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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.


Green Bean & New Potato Salad

This is a nice side dish to provide some veggie, some starch, and some fat.  Combine this with a grass-fed steak and you’ve got a nice meal.   INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 Lbs. Cooked Quartered New Potatoes 3/4 Lb. Green Beans (Thawed Frozen is Easy) 1/2 C. Olive Oil Based Dressing   (Try the dressing recipe from […]

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Chutney & Salmon Salad

I’m not all into chutney, but this sounded interesting.  Be sure to make your own chutney or buy one with low sugar and all organic, whole food ingredients.    INGREDIENTS: 12 Oz. Boneless, Skinless Canned Salmon, drained and broken up 3 C. Broccoli Slaw (buy a bag of organic) 2/3 C. Homemade Dressing of Your […]

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Spicy Lime Chicken & Veggies Salad

I think I’ve noted before that I’m not big into regular lettuce based salads, but I do like salads on occassion.  Salads are a good way to combine protein, fat, and veggies.  I just like salads that are not so “traditional”.  Just add a baked sweet potato on the side to this salad and you’ve […]

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Very Simple Horseradish Sauce & The Health Benefits of Horseradish

Horseradish is an underestimated vegetable and condiment.  Recent studies have found that horseradish is effective against cancer (it’s a member of the cruciferous veggie family).  Rather than me write about all the benefits of horseradish, I’ll link you to an article from Life Extension because they did a good job in explaining the health benefits. […]

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Cream of Broccoli Soup

It’s fall and fall crops of broccoli are coming in.  And the days are getting cooler which makes us start turning towards warmer foods.  I shouldn’t even have to tell you how good broccoli is for you.  It is truly a superfood!  But if you aren’t overjoyed at eating it raw or steamed, then you […]

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Savory Nuts

Nuts can be good for you for as a nice mix of protein, fat, and carbs plus vitamins and minerals and antioxidants.  What’s not good for you are the packaged store bought flavored and roasted nuts.  These nuts usually are roasted at damaging high heats in bad for you oils.  They might even have bad […]

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Mustard Greens Salad

I’m not much of a salad eater and I don’t find lettuce to be particularly nutrient dense, so you don’t often find me eating “traditional” style salads.  But when fall comes around and my father-in-law’s mustard greens are coming up in the garden, I like a nice mustard greens salad.  I don’t really make the […]

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Anti-Aging Papaya Face Mask & Treat

Make yourself a papaya and yogurt face mask and then eat the unused portion.  By applying it to your face and eating it, you benefit your skin in two ways. Papaya contains the antioxidants vitamin C and beta-carotene.  Antioxidants fight free radicals that damage our skin and make it look older.  Papaya contains an enzyme […]

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Watermelon & Tomato Salad

This recipe is totally packed with lycopene.  Lycopene is an antioxidant found in both watermelon and tomatoes (giving them their red color).  Lycopene is thought to help prevent certain types of cancers and heart disease.  At time of posting for this recipe, both watermelon and tomatoes are in season.  INGREDIENTS: 2 – 3 C. Cubed Watermelon […]

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Watermelon Coconut Cooler

We love cold, fruity drinks in the summer!  And watermelon is definitely a summer sensation.  The addition of coconut to watermelon makes you feel like you’re getting a tropical treat.  Watermelon and coconut are good for you, but be aware that there is still quite a bit of sugar in this drink.  Use this drink […]

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