Paleo Honey Biscuits

As most of my readers know, I have to eat both gluten-free and dairy-free due to severe food sensitivities. I do not eat bread for the most part, but sometimes I really want some type of bread or crackers. I recently made these great biscuits that are made with almond and coconut flours. This makes […]

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Strawberries (and a Recipe, too)

 Strawberries are my favorite fruit. They are also George Mateljan’s favorite fruit. Who?? George Mateljan, the author of The World’s Healthiest Foods and the website www.whfoods.org, rated strawberries as the most nutrient-rich fruit. In this book he rates 100 commonly eaten whole foods according to how many nutrients each type of food supplies per calorie. […]

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Habit Stacking for Change

As I have talked with many people about nutrition, I learned that they usually know what they should eat. Their problem is actually doing it.  They are not sure how to make the change to a healthy eating habit.  I have been making a study of habit change in order to help others.  My word for the […]

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Fasting for Faith and Health

When I was a child it was the custom in my family and in my church to “give something up for Lent.” This was most often a food, such as candy or soft drinks.  The couple of years that I gave up candy for Lent, the candy that I got in my basket on Easter Sunday […]

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Persistence to Improve Your Health

Do you remember the movie Network?  In it one of the characters has the line “I’m mad as h*** and I’m not going to take this anymore.”  This is the type of persistence (without this cuss word) that we will often need about our health.  Given the state of our food culture and our environment, as well as aging, […]

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Little Miss Muffet, Dairy and Allergens

“Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey.” Mother Goose Rhyme Do you remember this children’s nursery rhyme? I do and taught it to my children when they were little. But I did not know that curds and whey were dairy components until I began discovering my food allergy and sensitivity […]

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Trees,Topsoil and People

When we went to Alaska last summer I noticed that the trees were very short.  I learned that this is because to permafrost.  There is very little topsoil there. The plants only have a 100-day growth period per year because of the cold and snow.  Some trees even fall over because of their lack of root structure, due […]

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Five Tips to Keeping your Goals for 2019

It’s mid-January. Have your goals or resolutions for 2019 already failed?  If so, don’t beat yourself up.  You are in good company.  According to a recent article in the New York Times, by January 8, 25% of resolutions have failed and by the end of December only 10% will have been fully kept. I set a number of goals […]

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