Elderberry

UPDATE:  There have been some studies that show this may not help, but hinder, any immune support with the COVID-19. ____ Let’s talk about how to build immunity, shall we? With all the talk about coronovirus, and just in general, we should get to know the natural antiviral wonder known as Elderberry, also known as…

Daydreaming

Did you know that daydreaming is beneficial to your overall health and well-being? Daydreaming gives your mind the space and freedom to roam and wander. A relaxed mind and body is key to that coveted good health and well-being. In other acronyms, it helps you to CTFD (calm the F down). Daydreaming is: 💜A stress…

Dairy and Non Dairy Milk Recipes

Got milk? Does milk do a body good? Have you ever stood in the dairy aisle and wondered wtf? Nonfat, 2%, Whole, Pasteurized, Homogenized & the elusive raw? It’s a big topic & I can’t cover it all. Truth be told, I’m not a big fan of dairy. I have the occasional bite or 2…

Dessert

Ever wondered why dessert comes at the end of the meal? It’s been a bit since I’ve done any recipe testing. T’was needed. I was thinking about making a less bad for you version of chocolate chip cookies, which got me thinking about dessert, it’s origin & why many of us crave sweets after eating….

Corollary Parts of Plants

Have you heard of them? While I’m not totally back in action, I felt the overwhelming desire to create and get back to some sense of normalcy. As some of you know, the last 6 weeks have been a little unsettling, to say the least. I’ve moved twice, only one move was planned. To say…

Blue Zones

Did you know there are communities all over the world that have the largest population of centenarians? Centenarians are those who live to be at least 100 years of age or more. WHAT? Yep, they’re called the Blue Zones and there are 5: Loma Linda, CA; Ikaria, Greece; Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Nacoya, Costa Rica….

Banana

Do bananas make you smile? Well, yes in fact they do. Or they should. And after reading this post, you may have a hankering for a banana to produce that smile. Not only do they look like a smile, but they contain tryptophan, the same protein that’s also found in turkey, that promotes relaxation. Or…

Adrenal Fatigue

Have you heard the words “adrenal fatigue” thrown around? If you’ve ever sat w. me, you have, & no doubt I’ve asked to look at the undersides of your fingers to assess the sitch. Deep vertical ridges between the knuckles is a sign that there’s an imbalance & things are in distress. Basically it’s kinda…

Autophagy

aw-TAH-fuh-jee– The phonetic spelling. Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard this word! Bonus points if you know what it means! Well after this post you’ll be able to raise your hand and get bonus points 🎉🎊 Autophagy is a regenerative process that occurs on the cellular level in the body and literally translated means…

Ayurveda

Do you know how awesome Ayurveda is? Ayurveda, loosely translated from Sanskrit, means the “science of life.” Developed in India thousands of years ago, Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic, or mind-body-spirit, healing methods. Ayurveda, much like Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is based on the premise that a person’s overall health and wellbeing…