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Where we get real about holistic living in our busy and confusing world.

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, […]

17 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Does it bug you that you’re eating Roundup? It should.

I watched this video last week and felt so sad knowing many of my loved ones are seeking help for illness from the medical field while they’re eating foods that not only can’t sustain them, but are literally harming them. In this interview, the actual mechanisms of harm are identified. I just had to share. […]

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, […]

31 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Let’s Debate Raw Milk

Do you seek the real truth? Not information crafted to sell products to the masses? You be the judge who won…just watch the debate. Kudos to Harvard for hosting on this controversial (because of the dairy lobby) topic. The first 20 minutes are amazing – in case you don’t have time to watch the whole […]

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 […]

29 January 2014 ~ 7 Comments

Yummy Good for You Casserole

Over time I created this recipe as a teaching tool because each of the ingredients is chosen very deliberately for it’s health benefits (ok, the seasoned salt is just for simplicity). 1 pound grass-fed ground beef or breakfast sausage (sausage will make it have more “wow”) 1 organic medium size onion – chopped to your […]

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 […]

23 January 2013 ~ 1 Comment

AMAZING Meatballs!

A little diversion from my usual educational posts. Thanks for the requests on Facebook, Ladies. So, I’ve been hearing a lot recently about how nourishing lamb is and as usual, I just HAVE to consume nutrient dense foods as I hear of them. But, why lamb? They are cute and fuzzy, and they taste different […]

28 November 2012 ~ 6 Comments

Alzheimers and a Must See Video

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05 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

What’s with the Coconut Oil #2 – Let’s Get Practical

Usually the first comment clients make when I encourage lots of good fats, like coconut oil, is “What about low-fat?” Take a look at my April blog and the Weston A Price Foundation . As time goes by, we are seeing more and more truth hitting the mainstream about the low-fat myth. Gary Taubes was […]

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