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Balance is a waste of time

Balance is a waste of time

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” Charles Buxton Balance is a sticky subject among many people. We have careers, partners, children, family commitments, charity work, classes, hobbies, worship time—plus, big desires to improve our health. How can one possibly balance so many things? I’m going to let you in on a…

Why FORGIVENESS helps you heal

Why FORGIVENESS helps you heal

Have you ever downed an entire package of chips, crackers, or cookies? Ate pizza or cake until you felt sick? Drank more coffee or wine than your body wanted? Do you remember how you were feeling at the time? I ask because sometimes we overeat to help distract us from emotional pain. Think about it—have you noticed that sometimes when…

5 Not Boring Health Tips for FALL

5 Not Boring Health Tips for FALL

As much as I love summer and late nights at the beach, toes in the sand, lax schedules, swimming, cocktails on the patio etc… there is a special place in my heart for FALL. I look forward to those kiddos getting back into school and living on a schedule again. It is just about boot and sweater weather which makes…

Got Nut Milk??

Got Nut Milk??

In my opinion, it is a myth that one needs cow’s milk for calcium and strong bones.  It is easy to understand that the confusion about milk’s health benefits, stems from the fact that it contains calcium – around 300 mg per cup.  BUT  many scientific studies have shown an assortment of detrimental health effects directly linked to cow’s milk…

Fat – Good or Bad?

Fat – Good or Bad?

Dietary fat: is it good or bad? Both. You see, not all fats are created equal. The Skinny on Fats Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. They can compromise the cardiovascular system, immune system, and contribute to behavior problems. They can also lead to weight gain, skin breakouts, high…

3 New Recipes for Summer…

3 New Recipes for Summer…

Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a recipe rut?  Are you a victim of making the same old stuff day after day?  Sometimes, our bodies respond well when we switch things up a bit.  Try a few of my new summer recipes to please your pallet and keep your body strong and healthy.   Mineral Boosting Juice…

Bloated?  This may be your answer…

Bloated? This may be your answer…

Have you ever felt as if you were working so hard to make the right food choices, but for some reason, cannot seem to lose those few inches hanging over the top of your jeans? You eat well all day, resist the temptation to snack, drink adequate amounts of water, but that notorious bloat is getting the best of you. …

Meditation, Not Just for Hippies…

Meditation, Not Just for Hippies…

Yes, I am a Berkeley, CA hippie that grew up in the 70s/80s, so it makes complete sense that I would be writing a blog post on meditation.  While my friends were off at boarding school in Switzerland, I was taking classes with my mom learning how to “read auras”, “clear chakras”, give psychic readings and past life regressions.  All…

5 Top Slimming Foods

5 Top Slimming Foods

Do you ever find yourself confused about what to eat?  These days, many people are aware of how important it is for health to include vegetables and limit processed sugar in their diet.  But where does that leave you?  The choices are endless.  It is easy to get overwhelmed at a grocery store if you don’t have a plan.  The…

Why Detox?

Why Detox?

Years ago when I first heard of doing a “detox” I remember thinking it would be icky gross juices, eating foods I didn’t like and worst of all, feeling deprived.  If you have never done a detox or even if you have, this may be what you are thinking.  That’s because many detoxes and diets are exactly that.  If you…