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

Watermelon — a Summer Favorite

As far as foods go, I think a good, sweet, juicy watermelon on a hot day is one of the prettiest sights there is, and one of the best, most wonderful things to eat. I haven’t always been quite as enthused as I am now about this great summer treat, but a few years ago,… Read more

The Truth about Cleansing (Detoxing) – 4 Biggest Myths Debunked

Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, cleansing (or detoxing) has 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 (or cleanse) doesn’t have to involve… Read more

Homemade Chai Tea

(Vegan and Low Glycemic) 24 ounces unsweetened almond milk 1 teaspoon ground cardamom ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger 1 small pinch coarse ground black pepper Optional sweeteners: 1 tablespoon raw honey 4-12 drops liquid stevia Recipe: Combine all of the ingredients (except sweeteners) in a small… Read more

May is for Strawberries!

Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God ever did! William Butler, 17th Century Years ago, a dear friend of mine awakened me to the fact that of all the things there are to celebrate in May, the annual entrance of strawberries during that month is one of the greatest.  I believed… Read more

Beet and Radish Salad

Beets and radishes are root vegetables that are excellent for maintaining a healthy digestive system, liver, and kidneys.  This salad is also a good immune system booster. 5 cups beet greens, torn 1 cup daikon radish, peeled and shredded 1cup spinach or romaine lettuce ½ cup shredded beet ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds, soaked 1… Read more

7 Strategies for Losing Weight

It is an unseasonably warm and sunny day as I write this.  It feels great to be outside in short sleeves, and the feel of the sun on my skin is just plain delicious. So there WILL be a Spring. We may wait a few more weeks for the real deal, but I know that already,… Read more

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar – Good for Almost Anything

In my experience, health coaching and otherwise, the most common “health-enhancer” that I hear about is Raw Apple Vinegar.  True enough – I recommend it often for different conditions, but I also hear about it from others when I’ve had nothing to do with their regular use of it.  What is it about this most… Read more

Making Sauerkraut the Easy Way

Making my own sauerkraut, the well-known fermented cabbage dish, has been one of those things that I knew I should be doing, but just wasn’t getting around to.  At first I thought that making sauerkraut was one of those big production numbers that I just didn’t have the time, energy, or inclination to tackle. As… Read more