Food First: Starting the New Year Off Right

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The New Year is a great time to assess where you are at in your life, to look at what seems to be working...

Optimal Health and Wellness for our Optimal Pets

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Nutrition and exercise play such a huge role in health, not just for humans, but for animals, as well. Our pets rely on us...

Milo’s Story

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It all started five years ago when Milo, our beloved Bichon, began showing signs of slowing down. At that time, he was 10 years...

Food First: Delicious, Nutritious Soup for Cold Months

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Whether I'm concocting a new recipe or searching for a new recipe to try, I aim for one that is both delicious and nutritious!...

Spirit Leaves: Not Yet Vegan

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Once, on a plane, a woman sitting beside me related how she lived on a farm in Wisconsin. Every morning, the sheep would come...

Ten Ways Specific Fermented Foods can improve Your Life

An excerpt from the book The Cultured Cook: Delicious Fermented Foods with Probiotics to Knock Out Inflammation, Boost Gut Health, Lose Weight & Extend...

Why I am Vegan

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My mother adopted a 7-month old Yorkie a few years ago and I instantly fell in love with her. Before my mom brought this...

Not Missing the Meat

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Did I ever imagine I would become a tree hugger? Someone who talks about energy and stuff? A person who considers disease your body's...

Conscious Consumerism: Responsible Choices As We Ascend

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An incredible amount of evidence exists for the support of a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. We could go into living a life free of...

Why I Am Vegan

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My idea of living with a vegan lifestyle is that I don't consume any dairy or animal products. As someone once said, "If it...

Our World as a Soup Bowl

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A battle of comments ensued under my recent Facebook posting: Hate crimes got you down?! If you still eat meat, then you are part...

Vegan vs. Vegetarian

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I have, only recently, begun eating a more vegetarian diet when I decided to break up with my prior food relationship to begin a...

Why I am Vegan

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It was unbelievable for my family and friends to digest the fact that a crazy meat-lover who once relished eating roasted Chicken Drumsticks, Hakka...

Food First: A go-to salad for greens, fiber

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Spring has sprung and everything is coming up green! This is the perfect time to take a cue from Mother Nature and get more...

Food First | A Spring Cleansing for the Body

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As spring arrives, I am always thinking about cleansing and preparing my body for the warmer upcoming months. It's like a spring cleaning for...

Restocking the Pharmacy of the Body

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The ever-expanding pharmacopeia of time-tested techniques, natural remedies and alternative pain killers is a complicated skein of dos and don'ts that would tangle any...

Meditation…or Why I put that in my Herbal Tea

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I love to meditate. Taking time each day to center myself helps me to fulfill the roles I have taken on in life, from...