Healthy Eating

Here, you’ll find the knowledge and power you need to restore your body to its healthful, natural state. You’ll be able to achieve your genetic potential at your own pace. What this site isn’t about is masking pain and suppressing your symptoms with pharmaceuticals—instead, you’ll learn how to identify the root cause of those problems and give your body the “nutraceuticals” it needs to create noticeable, positive changes.

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Shop from Home for Summer Snacks

Shop from Home for Summer Snacks

Have you ever wanted to skip the lines at the store and shop online poolside! In the spirit of pool shopping, and as the summer season heats up I want to share my favorite online retailer for shopping.  Thrive Market is one of my favorite sources for great food for...

School’s Out and Healthy Snacks Are In!

School’s Out and Healthy Snacks Are In!

Now that summer is here, the kids will have more time to rove through the kitchen in search of snacks. Time to make sure you have some tasty and good-for-them options on hand! Depending on how handy your kids are in the kitchen, they can help you make these treats or...

Why Salt is Not the Enemy—Sea Salt, That Is

Why Salt is Not the Enemy—Sea Salt, That Is

Salt is important for many biochemical processes in the body. Now, I am not talking about that white, refined table salt on the table at many restaurants or that salt that comes in a round blue cardboard container—I am talking about unrefined, mineral-rich, moist,...

Eat It, Don’t Juice It!

Eat It, Don’t Juice It!

Juicing has been popular since the 1990s and doesn’t seem to be slowing down much despite several studies (among them a longitudinal study from Harvard1) pointing out that consuming fruit juice results in a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. Juicing vegetables is less...

Holiday Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Holiday Sausage Stuffing Recipe

NOTE:  This recipe excerpted from my Holiday Weight Loss Guide called How to NOT Gain 10 Pounds this Holiday Season - which you can get for FREE if you pre-order my NEW eBook called Bye-Bye Belly Bloat: Get Relief from Digestive Discomfort and Constipation...

Bloating and Weight Loss Solutions HOLIDAY BOGO

Bloating and Weight Loss Solutions HOLIDAY BOGO

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY HOLIDAY BOGO Buy my NEW eBook Bye-Bye Belly Bloat and get my other eBook How to NOT Gain 10 Pounds this Holiday Season FREE!!!    IMAGINE NOT FEELING ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS ANYMORE ...Indigestion …Gassy …Bloated …Heartburn …Lower back pain...

New eBook and Free Bonus Weight Loss eGuide!

New eBook and Free Bonus Weight Loss eGuide!

For years I’ve been working with clients on bloating and constipation. And one thing became clear really quickly… The information online regarding bloating and constipation is incomplete and confusing at best and downright hurtful at worst. So I set out to change that...

Don’t Forget About the Ultimate Holiday Fruit!

Don’t Forget About the Ultimate Holiday Fruit!

They’re bright, they’re cheerful, and they instantly make you think of the holidays. If you want the ultimate seasonal fruit, pick up a bag of fresh cranberries! While dried cranberries are almost always coated with sugar and most cranberry juices have more sugar than...

Pumpkin Power

Pumpkin Power

It’s pumpkin time! Everybody’s favorite winter squash is just as much fun to eat as it is to decorate. And the best part is that you can decide how much effort you want to put into your pumpkin: you can roast it from scratch, or you can open a can or you can use it in...

Tips for One-Pot Meals and My Favorite Chili Recipe

Tips for One-Pot Meals and My Favorite Chili Recipe

Working late or do your kids have after-school activities?  One-pot meals can be your best friend, especially in the colder fall and winter months.  Stews and soups in particular can be as simple as they are flavorful.  They are often made with things you have handy...

Essential Oils and Home Care

Essential Oils and Home Care

Our bodies are bombarded with chemicals, toxins, and pollutants from varying sources on a daily basis.  Over time, these toxins begin to build up in our bodies and the immune system can become compromised, making us more susceptible to disease, digestive and gut...

Millet Couscous with Pepper, Chicken & Eggplant

Millet Couscous with Pepper, Chicken & Eggplant

Eggplants and peppers are in season in Michigan right now!  Find out what else is available seasonally in this guide HERE. This recipe is a delicious warming meal that is great for fall as the seasons are changing and the cooler weather is setting in.  Millet is a...

Healthy Choices for Back to School

Healthy Choices for Back to School

It's back to school time!  That means back to packing lunches and snacks so you can send your kids off to school with healthy options.  Usually we plan our lunches and snacks the night before and we get out all the ingredients and make or pack what we can so we are...

Beyond Yogurt: Making Probiotics Part of Your Everyday Meals

Beyond Yogurt: Making Probiotics Part of Your Everyday Meals

When you think of probiotics, you probably think of yogurt. And plain whole-milk yogurt is great! Unfortunately, though, most yogurt is sweetened so much that ounce for ounce, it has more sugar than Coke does. (Six ounces of low-fat vanilla yogurt has about 22 grams...

4 Healthy Summer Fruits You Probably Thought Were Veggies!

4 Healthy Summer Fruits You Probably Thought Were Veggies!

How do you know if you are eating a fruit or a veggie?  In fact, if there are seeds in the middle then they are considered fruits.  I bet you thought you were eating veggies when you were eating peppers, tomatoes, avocado and cucumbers! Summer happens to be the best...

Gluten-Free Cake for Independence Day

Gluten-Free Cake for Independence Day

Happy Independence day!  Celebrate with this delicious gluten-free cake and then fresh fruit to top it off in the design of an American flag.  Use this recipe for a treat even the kids will love: 4th of July Cake 1          cup brown rice flour 1          teaspoon...

Naturally Taking Care of Yourself, Your Family & Your Home

Naturally Taking Care of Yourself, Your Family & Your Home

We’re used to reading ingredient lists on our foods—we’d rather not consume chemical dyes, artificial flavors, trans fats, or anything that might have a negative impact on our health. But what about everything else we use on a daily basis? Brushing our teeth, washing...

What to Do with All of Those Leftover Easter Eggs

What to Do with All of Those Leftover Easter Eggs

One of the best parts about Easter is the Easter egg hunt…but then what to do with the basketful of eggs once they’ve been found? Luckily, you can use them in all kinds of ways, both in dishes and around your home. If you choose natural plant-based dyes, you can crush...

Springtime Salads Made Simple

Springtime Salads Made Simple

Fresh Produce Creates Great Flavors Salads are delicious all year round, but spring is when they really shine—the first veggies of the season are delicate, refreshing, and a welcome reminder that summer lies just ahead. Spend a little extra time at farmer’s markets...

Homemade for your Valentine: DIY Extracts

Homemade for your Valentine: DIY Extracts

Thinking of making a homemade Valentine gift for someone this year? Extracts are easy and fun to make. Better yet, they’re compact and nonperishable, which means they’ll be welcome in everyone’s kitchen (including yours!). Creating your own extracts is as simple as...

Warm Chicken Lemon Rice Soup Recipe

Warm Chicken Lemon Rice Soup Recipe

Michigan winter means cold!  So to stay warm we eat a lot of soups in our family.  In fact, my daughter actually eats soup most days for breakfast.  This recipe features lots of eggs and I suggest you opt for free-range, organic eggs if possible from your local...

Warm Spices = Cozy Holidays

Warm Spices = Cozy Holidays

Some people create festive centerpieces for the dinner table while others like to decorate their front yards with lights and reindeer, but everybody has one favorite holiday tradition in common: warm, sweet spices that make winter seem a whole lot cozier. Feeling...

Making the Most of Leftover Turkey

Making the Most of Leftover Turkey

I can't wait to pick up my fresh pasture raised turkey from RC Organics tomorrow!  Last year Thanksgiving was amazing and my organic turkey was moist and tender and delicious.  However, you could argue that leftover turkey is the best part of a Thanksgiving meal—you...

Putting Some Pumpkin into Your Life

Putting Some Pumpkin into Your Life

Fall is here, and so are pumpkin-flavored everythings: pumpkin coffee, pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin granola bars, even pumpkin rice cakes. (And of course pumpkin beer.) Unfortunately, most of these commercially made pumpkin foods don’t contain much real pumpkin. If you do...

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