Spring cleaning and going native…

By | March 24th, 2017|Community, Empowerment, Meaning, Stress reduction, Uncategorized|

It’s spring, finally! Traditionally, this is the time of year when we want to make changes in our life, start afresh, clean out closets, get organized! For me, this year was different. I decided that I wanted to create a [...]

The natto challenge

By | March 17th, 2017|Food, Foodie Friday, Uncategorized, vitamins and minerals|

If you’ve read Ruth’s recent posts about K2, you’ll know that it has the almost miraculous ability to move calcium out of blood vessels (where it is not welcome) and into bones (where it is definitely welcome). You might also [...]

Homemade organic, unsweetened yogurt | Foodie Friday

By | March 10th, 2017|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Uncategorized|

We talk a lot about non-dairy products, including yogurt. In last week’s post, I reviewed some commercially available yogurts. I wasn’t wild about some of them, mainly because of the sweetness. When I was searching for a non-dairy yogurt some [...]

Smoothies – a healthy meal replacement | Foodie Friday

By | February 24th, 2017|Basics, Breakfast, Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, Snacks, Uncategorized|

In today’s post, we’ll look at how a smoothie can help support you when you have no appetite or aren’t eating much. This smoothie will give you good nutrition and tide you over until you’re feeling more like your normal self. […]

Put a little green in your life

By | January 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

According to the Pantone Color Institute (PCI), the color green will be everywhere in 2017. Pantone 15-0343 – a specific shade of green said to evoke the first days of spring. Indeed, the PCI has named 15-0343 (also called "Greenery") as the [...]

New Year Resolutions…don’t fall into the trap!

By | January 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

There have been plenty of Decembers when I’ve made resolutions about things I’m going to change “in the new year.” But I don’t do that anymore… […]

Selenium: the small but mighty mineral

By | December 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Selenium is considered a trace mineral – meaning we need only very small amounts. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. We want to avoid selenium deficiency, but a little goes a long way and does a lot of good. […]

Book Review | Dig In Your Heels

By | December 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Dig In Your Heels | The glamorous (and not so glamorous) life of a young breast cancer survivor This blog post first appeared on Zero Breast Cancer - zerobreastcancer.org - where I am a guest blogger. (Be sure to check [...]

Pumpkin Seed Butter | Foodie Friday

By | December 16th, 2016|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Snacks, Uncategorized|

Pumpkin seed butter? Trust me, it isn't as weird as it might sound, and it's a powerhouse of goodness. Ruth’s recent post about magnesium might have been an eye-opener for you...magnesium deficiency is associated with seven of the top nine causes [...]

Websites to check | mytavin.com

By | December 2nd, 2016|Research, Uncategorized|

I recently came across a website that is baby-simple to navigate, serves up focused results, and is a fabulous resource – especially if you’re taking any kind of medication. The site is mytavin.com (to pronounce it, think vitamin (said the American way), but swap the m and v). The site came into being after its author, Dr. Jeffrey Gladd MD, learned of drug-induced vitamin and mineral deficiency. […]

Websites to check | whfoods.com

By | November 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Here’s another post in our series of websites to check, this time focusing on fresh fruits and vegetables. Is broccoli more nutritious than kale? Can kale be eaten raw, or is it more nutritious when cooked? How is it best cooked? These questions and many more are answered on the amazing site that is run by the George Mateljan Foundation… […]

Cherry walnut squares | Foodie Friday

By | November 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

It’s the holidays. You know you’re likely to over-indulge and be naughty…but when you eat these chocolate-y cherry walnut squares, you can be guilt-free! […]

Websites to check | ewg.org

By | November 11th, 2016|Research, Uncategorized|

Information! It’s everywhere, and is one of the few things that isn’t in danger of going extinct in the 21st century. Every day, we’re subjected to a constant stream of information, some of it good, some of it not so good. How do you tell the difference? Here’s a site that can remove some of the guesswork… […]

Colonoscopy — is it on your bucket list?

By | October 28th, 2016|colon cancer, Uncategorized|

I know, you’re thinking “How could having a colonoscopy be on anyone’s bucket list??? Ugh!” But after I thought about it for a few minutes, it was an obvious choice to add to mine, right next to visiting Stonehenge and learning how to play the piano. (Trip accomplished, piano being tortured on a daily basis…) […]

Practically instant minestrone | Foodie Friday

By | October 21st, 2016|Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Soups, Uncategorized|

This big pot of soup almost makes itself, it’s so quick from start to finish! Wonderful minestrone, that great cool-weather standby… […]

Moroccan-spiced chickpea soup with greens | Foodie Friday

By | October 7th, 2016|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, Soups, Uncategorized|

Could this healthy chickpea soup be any easier to make? I don’t think so… […]

Shrimp cabbagio entree salad | Foodie Friday

By | September 30th, 2016|Dinner, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, Uncategorized|

Here’s an easy recipe that turns the humble cabbage into the center of attention. Super versatile, it’s quick and easy, healthful, and delicious… […]

Book review: A modern way to eat | Foodie Friday

By | September 23rd, 2016|Food, Foodie Friday, Uncategorized|

In this day and age, a cookery book almost seems like a relic, a thing of the past. But should that be the case? […]

Oil free chana masala | Foodie Friday

By | September 16th, 2016|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, Snacks, Uncategorized|

If you’ve wanted to make tasty chana masala at home but feel put off by the long list of exotic ingredients, wait no more. You probably already have all the spices you need for this recipe, and the prep takes about 10 minutes, tops.  […]

Berry & citrus creamy frozen bites with stevia | Foodie Friday

By | August 26th, 2016|Desserts, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Sugar, Uncategorized|

When you need just a taste of dessert, or when you can’t trust yourself around a full-sized cheesecake, turn to these bites for delicious micro-bursts of flavor and healthy decadence. There’s no added sugar but they’re sweetened perfectly with stevia extract… […]

Healthy stuffed portobello mushroom |Foodie Friday

By | July 29th, 2016|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Uncategorized|

Last week’s Foodie Friday celebrated the immune-boosting superstars of the mushroom world. This week, we celebrate the incredibly versatile portobello mushroom… […]

Country mushroom paté, three ways |Foodie Friday

By | July 22nd, 2016|Foodie Friday, Immune system, Lunch, Snacks, Uncategorized|

From a humble fungus comes one of your strongest allies – the mighty mushroom! Read on to see how you can enjoy some delicious country mushroom paté and at the same time benefit from what these fabulous fungi have to offer… […]

Nordic baked fish and rainbow coleslaw| Foodie Friday

By | June 17th, 2016|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, Uncategorized|

A couple of years ago I spent a few days (eating) in Copenhagen. What a delight! Before we went, I looked into the Nordic diet and loved their guidelines.  And it was so refreshing to see they were spearheaded by a restaurant chef. […]

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