smoothies

Smoothies—my most positive addiction

Have I ever mentioned how much I love smoothies? They’re a positive addiction and a habit I highly encourage you to cultivate. First, let me ask you a question: How many servings of fruits and vegetables to you get a day? Are you religiously consuming at least five servings every day? Are you aware that … Read moreSmoothies—my most positive addiction

Hydroponic Organics

Hydroponic Organics approved by USDA

If you think organic vegetables and berries should be wholesome, pure and grown in rich black earth, you wouldn’t be alone. But the US Department of Agriculture just destroyed that myth yesterday by allowing hydroponically grown vegetables to be certified organic. Hydroponic vegetables and berries have inexplicably slid under the organic regulations for several years. … Read moreHydroponic Organics approved by USDA

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You Probably Need More Iodine

There was a time when iodine was considered a “cure all,” but we’ve forgotten all about it and as a result, rates of cancer are skyrocketing, obesity is epidemic and our energy levels have plunged. Before the widespread use of synthetic drugs, iodine was recommended for everything from healing wounds and disease, destroying bacteria and … Read moreYou Probably Need More Iodine

Natural Energy Boosters

Natural Energy Boosters

This is based on one of Kathleen’s articles published in Natural Awakenings magazine.  Most of us complain of lack of energy on occasion and some of us experience it on a daily basis. The good news: There are natural ways to boost your energy without resorting to endless cups of coffee. Low energy can have … Read moreNatural Energy Boosters

sugar

Another warning about the dangers of sugar

I’ve written many times about the dangers of sugar and I know I’m probably preaching to the choir with many of you. However a new animal study from the University of Utah is truly frightening: It shows that female mice that consumed the equivalent of a human drinking three cans of soft drinks a day … Read moreAnother warning about the dangers of sugar

Tea

Tea – Massive Health Benefits in the Bag!

Do you only drink coffee or the same kind of tea all the time? A bit of variety can give you a bunch of added health benefits… It’s calorie-free, soothing and tastes great, hot or cold! “And the scientific evidence is compelling that it both prevents and treats countless medical conditions,” says Tufts University tea … Read moreTea – Massive Health Benefits in the Bag!

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting has profound health effects beyond weight loss

This post originally appears on this website in September of 2013. Have you ever thought of giving your body a rest from food? Have you ever considered what effects fasting days, very low calorie days or controlled eating times might have on your body? To be honest, I hadn’t considered it, but when several friends … Read moreIntermittent fasting has profound health effects beyond weight loss

Balance Your Blood Sugar

Balance Your Blood Sugar – Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes

By Dr. Hyla Cass and Kathleen Barnes Authors of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Take Charge Plan for Women This article originally appeared on this website in June of 2013. Have you been told your blood sugar level is “a little high?” Maybe you’ve even been diagnosed with diabetes. If either is the case, you need … Read moreBalance Your Blood Sugar – Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes

vitamin b12 workhorse nutrient

Vitamin B12 – The Workhorse Nutrient

This article originally appeared on this website in August of 2013. Vitamin B12 is your basic foundation vitamin. It’s not sexy or miraculous, but this workhorse nutrient is responsible for a host of essential health functions. Everyone needs it! Most important among B12’s functions, is the task of perfect cell duplication to stave off the … Read moreVitamin B12 – The Workhorse Nutrient