What To Do When You “Overdo It” During The Holidays

Ah, holiday gatherings. Special dinners. Lavish desserts. Too much alcohol. Potluck. Chocolate – lots of chocolate. Office parties. School parties. Grandma and Aunti Jane’s high-carb-high-fat dinners. Eat. Eat. Eat. Who wants to say no to any of this? Typically, no one who is submerged in the happy holiday spirit of friends and family gatherings wants […]

Food Remedy Series – Talking Turkey: A Natural Sleep Aid

Traditionally in America, we gather together with family and friends for traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinners. Like most of us do, you eat more than you typically eat on non-holidays, so after the meal, you want to take a nap. Many of you may think that you get sleepy because you ate too much because eating […]

Food Remedy Series – Broccoli: A Green Machine Used For Cancer Prevention And Weight Loss

How many of you grew up hearing “Eat your broccoli!” I did. I hated broccoli. Oh, if only I knew then what I know today about this powerful vegetable. Health Benefits First cultivated in Italy, broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable from a flowering plant family that includes cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and kale. Broccoli is […]

Food Remedy Series – Mushrooms: Wild About Edible Fat-Free Antioxidant Caps

Ah – mushrooms. How do you like eating funny-looking caps low in calories with virtually no fat, no cholesterol, and low sodium? Bring it on. Vitamins and Minerals Mushrooms are loaded with vitamins and minerals, and most of them are edible with medicinal properties. To date, they have discovered over 10,000 different types of mushrooms, […]

It’s Time To Detox Again

Good nutrition should be simple. If you are fighting an illness or just not feeling your best, take the time to determine where you have gotten off track and what toxins you have been exposed to along the way. In our world today, it is prudent to detox your body of all environmental and food […]

Food Remedy Series – Pumpkin: From The Front Porch Into Your Kitchen

Pumpkin is called “The King of Squash“, and this King is a free-radical scavenger that is the source of eye-protecting carotenoids, such as lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin, and alpha-carotene. Did you know that lutein and zeaxanthin are found in the lenses of your eyes? Studies show that eating foods high in lutein and zeaxanthin, packed within pumpkins, can help […]

Food Remedy Series – Cauliflower: A Powerful Disease Warrior + Pizza Crust

Do you like eating the white flesh of a Brassica oleracea known as a curd? It sounds much more appetizing to simply call this curd a cauliflower.  Cauliflower is making a comeback these days. It makes a very popular pizza crust alternative, it can be eaten raw on a veggie plate to help with ulcers, you can […]

Food Remedy Series – Protein: A Natural Sleep Aid And Midnight Snack

Did you know that a deficiency of vitamins and minerals can affect your sleep? So, the better your diet, the better you sleep. The USDA discovered that if you don’t get enough copper or iron in your diet, it can take longer for you to fall asleep. If this rings true for you, eat more protein, and add […]

Food Remedy Series – Garlic: Resisting Disease And Vampires

Garlic is part of the onion family, related to onions, shallots and leeks. Garlic Starts Healing From Your Gut More research is coming out these days about the importance of gut health. Old-fashioned medical doctors have used garlic to treat a variety of medical conditions for centuries. Garlic’s healing compounds start working in your gut and […]

Food Remedy Series – Plantains: Health In A Peel

I am starting a Food Remedy Series, highlighting the many foods that Nature provides to help you prevent disease. This week, the healthy food remedy is the Plantain.  I guess I picked the Plantain (sorry for the pun) because I have them growing on my South Texas wildlife preserve. We feed them to our tortoises and parrots. […]