Gratitude Inventory

It’s that time of year when we all need to take stock of all the amazing things we are blessed with. THANKSGIVING WEEKEND is here. What better time is there than this weekend to do a “gratitude inventory”. Life gets busy. Time passes by. We all have things that cause us stress, keep us on […]

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Autumn Beef Bourguignon Paleo Style

Fall is here. No denying that fact. With this time of year comes rainy grey days and the feeling of “hibernation”. Comfort food is the thing we crave as the days get shorter and the temperatures start to drop. It’s sweater weather and crockpot season. Here is a yummy and easy to make recipe for […]

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TIME FOR A NUTRITION REBOOT!

Yes…that’s right. I need a nutrition reboot! I’ve been letting down my nutrition guard and allowing a few things to return to my diet that I would not think of touching a few years ago. This morning I vowed to myself that I would get back on track. What better way to “seal the deal” […]

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Black Pepper

Do you like to add a little kick to your food with black pepper? If you answered yes to this question…good news….black pepper carries many health benefits to your body. Black peppercorns are dried berries from the Piper Nigrum vine. In the Ayurvedic medicine world, black pepper, known as the “king of spices” has many […]

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Medicinal Mushrooms

Who doesn’t like mushrooms? They are so tasty and can be prepared in so many ways and added to so many recipes…from soups, stews, salads, pizza, burger toppings, side dishes etc. There are so many good edible mushrooms to choose from…button, oyster, portobello, shiitake, cremini, king, enoki, etc. For the purpose of this post I […]

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Awe…time in the great outdoors!

I’ve just enjoyed the best summer I’ve had in 7 years. Why? Because I was able to spend approximately 3 days a week totally outdoors in the sun, warmth, green space of Bear Mountain golf courses, surrounded by thick forests, views of the ocean and mountains with plenty of deer to enjoy. It is so […]

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MAGNESIUM!

I’ve written about magnesium citrate and magnesium stearate….both very different topics. This post is about the mineral “magnesium” and how important it is to the functioning of so many systems in our bodies as well as what symptoms you may experience if you are at a deficiency. Magnesium is involved in at least 300 chemical […]

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The Battle of Body Image

Most of my life I’ve battled with the size of my body, the pant size I’m wearing or the numbers on the bathroom scale. I’m not alone with this. I think every woman on this planet has something about her body she’s not happy with. Thankfully when I took on a very healthy diet and […]

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Ghee….A healthy fat!

I know that I have posted about Ghee before but I like to revisit topics for my benefit and yours. Ghee is a staple in my home. I love it. I cook with it. I even melt it and put it on my (rare) bowl of organic popcorn. Yummy. Ghee is very much butter but […]

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Fennel Tea

I love my tea. I have an herbal tea every evening after dinner to aid with digestion. I have always used ginger tea as my digestive tea but recently I was introduced to Fennel Tea. There are many medicinal qualities to fennel tea. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants….all health boosting. Drinking fennel […]

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