Heart Thought for September

Over the years I saw many people who had advanced heart disease and I was so frustrated because I knew if they just knew how to do the right thing, simple lifestyle and diet steps, that the entire trajectory of their life and health would have been different. — Mehmet Oz M.D. [Source:  http://www.thenewage.co.za/52274-12-53-Dr_Oz_speaks__and_we_all_listen%5D

Always Learning

It is important to continue to learn new things throughout our lifetime.  It builds new neural pathways that keep our memories sharp and our brains young. Habits and patterns of thinking and behavior can be hard to break so we can learn to think in new ways.  We also get caught up in the need for higherContinue reading “Always Learning”

Cool Smoothies for a Hot Summer: The Chocolate Monkey

This makes a thick, creamy chocolate smoothie that tastes like a milk shake. I  add flax seed meal for a nutritional boost. We think this is plenty sweet, but you may add a little Stevia if you think you need it. But how healthy are these ingredients? Almond milk is low in calories but highContinue reading “Cool Smoothies for a Hot Summer: The Chocolate Monkey”

Heart Health Thought for July

“Think about it: Heart disease and diabetes, which account for more deaths in the U.S. and worldwide than everything else combined, are completely preventable by making comprehensive lifestyle changes.  Without drugs or surgery.”  — Dean Ornish M.D. Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/heart_disease_2.html#GYvIX0HeqQm0xMYb.99

The Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign

The Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign helped me when I was first adopting a gluten free lifestyle. and I want to share this valuable resource with you. http://www.celiac.nih.gov. The Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign of the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases which isContinue reading “The Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign”

Gluten Free by Choice

There are people who want the world to know they are not gluten free by choice. These are usually individuals diagnosed with celiac disease who feel forced to live in a way they find distasteful (pun intended). I think this is a sad way to live.  Things happen  over which we have no control.  ButContinue reading “Gluten Free by Choice”

May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month

May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month and I’m ready to party.  The gluten free life has been life changing for me.  I see the lifestyle as one of health and wellness, not deprivation.  So I have a few things planned for this month. May 5th — Gluten Free Progressive Dinner with Shirley Braden of Gluten FreeContinue reading “May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month”

The Holiday eBook and Bob’s Birthday

I have made revisions and added a few things, including photos to my Holiday eBook Have Yourself a Healthy Little Holiday.  It is now available through the Kindle Store or from our bookstore. Tomorrow is Bob’s birthday, so today (11/9), tomorrow (11/10) and Monday (11/11) we are offering this book FREE to everyone.  Yes, I saidContinue reading “The Holiday eBook and Bob’s Birthday”