Be Part Of The Solution

There’s a solution to Halloween and other festivities that bombard our children and us with sugar, MSG and the many other chemicals in our food.  Don’t be part of the problem.


This year for Halloween, there’s The Teal Pumpkin Project.  By putting out a teal colored pumpkin, you are informing the trick-o-treaters that you are not giving out candy, but some other treat (or…

Toothpaste Without Additives

Many of you have noticed that most of the commercial toothpastes contain ingredients to avoid, like ‘natural flavors’, ‘ carageenan’ and ‘glycerin’ and then there’s the fluoride.  After finding my daughter one day sneaking some tastes of commercial toothpaste, I decided to search for a homemade recipe for oral health.  To my surprise, recipes are quite easy and make more sense for promoting…

What’s Bugging You?

“We Are Only 10% Human” was the title of a previous post introducing our microflora. That may sound like an outrageous claim, but in all seriousness, microbial cells in the body outnumber human cells by 10 to one and account for 99.9% of our unique genes. An article published recently in the New York Times entitled,  “We Are Our Bacteria” discusses how the human microbiome is losing its…

Alive Slaw

Home fermentation of a variety of vegetables is a great way to add diversity to our microflora.  To read more about our microflora and its importance to our health, click here.
Commercial fermentation requires pasteurization to meet current regulations before a product reaches our grocery shelves.  Pasteurization kills the microorganisms in the ferments and so does nothing to promote t…

Almond Orange Cake

This recipe keeps with the KISS (keep it so simple) philosophy.  Here’s a cake with 6 ingredients.  Cook the oranges ahead of time if desired.
2 oranges
1 ½  c raw almonds
6 eggs
½ c raw honey
¼ t baking soda
pinch of salt (optional)
 Cut stems off oranges.  Place whole orange in saucepan and cover with water. Bring to boil and then simmer on low heat for 2 hours.  Cut t…

So Simple Cookie Recipe

Simple pleasures in life should be simple.  I’m often asked for sweet treat ideas around special occasions.  Here’s a simple cookie recipe, with just three ingredients.  Nutrition-wise, this certainly beats any power bar on the market.
An important reminder is to keep the “special” occasions truly limited to special and not frequent occasions.

Nut Butter Cookies
1 c of…

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