Eating Better on $125 a Week – The Pantry Raid

Today is Friday, grocery shopping day.  I like getting it out of the way before the weekend so that I can actually do some relaxing.  I usually pull out the store ads, scan for good deals, then put together a menu and shopping list for the week. If I’m honest with myself, I pretty much […]

Parsley - Beyond the Garnish

Parsley – Beyond the Garnish

When I was growing up, mom often garnished dinner with a sprinkle of chopped parsley.  Those bits of green brightened up the plate and made it more appetizing.  But it wasn’t until years later that I came to appreciate parsley as a powerful and cleansing green – an herb worthy of my attention beyond the […]

Is Your Child at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

Is Your Child at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, used to be a “grown-up” problem.  While many adults do struggle with this condition, a new study now shows that high blood pressure is also a growing problem for our children too.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  Here are the facts, and what you can […]


Chia Seeds – Are They Worth All the Hype?

If you were watching Dr. Oz way back when he was on Oprah, or if you have been a runner for a while, you probably first heard about chia seeds as a health food (as opposed to a tacky gift,) about a decade ago. While it was slow to take off, this little seed’s popularity […]

Why Brown Rice is Not a Health Food

Why Brown Rice is Not a Health Food

I don’t eat rice very much anymore.  And when I do, it is rarely brown. Last November Consumer Reports published their test results on 223 samples of rice products.  For brown rice lovers everywhere it was disappointing – even shocking – news.  Rice and products made with rice, especially brown rice, have problematic levels of […]


Beet Cucumber Cleanse Vegetable Juice

When the weather turns hot, I pull out the old Juiceman II, and spin up some cool and refreshing vegetable juices.  I love how juicing deeply nourishes my body and give me a boost. The veggie juice I make most often is a cleansing and energy enhancing cucumber, beet, carrot, celery, lemon juice.  It’s delicious! […]

Mango Ice Pops

Mango Tango – Recipes for a Healthy Mango Love Affair

My son is in love with mangoes.  When it’s time to make the weekly grocery shopping list, he eagerly asks, “Are you going to get some mangoes?” The answer is an easy “yes.” Although a whole mango has about 30 grams of natural sugar, it’s low on the glycemic index and provides lots of potassium, […]

Deadly Trans Fats Still Sneaking Into Your Diet?

Are Deadly Trans Fats Still Sneaking Into Your Diet?

It is a known fact that trans fatty acids, commonly referred to as “trans fats,” are deadly, even at low levels.  Industrially produced partially hydrogenated vegetable oils are the most common source of trans fats in a typical diet. Once thought to be a better alternative to saturated fat, trans fats began to be used […]