People pleasing – I am so over it!

There is much talk about stress as a cause of disease and inflammation, and in my experience, among other factors, much of that stress is caused by people in our lives. There is my family, my close friends – my “tribe”, and there are other friends, those I just run into, know in passing, neighbors, acquaintances, who […]

Cancer Prevention

In recent years there has been more and more research coming up about cancer prevention. It has always been my belief that we can lead a preventative lifestyle by eating healthful foods, being active, living mindfully and learning to deal with stress, then even if one gets seriously sick at some point – being preventative […]

Where will you get your Vitamin D this winter?

Colder weather means more time spent indoors. Time to remind ourselves of best Vitamin D rich foods! A great article I came across from Authority Nutrition provides a perfect summary of these healthy Vitamin D food. In our family the numbers 1, 2 and 3 are the main food sources of Vitamin D – we buy […]

Latest research and benefits of turmeric

Great article outlining the latest research and benefits of turmeric. An important note! Adding black pepper to a meal prepared with turmeric enhances turmeric’s bioavailability by 1,000 times! So the effectiveness of turmeric is 1,000 higher when taken with pepper. I make sure to add 1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric to my meal at least […]

Why You Should Start Oil Pulling Today

When a client with a toothache called, asking me what she can do, I advised oil pulling. After a couple of days she called to express her gratitude, as after only first time she felt better, and on day three the pain, swelling, and inflammation were gone. She did oil pulling twice a day. Typically I […]

So-Called Healthy Oils You Should Avoid

A friend shared this great article on vegetable oils and I wanted to “file” it on my blog. I love coconut oil, we use it for cooking, as a skin moisturizer, for oil pulling, brushing teeth, etc. We also use a lot of olive oil in salads, and we eat a lot of salads, as well as avocado […]