Do you get your recommended amount of fruit per day….that being 2 cups per day? If you answered no to this question then why not start adding raisins to your weekly rotation of fruits. Raisins are fruit…..they are dried grapes. Raisins are seedless grapes that are put on paper trays and allowed to dry in […]

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As the great Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hans said “UNDERSTANDING IS LOVE’S OTHER NAME. IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND YOU CANT LOVE.” Understanding others is “empathy”. In fact it is the top of the list when defining understanding. The skill or “Art” of understanding is something many people do not possess. People who are understanding of […]

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These luscious fruits are native of India and Southeast Asia. It is called “the king of fruit” in some parts of the world because of it’s amazing nutritional value. These juicy, fleshy fruits are a bit higher in sugar than most fruits but when included in your diet in moderation they provide a whole host […]

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I’ve written about this before but it’s good to refresh our memories and our eating habits regarding inflammation….how it’s caused and why it’s not good for our health. Inflammation is a participant in every disease known to man. It’s a part of cancer, heart disease, obesity, arthritis, strokes and more. We all have some amount […]

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Peppermint Oil

I carry a little bottle of peppermint oil in a “roll on” bottle in my purse as it is so versatile and comes in handy for many day to day issues I may encounter. Peppermint oil comes from the peppermint plant which is an offshoot of spearmint and watermelon. This herb is fresh and minty […]

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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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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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