How to Choose a Probiotic

Probiotics are often in the news, and you’ve probably heard about them many times. But do you take probiotics already? Do you take them consistently? Today, I want to tell you why I take probiotics everyday and how to choose a probiotic for yourself. Why are probiotics important? Our bodies are full of bacteria – …

Healthy Flax Muffins Recipe

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day because – hold on to your hats! – I love bread in all shapes and colors. And breakfast offers almost unlimited ways to prepare bread, not all of them healthy of course. Several years ago, I discovered this healthy and absolutely delicious flax muffins recipe that has …

Smoothie Recipes for Beginners

Fruit smoothies are an easy and yummy way to get valuable nutrients into your daily diet. They are jam-packed with vitamins and minerals that can be hard to get through your regular meals. Most of us don’t eat the nutritionist-recommended 9-12 servings of fruits and vegetables each day (or even the FDA-recommended 7 servings), but …

Spring Tonics for Health and Vitality

Spring is here! ….or at least, that’s what the calendar says. The temperature did hit 60° here yesterday, so I suppose that counts as a decent start to spring. And if it’s spring, that means it’s time for Granny’s Spring Tonics. What are Spring Tonics? Even in our modern world of 24-hour grocery stores and unlimited …

Why I Drink a Glass of Water First Thing Each Morning

My morning routine is the same everyday: bathroom first, of course, then head downstairs and fill a glass with pure water. I drink about half, then take my probiotic and lower bowel tonic, then finish off the rest. My morning glass of water has become to me what a cup of coffee is to many …

My Daily Vitamin Routine

Vitamins are in the news all the time – get your B vitamins! Buy CoQ10! Don’t overdose on Vitamin A! Getting nutrients from the foods we eat is the best way and is the way our bodies are designed to get the building blocks we need. It goes without saying that eating potato chips all …

Help! I Don’t Like Fruits and Vegetables!

What? You don’t like fruits and vegetables? Me neither! At least, I didn’t for many years. Many months of my life have passed at a stretch without a single fruit or vegetable passing my lips. (Unless you count potatoes, which you probably shouldn’t.) I would eat green beans at Thanksgiving, but that was basically it. …