Raw Food Diet Revisited

Lots of water has flowed under the bridge of my life since I first dove into a very high raw food diet in 2006. Now, well into my 12th year of learning and living and experimenting with what works best for me, I am still a very high raw vegan eater, and not 100% either…. 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

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

Nuts and Seeds Help to Keep You Healthy

Somewhere in the history of food preparation and fine dining, the world of nuts and seeds got relegated, roasted and salted, to the sidelines. Still a staple at cocktail parties, receptions of any sort, and weekend sporting events, they receive a nod as a good source of protein and fat. Some people wince at the… Read more

It’s Spring! Let’s Move!

Walking with Friends

Many people, in the course of their first visit with me, say, “Health Coaching sounds like a good thing, and I know I need some help changing my diet, but I’m not one for much exercising.  How important is it?” The short answer is: it’s very important, and maybe for some reasons you haven’t thought… Read more

Why Eat Raw?

I hear this question a lot in my health coaching practice, and there are several answers, most having to do with the benefits that people experience when they greatly increase the amount of Raw Foods in their diets. I see it all the time – the reversal of all manner of unwanted conditions, such as… Read more

Coconut Oil — Nutritional Jewel

  Some of you may recall a blog post of mine from last May about oil pulling and its benefits. In that piece I said the my preferred oil is coconut oil, because it has anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties.  As it turns out. there are many other reasons to use coconut oil. For many… Read more