Kiwi Fruit

The KIWIFRUIT, also known as the Chinese Gooseberry, and named after a New Zealand bird that is small, brown and fuzzy, is one of my favourite fruits.  You will find it available in most grocery stores.  It’s nutritious and a beautiful work of art on the inside. It adds such flair to a big bowl […]

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Miracle Balls

Maybe you’ve heard about “Miracle Balls”.  Maybe you use them in your exercise regime.  I just learned about them this past May from my personal trainer friend, Tanya Morrison, http://Www.moveyourbody.ca who comes to my home 3 days a week to help me keep my MS ravaged limbs stretched and strengthened. Miracle Balls were introduced to the […]

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Mulberries

Mulberries are very beneficial to our health. Many people think a mulberry is the same as a black berry.  Not true! Mulberries are native to Asia, Europe and Africa.  The blackberry is native to South America and parts of the northern hemisphere.  Mulberries grow on trees and Blackberries grow on thorny bushes. For the purpose […]

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How Not To Die

A book I recommend to anybody wanting to make a change to better nutrition to ward off serious illness and just get healthy.  The book “HOW NOT TO DIE” by Michael Greger, MD, with Gene Stone is a must read. The book is nicely laid out in chapters about each of the serious diseases facing our […]

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Mexican Quinoa Salad

I love the combo of fresh cilantro with beans, tomatoes and Mexican flavors. Quinoa is a quick and easy grain to cook.  This salad recipe is fast and easy to make.  It’s a great summer dish loaded with flavor and protein, is vegan and fat free.  Healthy, hearty and tasty. Ingredients:  all of my ingredients […]

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Deodorants and Antiperspirants

Just one more thing that is damaging our health….the daily use of mainstream, conventional deodorants and antiperspirants has a cumulative effect on our health.  Yikes. Many, many studies have been conducted on this topic and the jury is still out but many of the results of these studies are leaning towards the fact that these products are […]

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Cantaloupe

The other day at the market I decided to purchase a canteloupe.  It’s not a fruit I would generally purchase but I thought it would be a nice change from my usual berries and apples.  As with all things I put in my body, I wanted to know what goodness I was going to get […]

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Neti Pot

The Neti Pot was developed as an Ayurvedic yoga tradition in India thousands of years ago and remains in use to this day.  The word “Neti” means “nasal cleansing” and is a Sanskrit word. It was thought that if you had clear breathing you had clear thinking.  It was a helpful tool in allowing one […]

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Ratatouille

It’s that wonderful time of year when farmer’s markets are brimming with fresh produce.   I feel inspired when I come home with an armful of fresh organic veggies I don’t normally purchase in the winter months, veggies such as zucchini and eggplant. Eggplant is not a favorite of many people.  It is kind of […]

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Second Love

I get newsletters from a site called “Lessons Learned in Life”.  It’s a daily newsletter that sends out inspiring quotes and messages about various aspects of life, love, spirituality etc.  I have been inspired by many of the messages on numerous occasions.  I have even forwarded messages to friends and family who are dealing with […]

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