Health and Wellness and Beauty products and services

Fabulous Summer Smoothies!

When Mother Nature pours on the heat, there’s nothing I like better than a cool, refreshing smoothie! I know some of you would rather have an ice cream cone, but give this smoothie a try before you give up on them completely and run out to the “Ding Dong cart.” This smoothie uses frozen banana…

Hamburgers And Coconut Milk?

I have been putting coconut milk in several recipes lately, enjoying coconut milk ice cream, and using coconut oil for cooking, but I would never have thought of adding coconut milk to hamburgers! Dr. Carolyn Dean did though, and her recipe is here. Dr. Dean is a medical doctor, naturopath, herbalist, acupuncturist, nutritionist, lecturer, consultant,…

Natural Treatments for High Cholesterol

This is another guest post by my friend Carolyn Dean MD ND The Huffington Post is an online site that attracts millions of viewers. But nobody took much interest in an article titled “PCSK9 Inhibitors: New Class Of Cholesterol Drugs Shows Promise In Trials.” Since only 9 people shared it on Facebook. I think this…

How to Make Ghee (clarified butter)

2 pound unsalted butter Use a medium size, heavy bottom sauce pan. Cook the butter on medium heat, uncovered, until the butter melts. Continue cooking the butter, stirring occasionally, until it boils. The butter will foam and sputter. Reduce to low heat and continue to simmer until the butter is clarified, about 20 minutes. More…

What is an Accountability Partner?

One of the things I recommend in my coaching programs is having an accountability partner. So far, no one I have mentioned this to has any idea what this is, but everyone who has tried this system, loves it! An accountability partner is a friend, coworker, or relative (not a spouse) who also wants to…

Spring into Fitness!

It’s the first week of April! Here’s a workout I put together for myself to get my abs, arms, legs, and upper body in shape for shorts and tanks season. Please join me; we can keep each other accountable! Let me know if you have questions about any of the exercises. I have photos, descriptions,…

How To Turn A Bad Day Around Fast!

Have you ever had one of those days where you got off to a really bad start? Perhaps your alarm didn’t go off or you didn’t hear it, then you proceeded to spill coffee on your new shirt, and then you got stuck behind a school bus… Your bad day picked up momentum as it continued and…

How About Some Couscous Pilaf ?

 I took an old Rice Pilaf recipe and made it with couscous instead – delish! 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 large head of finely chopped cauliflower 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup home-made or reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest 1/4 cup orange juice 1/4 cup currants 2/3 cup whole-wheat couscous 1/2…