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Digestion in action (aka, behold! the power of spit!)

Digestion in action (aka, behold! the power of spit!) Digestion in action (aka, behold! the power of spit!)

Digestion in action (aka, behold! the power of spit!)

Do you know anyone with these issues?: *gas*bloating*food intolerances like gluten*Canker sores or shingles *Skin problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis*High cholesterol or triglycerides*Respiratory problems like wheezing or asthma*Dizziness or vertigo*Colitis, Crohns disease or IBS* Candidiasis (yeast infections)*ADD/ADHD*Emotional disturbances like anxiety, depression, mood swings or violence* All of the symptoms above have been linked with […]

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Could liver congestion be why you don’t feel right?

Could liver congestion be why you don’t feel right? Could liver congestion be why you don’t feel right?

Could liver congestion be why you don’t feel right?

Back when I first got into natural health, I started with all sorts of detoxes and cleanses mostly because I loved the way I felt in those few weeks after I’d done a good colon or liver cleanse. It was like night and day difference for me. One cleanse could eliminate: headaches constipation foggy brain […]

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When, why, and how to supplement probiotics

When, why, and how to supplement probiotics When, why, and how to supplement probiotics

When, why, and how to supplement probiotics

Ah, a healthy gut. When digestion is healthy, the body is working in perfect harmony, everything “moves” at the right time, and immune function soars. That’s not my gut, you say? Digestive problems of one sort or another have become common. Too much processed food and high levels of stress make for a bad combination […]

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What I do when I get a salt craving…

What I do when I get a salt craving… What I do when I get a salt craving…

What I do when I get a salt craving…

I had it on my calendar this week to blog about my affection for salt, and then Joe Mercola went and did a giant article on the same subject.  I was at once elated (we agree!) and deflated (that was MY blog post idea!).  You the reader get the best of both.  I’m going to […]

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The unusual thing I eat for breakfast for a ton of energy…

The unusual thing I eat for breakfast for a ton of energy… The unusual thing I eat for breakfast for a ton of energy…

The unusual thing I eat for breakfast for a ton of energy…

The words breakfast and variety rarely end up in the same sentence together, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and share something I eat for breakfast sometimes to mix things up a bit: kale. Yep, I’ll boil myself a little pot of water and add a couple leaves of kale (or […]

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My favorite curry in a hurry

My favorite curry in a hurry My favorite curry in a hurry

My favorite curry in a hurry

Last winter I set out to really LEARN how to make some of the yummy Indian curries that I enjoy in restaurants, and I found a great book called The New Curry Secret that totally demystified how those curries get such great depth of flavor and wonderful texture. I highly recommend the book, but with […]

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How I work and cook at the same time

How I work and cook at the same time How I work and cook at the same time

How I work and cook at the same time

Are you ready for a simple system that will have hot meals ready to go for your family even on days when you are out of the house or too busy to cook? I work from home, which is great, but since I actually WORK while I’m here, it’s important to have systems in place […]

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How I stop chocolate cravings (and what they are really about!)

How I stop chocolate cravings (and what they are really about!) How I stop chocolate cravings (and what they are really about!)

How I stop chocolate cravings (and what they are really about!)

This post may not be what you expect, so get ready to question your assumptions about what cravings are AND what to do about them. Chocolate, yum! Craved by women everywhere, especially around “that time” chocolate is the creamy, slightly bitter, slightly sweet antidote to a hum-drum afternoon. But why oh why must we have […]

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How do I cook kale?

How do I cook kale? How do I cook kale?

How do I cook kale?

This week I got an email from my sis’ in law wondering how to cook kale so it does not “taste like brillo?”  Good question! It occurred to me that lots of folks don’t interact with kale because it’s not common knowledge how to prepare it.  It made me think of my first exposure to […]

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How I make sure I’m never without dinner plans…

How I make sure I’m never without dinner plans… How I make sure I’m never without dinner plans…

How I make sure I’m never without dinner plans…

Ok, ok those of you who know me already know that this post is not about my fabulous social life! This post is about the sanity that I get from having a weekly menu and a grocery list that matches it, and I’m going to share how I get it all done in the midst […]

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