How to Eat to Feel

We are fascinating beings, composed of various elements as reactive as a chemistry experiment.  How you eat can affect your mood, attention, pain levels and memory, due to the processes your body carries out with the components of your meal. You probably already lean towards one type of breakfast over others.  Maybe it’s eggs and…

Green Kale Lemonade

A green kale-based smoothie that is so easy to drink.  Sweet, tart and ultimately refreshing.  It is a brightening wake-up to any morning. A handful of baby kale, half of a cucumber, lemon juice and a sweet crisp variety of apple come together easily into a simple, healthy drink. Add more lemon juice for a…

Apple Pie Smoothie

A delicious smoothie containing fruit, nuts and spices.  Start with beautiful, creamy raw cashews.  These little nuts are so great in smoothies for adding texture, thickness and great flavor. It is worth taking the time to soak the dates and cashews, as this is what gives the smoothie the “pie crust” flavor and creaminess. Then…

Bad Things Don’t Happen to Bad People

This morning, I woke up to snow – quite a bit, and the thick gray horizon that comes with moisture in the atmosphere.  It made for a combination of low visibility and the vertigo-inspiring flurry of blowing snowflakes. Chaos is everywhere.  It occurs in every aspect of our lives, even in the midst of order…

The Diet that Will Work for You

It’s the new year and a time to think of changes we might want to make in our lives for the year ahead.  Many people consider diets at this time, and there are a lot of popular diets out there right now.  We even name them!  And there are a lot of people testifying to…

Vanilla Ginger Kale Smoothie: Your Kids Might Drink It

This is a green smoothie that tastes more like dessert than green goodness.  It does go down a lot like a cold melted ice cream shake.  With kale. My kids will drink this if I call it a “Green Monster Drink” or a “Hulk Smoothie”.  It is probably the only way they would ever swallow…

Aztec Warrior Breakfast

Quinoa, an amazing protein-rich grain joins with energy-boosting maca and antioxidant rich berries for a wholesome, warming breakfast! I highly recommend using the I Heart Keenwah brand of quinoa flakes because it is deliciously toasted, with no traces of “grassiness” or bitterness. It also has 5 grams of protein per serving and cooks in no…

A Stretch for Sciatic Pain

Here is a simple stretch that can be used to relieve sciatic pain, or pain in the low back that tends to extend down into the legs.  Sciatic pain refers to discomfort that radiates along the path of your sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks.  Please do not…

Flax and Millet Hot Cereal with Orange Prune Compote

This is a great breakfast on a cold winter’s day.  Creamy banana-scented porridge topped with a bright, citrus-sweet prune compote.  Whole grains, fruit-sweetened and delivering a dose of healthy fat in the morning, this breakfast is gluten-free, dairy-free and fills you up! Start with a cereal mixture of ground millet, flaxseed meal and sliced bananas. …

Sugar-Free Buckwheat Granola

This is a fantastic, unsweetened granola that features buckwheat, a gluten-free pseudo-grain that is actually not related to wheat at all.  It has highly digestible protein, an array of minerals and helps to stabilize blood sugar.  Combined with the magnesium, vitamin E and protein of almonds and sunflower seeds, bound together with coconut oil and…