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

Fasting: Ancient Secret of Health – Part I

I actually don’t know many people who fast regularly, or, perhaps more accurately stated,  I don’t know who I know who is fasting regularly.  In my adult life, after my rather long years of pregnancies and nursing, I have had periods where I fasted, then gave it up for a time, and then went back… 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

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

7 Strategies for Losing Weight

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

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