Portion Distortion: Bacon

Bacon! Everybody loves bacon! A staple for breakfast in the USA, but is it healthy and are you consuming the proper portion size? I chose a popular bacon brand. I won’t share the name, but it is a common brand, non organic, and not low sodium or low fat. Before I talk about the portion […]

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Burger Fervor

OK, fervor may not be the correct word in this context, but it sounds cool, lol. August 27th is National Burger Day! Hamburgers are a huge part of the American food culture. But, apparently it is a global food item. The video below will show a quick and unique history of the Hamburger. If you […]

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chocolate is good for your kidneys?

I have not written about herbs, spices or essential oils much since completing my Herbalism certificate. I am going to be doing more of it, though. Chocolate is not an herb, but by definition it is a spice with medicinal properties. Is it possible that chocolate is good for your kidneys and your heart? Sort […]

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Sweet, Sweet Basil!

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope all is well with my readers. Today is Self Care Sunday. So, why am I talking about Basil? Well for a couple of reasons. One, part of self care is eating good nutritious foods. Two, also part of self care is relaxation and self confidence. Both of these can come […]

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Can Covid 19 be spread via cigarette smoke?

Keeping with the theme for this week, Covid 19, can it be spread via cigarette or vaping smoke? So, it appears that yes it can. It makes perfect sense to me that if singing, or simply talking can spread Covid 19 than obviously smoking or vaping could spread it. It appears vaping is worse as […]

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oleander and oleandrin: What you should know

This is not exactly what I intended to talk about today, but with it all over the news I figured I would. Let me start by saying I have a certificate in Herbalism, and essential oils are a derivative of herbs. I like essential oils, or the few that I am familiar with and have […]

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What the Fructose!

If you read this blog then you know I have had my own struggles with weight loss especially since reaching menopause. You also know I promote organic foods, when possible, and decreasing sugar. So, if you read my post from the other day about sugar being addicting then you got a good feel for the […]

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Is sugar Evil and Addicting?

Happy Tuesday! Is sugar evil and addicting? I don’t think sugar in and of itself can be considered evil. However, the food industry can be. Did you know sugar is 8 times more addicting than cocaine? How would I know such a thing? Because they did a study, and you can learn about that study […]

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Hip Flexibility, Balance and a 20 min indoor walk

First a couple of reminders. 1- Don’t forget about my virtual Kidney Health class. It is a Facebook event, and there are still 4 spots left. Click here to go to the event page and sign up. I am still offering a one month coaching plan for just 25 dollars for new clients. Don’t miss […]

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