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

Two Big Reasons to Consider a Detox or Cleanse.

I’m relatively new to the practice of seasonal detoxing or cleansing.  (The terms are interchangeable.) I experienced my first one for 7 days a few years ago and had such favorable results that I studied up on the subject, and now offer one four times a year as part of my health coaching programs. Read… Read more

Mushrooms and Their Many Healing Abilities

I’m not going to lie. For most of my life I didn’t want anything to do with mushrooms. I didn’t like their taste, their texture, their color – anything. Then, I’m not even sure when, I began to try them, perhaps all pretty and stuffed at a cocktail party or something, and then began to like them…. Read more

The Truth about Cleansing – 4 Biggest Myths Debunked

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

7 Mindset Matters in Weight Loss

It is no secret that obesity is a huge health problem in this country.  Beyond that, many people who are not heavy enough to qualify on the charts as “clinically obese” are walking through life with more pounds on them than supports good health. Many people have stressful jobs, drink lots of coffee, eat poor… Read more

Food Sensitivities: Culprits and Correctives

In my last newsletter/blog, I discussed food sensitivities and their relationship to weight loss resistance and chronic low energy, and just not feeling up to par. If you missed that piece, go here to check it out before we move on here to the main causes of food sensitivities, and then, most importantly, what can be… Read more

Food Sensitivities and Weight Loss Resistance

I know that you have probably heard as many diet fixes and calories regimens to fill a book, just as I had when I was trying for years, and to very little, if any, avail, to lose weight. Extra pounds on the body is a phenomenon that misses very few people in our country. So,… Read more

Mindful Eating – Better Health — Part I

In recent years I have been more attention to becoming quieter, more still, and more at peace. I have not cultivated the art of meditation to a great degree, although I have had plenty of exposure to it in regular yoga practice. However, as I delve deeper and deeper into food and health issues, I… Read more

10 Impressive Benefits of Coconut Oil

Some people classify Coconut Oil as a “superfood.” I don’t know exactly in charge of such classifications, but it certainly is one of those foods that I keep well-stocked on my pantry shelf. Its benefits are numerous and impressive. Here are 10 of them. 1. Coconut Oil Contains Fatty Acids with Powerful Medicinal Properties. It… 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