more