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
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
Vitamin D has important actions in almost every cell in the human body. Low levels are associated with osteoporosis, several cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, and autoimmune diseases.
Crisp, juicy apples are a fall tradition. Take advantage of the bountiful selection of apples that are available at this time of year. There are hundreds of varieties to sample, and they range from yellow to green, crunchy to tender, sweet to tart, and simple to complex. October is a great month for experimenting with… Read more
January-slower and bluesier Nobody seems to mind winter during all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. The cold and dark seem more like a part of the whole package at that time, while we race hither and thither to get all the shopping, gift-giving, entertaining, and meal preparations taken care of. But now… Read more