Rest and Digest

  Wouldn’t it be cool if we could turn our digestion on or off with a flick of a switch?  Imagine if you could actually control your body’s ability to metabolize and assimilate food. Guess what?  You do have the power to flick an ‘on-off’ switch for your digestion and metabolic systems.  We know it…

Ruta-what?!   Rutabaga, often called a yellow turnip, is one of those often overlooked cruciferous veggies that is jam packed with nutrients like beta-carotene,  potassium and manganese (for energy), and a good source of fiber, thiamin, vitamin B6 (helps support the nervous system), calcium (for strong bones), magnesium (helps absorb calcium and combat stress), and…

Today is a perfect day for roasting a chicken and then filling my home with the cozy aroma of simmering broth. I have gotten into a good routine with making my chicken bone broth on weeks when I roast a whole chicken for dinner.  Just like my grandmother modeled for me, nothing goes to waste!…

I used to be a die-hard coffee drinker.  I could barely crack  my eyes open enough to begin to brew my first cup.  I love the aroma, the warmth and the rich taste of a good cup of freshly brewed coffee.  Unfortunately my adrenals did not agree. Facing some hard truths about what was and…

Push

  How many of you actually like being pushed into something that is unknown, uncomfortable, new and unfamiliar?  Does the thought of that alone get your heart racing and palms sweating?  I can tell you it does for me.  Every single time, as far back as I can remember, when I am pushed to do…

Habits: Make or Break?

Habits.   Good, bad or in-between, habits are powerful in driving us towards great change – or keeping us from it.   I cannot remember a time in my life when I was not battling a habit that needing breaking, or struggling toward one that needing making.   Drink more water. Get more sleep. Keep…