Read about how food and lifestyle changes support our general health, and help with healing during times of physical illness and emotional stress.

Outdoor Exercise Playgrounds

On a recent holiday in a tiny coastal town in southern Spain, I was walking along a promenade facing the Mediterranean Sea.  My goal was to take a leisurely stroll for a few miles just to take snapshots in my mind - walkers and joggers, the blue waters, sunbathers,...

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Binge Eating Disorder

Everyone has a relationship to food. For some it is quite positive and food is savored as nature intended it. At the other end of the extreme are people with aversions to food who restrict what they eat to a few food categories. Then there are people who come close to...

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Eating Chocolate May Reduce Stroke Risk

For Chocolate Lovers Only! The following blog is a guest post.  Eating Chocolate May Reduce Stroke Risk was originally published by luxmed on September 12, 2012. I found it very informative on the role of chocolate in health, and citing research along with the...

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Food as Medicine

Home remedies from our medicine cabinets can help with conditions from headaches to indigestion to skin care. They can be valuable additions to healing and most often with few if any side effects when taken in moderation. read more

Gluten-Free and Better Mood

Gluten-free foods have been on the market for since the start of the millennium, and people are becoming more and more aware of the symptoms of gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance, and celiac disease. Most of us associate gluten-related symptoms with physical...

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Macular Degeneration

When we think of macular degeneration, “baby boomers” and old age comes to mind.  While it is true that most macular degeneration typically appears at age sixty-five and beyond, prevention can start as far back as childhood and continue throughout life much the same...

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Weight Loss and Dieting Part 2

In the second blog of my weight loss series, I would like to present a perspective on “the right time” to start a diet.  We usually set goals for ourselves, such as cutting down after the New Year, dieting for a friend’s party or wedding, and of course wanting to lose...

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Weight Loss and Dieting

This is the first of a series of blogs on weight loss and my first thought on an effective approach to “dieting” is that we as a society need to drop what I call, the “diet attitude.” By this I mean never over-focusing on calorie content of food and quick weight loss....

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Coffee

Millions of people drink coffee as a daily ritual for that extra boost to jumpstart their day. Many of us know the obvious that for some people coffee can make them irritable, cause heartburn, and lead to sleep problems while for others they feel alert and at their...

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Food and Mood

Food and mood starts with our physical reactions to what we eat.  Eating processed foods often leaves us feeling depleted while a meal or snack of whole foods, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts or seeds is nourishing and energizing.  These are basic...

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Healing With Food

A Dedication to Anne Marie Coblin, ph.D. I am writing this blog in dedication Anne Marie Colbin, Ph.D. who was a pioneer in health education and recently passed away.  I met Anne Marie in her certification course in food therapy at the Natural Gourmet Institute that...

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Tips to break the sugar cycle

Set your sugar-free goals and move towards them slowly but steadily Most of us consume refined sugar every day and give little thought to its effect on our bodies.In the short term, refined sugars enter our bloodstream quickly, giving us excess energy followed by an...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease that causes painful swelling, typically in our joints and connective tissue.  As an auto-immune disease, rather than attacking viruses or bacteria, the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues, leading to inflammation...

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