Coconut Oil: The Fat That Makes You Thin

Dr. Mark Hyman recently posted an article about coconut oil. I love coconut oil because it provides the very best natural source of Medium Chain Fatty Acids to: boost metabolism curb your hunger lower triglycerides reduce fat storage improve athletic performance On top of all … [Read more...]

Do You Love Your Liver?

Most people assume that liver disease happens only to people who abuse alcohol. But that is not true. More than 30 million US adults suffer from chronic liver disease, and many of these people don't even know that they have it. Your liver is one of the hardest-working organs in your body. It is … [Read more...]

Got Almond Milk? Beware…

Health Hazard of This Common Ingredient Carrageenan, a common ingredient in dairy products, store-bought almond and coconut milk, and many other natural foods may be attacking your gut. Scientists are finding that carrageenan, an additive harvested from red seaweed, is linked to dangerous … [Read more...]

Is There Help For a Bloated Gassy Belly?

Do you ever feel bloated and gassy? Are you constipated one day, and rushing for the bathroom the next? You may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. A recent study found that 82% of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) sufferers were also low in vitamin D. In the study performed at the University of Sheffield, … [Read more...]

Roasted Root Vegetables with Kale-Buttermilk Dressing

Here's a great recipe I found in Food & Wine Magazine dated March 2015. March is a great time to have the last bit of fresh root vegetables, since the early spring veggies will soon be poking their heads out of the ground. Total time: 25 minutes, makes about 1 cup of … [Read more...]

Heart Disease: The Number One Killer of Women in America

Heart disease is often thought of as more common in men but is actually the number one killer of women in America. According to the National Institute for Heath, here are the most common symptoms reported by women, often as much as a month before a heart attack: Unusual fatigue Sleep … [Read more...]

Vitamin B12 — It’s More Important Than You Know

The Hidden Vitamin Deficiency In post about lemons I mentioned that folate was Vitamin B12. Actually, folate is naturally occurring Vitamin B9 while folic acid is the synthetic version found in most supplements and fortified foods. Vitamin B12, cobalamin, works together with folate in synthesizing … [Read more...]

Colds, Flu and the Humble Lemon

Your ability to help avoid colds and flu this season may depend on the bright yellow lemon! If you live in Southern California, you can pick lemons right off the trees! Lemons in your supermarket work just as work just as well, especially if they are organic. It's important to keep your immune … [Read more...]

Turkey Soup with Kale

INGREDIENTS 10 cups water or broth 4 cloves garlic, sliced thin 2 medium onions, chopped 4 carrots, peeled and sliced thin 4 stalks celery sliced 1 cup green split peas 1 cup dried lentils 1 cup wild rice 1 bunch kale, trimmed of stalk and sliced in ribbons ½ head … [Read more...]

Benefits to Feeling Grateful

Yesterday I received an email from Vivian Goldschmidt, someone I've been following at for some time. Her article,“Five Scientifically Backed Facts about Feeling Grateful,” was timely because it was close to Thanksgiving. I liked it so much that I was compelled to share it with you. … [Read more...]

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