Category: Healing Lifestyle

THE CHRONICALLY ILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT IS IN THEIR FOOD

This week I wrote a guest post for the Nourishing Liberty blog on why Maryland should pass proposed legislation to label GMOs. As one of the 50 million Americans who suffers from an autoimmune disease, a process where the body attacks and destroys its own healthy tissue, I realize that is it time for food manufacturers to label GMOs in Maryland. It is imperative consumers know what is in their food, particularly when that food contains genetically […]

IT’S JANUARY GIVEAWAY TIME – ENTER TODAY TO WIN A VITAMIX!

Happy New Year! I’m thrilled to be joining with my fellow bloggers in the Village Green Network again for a January giveaway today through Friday January 30!  This time we are giving away a Vitamix blender worth $379 and the winner will be announced on January 31.  Below are directions for how you enter. You can enter the drawing here and on all the blogs listed below. Good luck!! HOW TO ENTER 1. Click here […]

THE ART OF TEA – ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTIOXIDANT-RICH, DETOXIFYING AND DELICIOUS

I’m showing my age here, but one of my favorite CDs of all time is by Michael Franks, The Art of Tea.  Ironic since I’ve always been a coffee girl.   I’ve tried many times to give up coffee and drink tea instead.  Failed every single time.  I’ve tried relaxing with a cup of tea in the afternoon or evening.  Nope.  Only if I’m entertaining or at someone’s house as part of socializing do I enjoy […]

MIX & MATCH 3 INGREDIENT GREEN SMOOTHIE TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR ENERGY

Dark leafy greens are high in Vitamins A, C, E and K, folate, many other B-vitamins, antioxidants, iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium.  They are a key building block for energy production, fuel every cellular process you can imagine and protect our cells from free radical damage. The bottom line: eat your greens! In some nutrition circles, there is debate over which is better – juicing or blending.  I’ve decided to not pick sides.  There are […]

25 WAYS TO EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

One of the keys to a successful transition to a real, whole foods healing diet is to trust the “crowding out” approach.  Back when I was just starting my own transition, I added lots and lots vegetables and fruit to my existing diet, flooding my nutrient-deficient body with micro-nutrients.  Lo and behold, I eventually got to the point of eating very little food that wasn’t real, whole and healing. For someone who is reluctant to […]

PALEO RECIPE ROUNDUP: WINTER VEGETABLES

In my “In Harmony With Nature” series I talked about eating seasonally.  Well, here we are with one month left of Winter.  Hard to believe.  How have you been doing with the 15 Practices to Thrive in Winter?  My two favorite so far have been the hot baths and sitting by the fire.  I will definitely miss the fires once it warms up. So, while we still have winter vegetables available in season, here is […]

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST GREEN SMOOTHIE EVER!

I’ve recently been phasing into The Wahl’s Protocol which calls for 9 cups of fruits and vegetables each day.  Yes, you read that right.  NINE!  It is designed to optimize the functioning of our mitochondria, a brilliant approach created by Dr. Terry Wahls, MD when she became wheelchair bound from Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  People with all types of autoimmune diseases, neurological issues and Lyme Disease experience miraculous results following her program.  It uses […]