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Resistance Training – Key to Healthy, Vibrant Aging

You who have known me through this newsletter/blog for awhile know me as a raw food enthusiast and a health coach. Both have been a big part of my life for the last 15 years, ever since I first discovered all the benefits of a high raw food diet. (See more about that right here.) … Read more

Enzymes Part II – Digestion Drivers, Gut Healers

The digestive system is an enormously sophisticated and complex operation made up of many organs. A north to south process, it begins in the brain where it is triggered by the sight, sound, and smell of food. This begins the production of saliva in the mouth which is the first place that food begins to… Read more

Enzymes Part I – Catalysts and Initiators of Life Itself

Recently a long-term Health Coaching friend of mine asked a question about enzymes on my Better Health at Any Age Facebook page. I realized then that, as much as I have read and understood about the important of food enzymes and the place they play in our overall health, I have never written about them…. Read more

Cauliflower – White is a Color!

You’ve heard it before – that the more colorful a fruit or vegetable, the more nutrients it contains.  Then you come to cauliflower, which is very white, yet supplies more than 77% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C, in just a cup of it.  Like other cruciferous vegetables, cauliflower is rich in anti-inflammatory… Read more

Thinking about Vegetarianism?  Consider Meatless Mondays!

I talk to a lot of people these days who say they are eating less meat and feel better for making the making the effort as they enjoy the adventure of switching things up. It is true that a vegetarian diet has several benefits when it is properly balanced and nutrient-dense.  However, just because a… Read more

Have You Tried Foam Rolling?

Spring is fast approaching!  This means that people who live a more-or- less sedentary life will be venturing out for some fresh air and exercise, and experienced and normally physically active ones will be upping their physical movement gain. That’s a good thing. No matter the category, the muscle soreness than comes after a too… Read more

Mushroom Magic.

Mushrooms have been under-appreciated. I was an “under-appreciater” for years – ‘didn’t like their consistency or something. Now they are favorites everywhere! As mushrooms have become more noticed and appreciated in both the culinary world and medical worlds, I have come to respect them more and enjoy eating them. Although considered a vegetable, mushrooms are… Read more

Lemon Goji Truffles

A quick-as-a-flash healthy treat.      Makes 18-20 truffles.       Vegan, Vegetarian, Raw.        Serves: 20 Ingredients Truffles: 1 cup fine, white almond meal 2 cups coconut, desiccated ¼ cup 100% pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons coconut oil ¼ cup lemon juice Zest of one lemon ¼ cup goji berries ½ teaspoon vanilla… Read more

Bring Your Best Self to the Holidays

It’s called “the most wonderful time of the year.” Even in the best of times the holidays are a time of mixed emotions and extra stress for most of us. There may be happy celebrations, special traditions, and wonderful memories.  There may also be unpleasant family members, grief for those who have died, and an… Read more