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Welcome! So, what the heck is this website all about?! Mostly about health, fitness, nutrition, wellness, movement, green living, and just about anything that relates to living a health promoting lifestyle. You’ll find blogs on a wide variety of topics (whatever I’m thinking about or into that day or requested by a follower). You’ll find recipes, food and supplement buying guides, information on seminars, and eventually some exercise and cooking videos. Enjoy browsing the site for ideas on how to make your life healthier.

Easy Grain & Sugar Free Apple Crisp

I made this recipe recently and it was so yum!  I’m going to make it again soon.  Perfect fall treat or anytime that organic apples aren’t outrageously expensive.  You can use any apples for this recipe, but I used Gala.  Galas have been my favorite of late.  Just be sure to buy organic apples, since […]

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Hot Chocolate or Eggnog Protein Shake (Contains Anti-Aging Ingredients!)

I discovered this recipe in a booked called Clean Eats by Alejandro Unger.  It was called Rejuvenating Eggnog, but I decided to alter it to my own preferences like I do any other recipe I come across.  I’m pretty sure I am incapable of making any recipe exactly as I find it.  What you have […]

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Waldorf Salad and Yogurt Mint Dressing

I’m always looking for recipes involving fresh herbs when mine are in season in my garden.  I found this take on Waldorf Salad using fresh herbs in both the dressing and as garnish.  Of course, the dressing can be used for other salads as well. WALDORF SALAD Squeeze of lemon or orange juice 3/4 lb. […]

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Basic Lab Tests to Ask Your Doctor to Order & Lab Ranges

I always tell my clients and students that some of the best lab tests that really tell us what’s going on in our body aren’t run by conventional doctors and aren’t typically covered under insurance.  Such a shame.  But, that doesn’t mean standard lab tests that most doctors run are not useful.  They can certainly tell […]

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Herb Yogurt Dressing

Since I love yogurt and don’t like bottled dressings because almost all have omega-6 rich oils (the bad kind), I found this recipe to be a great choice for salads or even putting it over cooked veggies or meat. In a blender or food processor, combine: 1 C. Fresh Herbs (any that you like and […]

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Tabata Intervals – Great Way to Exercise for Fat Loss

For those of you that know what Tabatas are, it is true that they can be effective for fat loss, especially for getting rid of visceral fat (the bad fat around your organs that leads to disease). For those of you unfamiliar with Tabata, it is a form of high intensity interval training, but it […]

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Banana Maple Cashew Smoothie

This is a super simple recipe that I made the other day as my lunch carbs.  So yummy! 1 Frozen Banana  *Always peel bananas before freezing. 1 oz. Raw Cashews 8 oz. Maple Yogurt Sprinkle of cinnamon, ginger, and mineral salt as desired. Place all ingredients in blender (one that can grind frozen stuff) and […]

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DIY Bath Salts

Bath salts are wonderful for creating an enjoyable, relaxing bath, but they can be pricey and many have synthetic fragrance and other chemicals involved.  Since you don’t want to be soaking up chemicals into our skin, and you like saving money, here’s a recipe to make your own bath salts.  You can alter the ingredients to make […]

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Green Tea Hot Chocolate

This is a tasty anti-aging drink for winter days (or anytime).  Both green tea and raw cacao have anti-aging nutrients and other healthy benefits. How to Make this Delightful Beverage: Heat/steep one green tea bag in 2 cups of either unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened coconut milk, or water.  Pour hot tea in blender and add […]

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Stretches for Walking/Running (or just stretches for counteracting sitting)

There are two types of stretching: dynamic and static. Dynamic stretches are where the muscles being stretched stay moving. Static stretching means the muscles being stretched are not in motion and are being held in a position. Modern exercise science promotes the use of dynamic stretching before exercise and static stretching after exercise. You never […]

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