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24 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

7 Simple Steps to Better Digestion

Specializing in digestive wellness, I have to encourage people to eat the highest quality food they can afford. Yes, I’m aware that grass fed animal products and organic produce cost more. Yes, they are worth it. However, we can only purchase what we can afford. Do the best you can. My 7 Simple Steps, however, […]

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09 February 2014 ~ 4 Comments

My hometown is waking up…to the microbiome

This post is dedicated to the new fermenters along the lakeshore of beautiful West Michigan. Great job to the students from my White Lake Area Community Education classes, Nourishing the Lakeshore, Fermenting the Lakeshore held at Unity of Muskegon and health conscious shoppers at Sweetwater Local Organic Foods Market. What is the microbiome? Very simply, […]

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30 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

My hometown is waking up…are You?

Regaining Our Health part 1 This journey helping others regain wellness is an exciting one. From the “Natural Mommy”s building their childrens’ innate immune systems, to the monthly Nourishing the Lakeshore (Century Club) and Let’s Talk Wellness meetings (Unity of Muskegon) to the clients eager to reduce their medications due to side effects, to those […]

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14 January 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Chemical Calories for Your Skin??

Did I get your attention? Good – because what you put on your body deserves as much attention as what you put in your mouth. The Food and Drug Administration monitors what we ingest through our mouth, but they haven’t yet accepted the fact that our skin soaks in chemicals and toxins, too. While we […]

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28 November 2012 ~ 6 Comments

Alzheimers and a Must See Video

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18 June 2012 ~ 4 Comments

Why Organic?

In my last article I touched on how what we put on our skin affects our health. Hard for some people to believe. Today we’ll look at the more accepted premise – we are what we eat. Think about it. We consume “stuff” and it becomes our bodies. Shouldn’t we be aware of what is […]

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25 April 2012 ~ 6 Comments

The First Step to Better Health – Bacon Fat*

*from grass fed pigs…and organic evco This post is dedicated to the incredible activist film maker Chris Bedford who introduced me to the sad and insidious world of food politics. He guided me – and thousands of others – to the possibilities for making our world sustainable. Today’s blog is controversial…Chris always loved controversy. Fats? […]

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11 April 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Eat Red Meat!*

* from grass fed cows – local farms if you can I just got done listening to an interview with Dr. James Carlson about the importance of red meat and saturated fat in the diet and how the recent study that came out from Harvard is fraught with poor research and advice. That report says […]

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05 April 2012 ~ 6 Comments

No More Rat Killer

Today marks my one year anniversary of being off rat killer. Yes, you read it right, I consumed the same substance that is used to exterminate little varmints, for four months (after the mishap). If I knew then what I know now, I would have found alternative natural substances to thin my blood. The more […]

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03 April 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Rethinking the Food Pyramid…

Did you know that after the USDA released the Food Pyramid in 1992 the rate of obesity skyrocketed? That’s what happens when you encourage people to consume 6-11 servings a day of grain products without mention of product quality. And yes, there was a major link to the grain lobby. At the same time, the […]

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