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

Citrus Cold Recovery Smoothie

‘Catch a cold? Try this green smoothie to help nurse yourself back to health.  Beets are loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C, which can help boost your immune system.  Flaxseed oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Having a proper balance of these fatty acids is important for brain function and heart health. (Makes… Read more

Fasting: Ancient Secret of Health – Part II

In my last newsletter I talked about the history of fasting, which has been going on as long as there have been humans on the planet eating. One is the flip side of the other. We are either eating or we are fasting. In years past fasting felt to me like a scary proposition –… 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

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Some people love Daylight Savings Time.  I count myself among them.  Others don’t like it at all. My son-in-law, for example, rises at 3:00 a.m. to go to work.  It’s still too light in the evening when he has to go to bed to get a decent amount of sleep before his early morning rising…. Read more

Chlorella – 3 Way Cancer Fighter

If there is one thing that frightens me in this life, it is cancer.  It has taken one of my younger siblings, disturbed the lives of two others, annoyed my dad in his old age, and, over the years, been a rude intruder in the lives of more than a few of my friends and… 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

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