Health is a balance of body, mind and spirit.

Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine," and I agree that diet can be either healing or harmful to our health. Yet our diet is not the only factor in wellness. Even a healthy, well balanced diet can't compete with high levels of stress, poor sleep, and/or environmental toxins. Let's work on our body, mind and spirit to achieve permanent remission.

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Cereal: good or bad for you?

Americans love cereal! There are about a billion different kinds of breakfast cereal (okay hundreds?) on the shelves at the supermarket. Most are loaded with sugar. Even the ones that seem healthy may still be loaded with sugar so be sure to read the Nutrition Facts label. Look for the sugar grams per serving. Did […]

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Top 12 Tips for a Healthy 2012

Happy New Year! Now is a perfect time to reflect on our habits and resolve to make some changes for better health. Here are my Top 12 Tips for a Healthier 2012. 1. Eat more greens like kale, chard, spinach, and bok choy. Most Americans don’t eat enough green leafy vegetables and they are so […]

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Winter vegetables: what to do with them?

I love winter vegetables. My favorites are all kinds of winter squash, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts and cauliflower. And I guess beets although I’m only slowly falling in love with beets. I also love chard, spinach, celery, carrots although these hardly seem like winter vegetables any more, so easily purchased year-round. Oh and parsnips! I […]

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Apples: the super fruit

Have you ever noticed how our bodies start craving foods as they come into season? I have been craving apples. Maybe it’s because we have a small orchard with eight apple trees and I am seeing them fall to the ground, ripe and ready to eat. Or maybe it’s because my body is craving the […]

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What is a CSA?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a program that lots of small organic farms across the country participate in to get their vegetables out to the community. Basically you are buying a share of the farm’s produce during the season. This helps the farmers with much needed funds early in the season and […]

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The Sugar vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup Debate

My friend Lita sent me a news article today on Yahoo.com about a lawsuit between some sugar farmers and corn growers and lobbyists. Basically the sugar farmers didn’t like the recent ad campaign by the corn growers claiming that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is the same to our bodies as sugar. “Sugar is sugar” […]

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Back to school = what’s for lunch?

My kids are kind of picky. I think most kids are really. It has to do with the fact that what goes into their mouths is one of the only areas of their lives that they have any power or control over. Think about it. Parents and/or school administrators decide their schedules, the bulk of […]

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