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

About that Exercise Program   

I’m hearing lots of cries for help these days from people wanting to turn around the “Quarantine 15” that they put on during the shelter at home time these last few months.  All those days of heightened anxiety, comfort foods to ease it, staying so close to home, and not moving enough made any kind… Read more

Getting to Know Nutritional Yeast

Do you ever just stop and wonder about any of the foods that live in your refrigerator?  I don’t mean the perishables that come and go every week or so, but the condiments that find their way to the back corner, only to be resurrected when a recipe calls for a half-teaspoon or so. In… Read more

Springtime is for Dark Leafy Greens

It was at the very tail-end of Winter, that life on many levels got interrupted in a huge way. There is no one who as not been affected in some way by the enormous impact that the coronavirus and Covid-19 has had. It will  be a major topic of discussion and matter for concern for… Read more

Healthy Immune System Part III – Covid-19, Loss, Stress

A healthy and strong immune system can help to guard us against illness, such as the one we are facing now. The coronavirus has rudely placed itself in the center of all of our lives causing massive disruptions – social isolation, changes in work and other daily patterns, and an uncertain future on many levels…. 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

Let’s Talk about Probiotics – Part II

Probiotics are live microorganisms that may be able to help prevent and treat some illnesses. They are “friendly bacteria” that are similar to organisms that occur naturally in our digestive tract. Certain strains or types of probiotics have been linked to all sorts of health benefits, from helping with irritable bowel syndrome and traveler’s diarrhea… Read more

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

12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Inflammation is an important immune system function. It a powerful and necessary function for our survival.  It ensures that appropriate nourishment and adequate immune activity is delivered to an area, inside or outside that is injured or under attack. When it is out of control though, inflammation can cause serious damage. It has been linked… Read more