The Blue Zones and Longevity

The Blue Zones and Longevity One of my current favorite authors is Dan Buettner who writes about the Blue Zones. If this is a new term to you, the Blue Zones are five areas around the world where people live to be one hundred years old or more.  And, they are active, healthy and social! In an article I discovered on getpocket.com, Andrew Merle writes about his discovery of Dan Buettner and his book The Blue Zones Solution.  The article … Continue reading

Gluten Free Cinnamon Cranberry Orange Bread

Print Gluten Free Cinnamon Cranberry Orange Bread Ingredients 2 cups (225 g) almond flour. 6 tablespoons (48 g) arrowroot starch. 4 tablespoons (40 g) golden flaxseed meal. 2 tablespoons (15 g) tapioca starch. 1/8 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt. ¾ rounded teaspoon baking soda. 2 tablespoons reduced sugar dried cranberries chopped 2 teaspoons orange zest 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ cup water 2 TBSPS olive oil 2 TBSPS apple cider vinegar 2 eggs, lightly beaten Instructions Mix dry ingredients. Add wet … Continue reading

Does What You Eat Affect Your Appearance?

Does what You Eat Affect Your Appearance? When you look at your face, what do you see and what should you see?  Does what you eat affect your appearance, does it cause inflammation? First and foremost, not all inflammation is bad.  The inflammation that helps a sprained ankle heal is a good thing.  That is called “acute inflammation”, and to survive, you need that type of inflammation.  It helps you heal an injury and fight off an infection.  When you … Continue reading

Tiny Steps for Big Changes – How to Change Your Eating Habits

Tiny Steps for Big Changes When I changed how I eat more than six years ago, I made huge sweeping changes very quickly.  I did it because my husband was on a statin drug that was not so slowly killing him.  By the way, if you take a statin, I suggest you review the possible side effects and be aware of rising glucose levels leading to Type 2 diabetes, memory loss, cataracts and so much more….but I digress.  I did … Continue reading

Roasted Veggies with Squash, Onions, Carrots and Brussels Sprouts

Print Roasted Veggies with Squash, Onions, Carrots and Brussels Sprouts Ingredients Butternut, acorn or delicata Squash 2 large white onions Carrots – (I like to use the multi-colored ones) Brussel sprouts – fresh or frozen Olive Oil Salt free spice White pepper Dried onion flakes Garlic powder (not garlic salt) Instructions Scrub squash – (I like to leave the skin on) then cut it into small bite-sized chunks Thinly slice the onions If the carrots are large, cut into 2 … Continue reading

How to Avoid Getting Old Before Your Time

How to Avoid Getting Old Before Your Time… How to avoid getting old before your time?  Don’t buy into advertising and programming. If you are approaching fifty or older, this brief article will connect the dots for you, and if you are younger than fifty, I hope you take careful notes! They are coming to get you, and I want to point out three things you need to be aware of.  Awareness is key, and you can decide not to take … Continue reading

Eating Healthfully is Impossible

Eating Healthfully is Impossible…Here’s Why We all have heard how important it is to consume good food to support our long term health and wellness…both mental and physical.  But what if eating healthfully is impossible?  What if the state of our food production is so compromised that we are incapable of eating healthfully? In an article in the Huffington Post this week, this very topic was discussed in detail.  Here is some of what really stood out for me that … Continue reading

Easy Salad Dressing!

Print Easy Salad Dressing! Ingredients Balsamic Vinegar Water Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 rounded teaspoons dijon mustard 1 teaspoon minced garlic Instructions Get a Good Seasons salad dressing bottle. Throw away the packet of Good Seasons mix. There are lines marking the levels of each liquid ingredient. Shake and you’re done. Recipe Management Powered by Zip Recipes Plugin 5.0.10 https://thinstronghealthy.com/easy-salad-dressing/ Share this:

What is Processed Food, and What Should I Eat Instead?

What is Processed Food? You’ve probably heard about the dangers of processed food. So many health experts are telling us to eat more vegetables and fruits, and to avoid “manufactured foods”.  But what is processed food? Just about anyone can look at a chicken nugget and realize that whatever chicken might be present has gone through an extreme alteration.  By the time it gets to our plate, it doesn’t resemble the chicken it was intended to be. Some foods that … Continue reading

Inflammation, Joint Pain and Eggs

Inflammation, Joint Pain and Eggs – Eliminate One Food and Your Joints May Stop Aching Today I want to revisit a subject I wrote about more than two years ago.  I decided to bring it up again as it’s become an issue for me recently.  The subject is inflammation, joint pain and eggs. I had written about my affinity for eggs and how, with my change in diet, I had been a bit challenged as to what to have for … Continue reading