Tag Archives: fermented foods

Baby Steps Or A Giant Leap?

During my training to become a certified health coach, I was shown that most people can do really well with “baby steps” toward better health. You know, some people try to change everything in their diets & lifestyles overnight, jumping into a radical new eating plan, diving into intense gym workouts and all sorts of …

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Bugs And Fibromyalgia

You know that feeling after doing something physically demanding, when you are so exhausted that you can barely move? Your muscles are sore, even tender. You may even have a headache from being over-tired, and you may have trouble sleeping, even though that’s all you want to do. Imagine feeling this way for weeks and …

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Top 7 Winter Foods

You know what most of these are already, don’t you? Remember, this blog is all about nutrition & health, so this list is not going to have things like snickerdoodle latte piled with whipped cream, even though it is a hot drink. But, speaking of hot drinks, they’re not exactly food, but folks who drink …

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Pumpkin Pie For Supper

Do you call the evening meal “supper?” Or “dinner?” When I was growing up, we sort of mixed up all the names for mid-day and evening meals because my parents traveled a lot. At least, that is my theory. In the south, if I understand correctly, the mid-day meal is “dinner,” and the evening meal …

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Recipe For a Healthy Immune System

This post is, in fact, a recipe. For food. I plan to continue to share recipes with you, and especially recipes for cultured foods. I personally eat cultured foods every day, and I recommend this practice to all my clients. And, since cultured foods are not so prominently featured in the typical western diet, I …

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What Can I Possibly Do With All These Greens?

The garden is full. The fridge is full. Everywhere there are greens- kale, spinach, Swiss chard, lettuces, even dandelion greens. It’s a good season for cleansing, which is one of the things greens do very well. They are also full of numerous other super nutrients, as you probably were told by your mother. However, she …

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3 Quick Meals From a Rotisserie (Free Range) Chicken

On Sunday, we ate a grand meal with family & friends. I sauteed some asparagus. It was one of those times when I managed to cook it just the right amount of time; everyone thought so! I made so much that I took a substantial amount home to eat later. So, when Monday turned out …

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Eat Real Food

Numerous folks in the health & nutrition world are now saying that this is a very simple way to nail down a viable eating plan for the average American. (“Average” meaning one who commonly ingests what is supposed to be food but comes from boxes, cans, plastic wrapping, or the nearby fast food restaurant or …

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Tips (I Borrowed) For Avoiding the Flu

You must first know that I did not write these tips; but if I had, they would sound pretty much the same. I swiped these from the Dr. Mercola website, which I highly recommend.(Dr. Mercola can sound a bit alarmist; but I generally think he is SO wise, well-rounded, & very experienced.) I will not …

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What’s “In Season” In The Dead of Winter?

During the past few months, I’ve become a little more familiar with the teachings of ayurveda. I had picked up a couple of books on the topic a while back; but after reading a bit, I was more confused than inspired. But my renewed interest was sparked first when I heard a lecture by Dr. …

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