This summer has been a scorcher, and on a trip we took in June to Eastern Europe, the heat followed us. We were out walking and sightseeing all day, so whenever we had the chance, we’d stop for lemonade made from scratch–not the yucky powdered stuff. Every city we visited had... Read More
This morning I was jogging when I noticed an earthworm wriggling on the side of the road, surrounded by concrete and asphalt. As it thrashed about on the hard, hot surface it became more and more encrusted with bits of sand. I looked down with compassion on this little creature... Read More
About this time two years ago, I was anxiously awaiting the birth of my first grandchild. I still can’t believe I’m a grandmother, but here I am again this summer looking forward to the birth of a second grandchild. So, I thought it was a good time to emphasize just... Read More
I recently read Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, considered one of the greatest science books of all time. Published in 1962, this book launched the environmental movement, and it is still relevant today (sadly, not much has changed). According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG): “When Congress enacted the Toxic... Read More
Yay, it’s spring, and I’m struck by the greening up of nature and all the signs of new life. It reminds me that I could use a little renewal myself. For various reasons, I was not able to run during the months of January and February, but once March rolled... Read More
For each of my seasonal detoxes, I offer clients recipes that are not only supportive of detoxification, but also feature seasonal foods. One standard in all of my detoxes, however, is a large chopped salad filled with detox-friendly veggies. You can add seasonal or other favorite items as desired, but... Read More
For years, I’ve been doing seasonal detoxes, and spring might be one of my favorites. The very first detox I ever followed was while I was taking a course in Weight Management for my Holistic Nutrition degree. When I got to the section on detox, I realized that I could actually... Read More
FODMAPs: Have you seen this unusual acronym in the news lately? Or perhaps someone has mentioned that he or she is following a low FODMAP or FODMAP-free diet. So, what is it? FODMAP stands for Fermentable, Oligo-saccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. Now, does that clear everything up? No? Well, here’s... Read More
It’s finally time to reveal my word for 2019 — HEALING! I must admit, I didn’t want to choose this word. I was hoping to come up with something clever, unique, and impressive. I wrote down a number of options, but somehow this word kept coming to mind. Also, over... Read More
Have you ever felt like a wimp for walking as others run past you? Well, take heart! Walking is one of the best forms of exercise you can do—partly because anyone can do it, anywhere, anytime. A recent study by the London School of Economics and Political Science showed that... Read More