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26 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Why GAPS?

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Because we can heal.  Because medications squelch symptoms which are warning signs that something isn’t working right.  Because we don’t have to live with IBS, colitis and Crohns, ulcers and digestive problems, joint pain and skin problems, depression and anxiety, constipation and diarrhea.  We can heal and seal our guts, rebalance our microbiome, and live […]

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18 January 2016 ~ 2 Comments

Kvass – Super Easy Wellness Tonic

Beet kvass is an amazing liquid for digestion (and so much more). And beet kvass can literally be made in less than 10 minutes, minus the time it sits on your counter fermenting. From Nourishing Traditions we learn: “One 4-ounce glass, morning and night, is an excellent blood tonic, promotes regularity, aids digestion, alkalizes the […]

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07 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How Vaccines Make Humans GMOs

This is a copy of my letter to the Weston A Price Foundation which was published in their Fall 2015 Wise Traditions Journal.  A main focus of the Foundation is the promotion of therapies that do not cause harm.  The fall issue of 2015 was devoted solely to information regarding vaccinations because “vaccination as practiced […]

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13 August 2015 ~ 1 Comment

A Must Read – The Iodine Crisis

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We need to be AWARE – we have a severe nutrient deficiency in the U.S. (and many other places on the planet). The book, The Iodine Crisis, by investigative reporter and whistleblower, Lynne Farrow, should be read by everyone who is concerned about their health. I was moved so greatly by the content; I knew […]

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29 September 2014 ~ 5 Comments

Plague Tonic in Pictures

Dedicated to the Fall 2014 class of Fermentation 101. Welcome to the world of culture! It’s that time of year again…time to prepare for cold and flu season, especially because flu shots are being given. If you didn’t know already, flu vaccines shed. That means if someone in your home or office gets a flu […]

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06 May 2014 ~ 4 Comments

Gluten 101

We’ve been hearing the word gluten for some time now…WHAT is up? For the newbies, I thought I’d write a simple “Cliff Notes” version of the issue. Humans have been eating bread for millennia, what’s the big problem now? Well, things were fine when nature was overseeing natural hybridization, but in the 1960’s, a movement […]

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31 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Why are we fat?

This post is dedicated to that amazing group from Unity of Muskegon who meet for Let’s Talk Wellness and are making positive changes toward better health every day. I am SO proud of you all! Last year as I ended our second year of monthly meetings at Unity on wellness, I asked what people wanted […]

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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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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. […]

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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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