3 Ways to Get High Energy in the Morning to Maximize Productivity

3 Ways to Get High Energy in the Morning to Maximize Productivity We’ve all experienced it – we set our alarm for 6 AM with the best of intentions to maximize productivity, but when the time comes, we hit the “snooze” button repeatedly, and our day starts much more slowly than we had hoped. Starting the day sluggishly sets a disappointing tone for the rest of the day.  It’s hard to feel motivated and upbeat when you start your day … Continue reading

Turkey Meatballs

Print Turkey Meatballs Ingredients Ground Organic Turkey Bread ¼ cup diced onions 1 egg ¼ cup veggie broth Salt Pepper Garlic powder Dried onion flakes Salt free multi spice (available in any grocery store) Instructions The ratio of turkey to bread should be 2/3 to 1/3, so you can make this in any quantity. Chop the bread finely, place in a large bowl. Add the broth and mix the two together until the bread softens. You may need to add … Continue reading

I Accidentally Discovered I Could Treat Depression with Food

I Accidentally Discovered I Could Treat Depression with Food If you’ve ever wanted to live large and make a difference, what I am writing here will speak to you. I accidentally discovered I could treat depression with food and felt strongly I had an important story to tell. I’ve made a decision not to live from fear, but to live from a place of openness so I can reach more people and attempt to help more people with their health … Continue reading

The Basics of Clean Eating

The Basics of Clean Eating If eating better is on your list of goals to accomplish this year, good for you!  Remember it’s a process and be patient with yourself. Before looking at meal ideas and other tips for a clean eating lifestyle, you should hone in on exactly what the basics of clean eating are going to do for you. The following information goes over clean eating, what is allowed and not allowed, and very basically… how it works! … Continue reading

On the Stove or Crock Pot Soup

Print On the Stove or Crock Pot Soup Ingredients 1 large onion chopped 4 large mushrooms, thinly sliced Minced garlic Dried garlic powder (you never have enough…) Dried onion flakes Dried dill 2 cans beans (you can choose the kind) 1 pkg chopped frozen spinach 1 pkg butternut squash 2 cartons organic veggie broth Chopped cauliflower ¼ cup white wine (optional) Salt & pepper to taste 1 can wild salmon and/or several egg whites (add egg whites just before serving) … Continue reading

8 Reasons to Cut Out Processed Foods

Here are 8 Reasons to Cut Out Processed Foods Most of us know that a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains is our best choice. But, many of us don’t know exactly why we should be cutting processed foods. I want to share with you the top 8 reasons for avoiding processed foods. Monosodium glutamate MSG, or monosodium glutamate, is a form of salt which has been chemically changed and is used to enhance the flavor of … Continue reading

What Is Naturopathy

What Is Naturopathy Exploring alternative medicine is a focal point for many of us today.  There are different practices and disciplines, so I thought it would be helpful to explore a few of them over the next few weeks.  I thought we’d begin with a discussion of naturopathy. Treating your body and enhancing your health naturally is an important goal for many of us. Naturopathy offers many options for natural remedies and preventative care that can be alternatives to conventional … Continue reading

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