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Welcome!

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.


Almond Berry Pudding or Milkshake

This recipe would be a great after dinner treat.  Frozen berries will give you the most health benefits, but you might could sub in frozen bananas or peaches.  If you are dairy tolerant, you could use grass-fed heavy whipping cream instead of the coconut milk.  If you want more of a milkshake, either double the […]

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No-Grain Anti-Aging Pancakes

I’ve never been a big pancake eater, but back in the day before I went gluten-free, I didn’t mind to have some pancakes every now and then.  Since I’m completely grain free, I haven’t much bothered with gluten-free pancakes.  However, I have found these no-grain “pancakes” that also include protein.  Another one of my complaints […]

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New Year Fitness Photo Challenge – Days 6-10 Discussion

So, if you saw my post about my new year’s resolution to do multiple 30 day challenges, you know I found a fitness photo challenge to do.  The main goal is really for me to use these daily challenges to give everyone tips and encouragement.  *I need a goal of seriously working on my photo […]

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New Year Fitness Photo Challenge – Days 1-5 Discussion

So, if you saw my post about my new year’s resolution to do multiple 30 day challenges, you know I found a fitness photo challenge to do.  The main goal is really for me to use these daily challenges to give everyone tips and encouragement.  *I need a goal of seriously working on my photo […]

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Give Yourself a 30 Day Challenge – Every Month

I like 30 day challenges, but I’m not usually consistent.  This is a problem.  I read once that it didn’t matter what diet or fitness progam that you chose, that as long as you were consistent, you would get results.  I suppose I mostly agree with that.  Might not be the exact results you want, […]

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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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