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Brenda’s Kale Salad for Mom

Brenda’s Kale Salad for Mom

Happy Mother’s Day! Here in Florida, this Sunday will be one of the busiest days of the year at our wonderful local restaurants, so most of the time, we celebrate brunch or dinner at home, and love every minute of it! This year I’d like to share a favorite recipe with you – one that’s sure to please everyone, including…

Allergies Linked to Anxiety!

Allergies Linked to Anxiety!

Spring is finally here. Certainly, a huge number of us, especially in the northern states are breathing a huge sigh of relief. However, with the advent of spring for many, breathing becomes an issue all by itself. Those dreaded allergies. Besides the common symptoms of sneezing and nasal congestion, even possible skin irritations that are experienced, new research points to…

How Important Is Bowel Elimination?

How Important Is Bowel Elimination?

Every day you eat a few meals and snacks and wash them down with some beverages. That’s usually the last thought you give to your food. But what goes in must come out. Your food travels the length of your digestive tract where vital nutrients are absorbed, healthy bacteria are (hopefully) nourished, and waste is removed from the body. You…

High Fiber Diet Protects Your Colon

High Fiber Diet Protects Your Colon

You hear the advice on a regular basis: “Eat more fiber.” Food labels are plastered with “high fiber” and “good source of fiber” everywhere you look. You probably know that fiber “helps you poop” when your bowels are sluggish, and you might have even heard that fiber is good for your heart—but did you know that a high fiber diet…

Why Conventional Blood Tests Aren’t Enough to Detect Heart Disease Risk

Why Conventional Blood Tests Aren’t Enough to Detect Heart Disease Risk

Despite regular testing for cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, blood sugar, etc. at your doctor visits, and prescribed medications and diets for abnormal levels revealed from such testing, most people who have a heart attack or stroke have very few or even no conventional heart disease risk factors. This phenomenon has stumped doctors and researchers for decades. The truth is, conventional…

Four Blood Tests for Heart Disease Your Doctor Probably Missed

Four Blood Tests for Heart Disease Your Doctor Probably Missed

You are already familiar with the usual blood tests that tell you whether you’re at greater risk for heart disease—total cholesterol, LDL and HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar. But these tests only give part of the picture (and when it comes to cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, the numbers aren’t as accurate as you’re led to believe). The following four…

How to Get Healthy When Your Cravings Control You

How to Get Healthy When Your Cravings Control You

We’re long past the New Year by now, and your resolutions to get healthy, eat well, and exercise might have faded into the past. The allure of sweets, the aroma of fresh-baked bread, and the taste of a hearty pasta dish are often too much to overcome. Despite everything you KNOW to be true—that a high-carbohydrate diet is one of…

Simple Holiday Tradition Recipes – From My House to Yours

Simple Holiday Tradition Recipes – From My House to Yours

I’ve certainly noticed over the years that traditions vary, family to family. I’d like to share two of my favorite simple holiday tradition recipes with you here. In our house, rather than turkey or ham at Christmas, we opt for beef. And often, instead of potatoes, we choose butternut squash. If your dinner choices aren’t quite set, I’m hoping you’ll…

Spiritual Giving – How to Be Generous

Spiritual Giving – How to Be Generous

A couple weeks ago I wrote about how to drop the expectations of gift-giving, which can be a draining experience—emotionally and financially—for many people. But I’d like to talk about a different kind of giving today: spiritual giving. Now, I’m calling it spiritual because I consider myself (and everyone) a spiritual being. If that term doesn’t resonate with you, you…

What to Do With the Holiday Season Blues

What to Do With the Holiday Season Blues

This time of year, it can seem like EVERYONE is busy being cheerful, getting together with family, and celebrating every chance they get. But what if this time of year has the opposite effect on you? Maybe you lost a family member who you used to celebrate with so now the holidays feel empty and lonely. Or maybe you’re not…