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Capture the End of Summer with Juicy Nectarines & Peaches

Some people like smooth-skinned nectarines; some people prefer fuzzy peaches. Either way, the two fruits are almost the same—one expresses the gene that creates the fuzz, and the other doesn’t. Both are available in yellow- and white-fleshed varieties and also as...

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...

Happy 4th and Salsa Recipe

Hope you are celebrating independence day with your loved ones!  Need a festive (and simple) snack to take to a BBQ or to a gathering this weekend?  Check out this delicious salsa recipe excerpted from my book I co-authored with Dr. David Brownstein The Guide to...

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

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,...

Event: Spring Cleaning and Seasonal Support

Join us for a Health and Wellness Open House!  Spring Cleaning and Seasonal Support    April 26th from 10am - 2pm New Life Natural Health Center725 S. Adams. Ste 185, Birmingham, MI 48009  FREE Food, FREE Samples, FREE Workshops, FREE Learning, FREE Fun!  Come...

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...

De-Clutter and Lead a Purposeful Life

                With the recent success of Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up on Netflix, everybody’s got de-cluttering on the brain. Getting rid of junk is good! Focusing more on what we value instead of having stuff for the sake of having stuff is great!  I just did this...

A New You = A Healthier Future, One Tweak at a Time

Thinking about making some changes in the new year? Most people make specific resolutions, but tragically, most of those resolutions fizzle out in just a few months. In contrast, deciding to go for bigger-picture lifestyle tweaks is a more sustainable idea, one that’s...

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

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!

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!

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

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

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

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

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...

Join me on Monday to learn about digestive disorders!

The IBS & SIBO SOS Summit starts on Monday, September 3rd [register for free now!], and tens of thousands will learn from the expert wisdom so important to overcoming bloating, painful gas, diarrhea, constipation, mixed digestive patterns and/or poor nutrient...

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...

Why 400M+ people worldwide suffer from digestive disorders!

If you're suffering from bloating, painful gas, diarrhea, constipation, mixed digestive patterns and/or poor nutrient absorption -- which impact OVER 400 million people worldwide -- you're not alone and there ARE solutions! Anyone who suffers from IBS, SIBO, leaky gut...

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!

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

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...

Summertime Snacks!

Summer is here!  That means your kids are outside playing more and are looking for snacks to take to the park or on road trips, bus trips, camping trips or any other trips you might have planned.  Your best options will be full of healthy fats and proteins, not...

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