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June 2, 2017

Face it. Our lives can be so busy that it’s easier to go out to eat than plan a meal. But we all know we would feel and look better if we ate at home. What is someone could plan the menu, make the shopping list and give you the recipes, all based on your food preferenc...

June 2, 2017

I am thrilled to have just harvested the first beets of the season from my garden. I never ceased to be moved by the miracle of it, that these seeds planted on the last day of February are now food gracing my table. Most of us are familiar with this cartoon, which perf...

May 5, 2017

Current events stressing you out? Here's a simple practice to tilt your emotional balance toward happiness.

May 5, 2017

Homeopathic gel quickly relieves pesky oak mite bites

April 4, 2017

The warm weather is back and it’s time to give your body, mind and spirit some spring cleaning with a juice fast.  The right juicer makes all the difference in the taste and nutrient value of the juice as well as the ease of use and clean-up.

Centrificating or basket ju...

March 29, 2017

It's common knowledge that Americans consume too few omega-3 and too many omega-6 fatty acids. This is key cause of the epidemic of inflammatory conditions such as asthma, autoimmunity, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Yet omega-3 supplements are pricey. T...

March 1, 2017

March has been designated as National Sleep Awareness Month. One part of sleep awareness is knowing how our sleep may be affected by our lifestyle and environment. 

The quality of our sleep directly affects our mental and physical health.  Many of the major restora...

January 26, 2017

Last month I wrote about the negative effects of prolonged sitting and the importance of N.E.A.T, the movement throughout the day that isn’t intended as exercise. Once you have N.E.A.T in place, then you can add exercise, but with short cold days, it's hard to get moti...

January 12, 2017

A version of this article originally appeared in my February 2007 column in the Kansas City Wellness Magazine.

Purifying your drinking water can be the most significant step you can make towards improving your health.  Good cooks know it makes a difference in way food t...

January 12, 2017

PlateJoy is an online program that makes healthy eating easier than ever, customized to your unique lifestyle.  

They provide:

  • Personalized meal plans for as many courses as you'd like (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and/or snacks)

  • Custom recipes that are tailored to...

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