I began my journey to health and natural food preparation when I became very sick with my first pregnancy . After 5 months of intense medical care had failed, and I had lost over 30 pounds, my husband discovered an outline for a healthy diet that saved my life.

Organic vs. Conventional: Which Should I Buy?

(Health Secrets Newsletter) For optimal health, 70% of your diet by volume should be fresh, live produce: high water content vegetables and fruit.  When a person has achieved this, the organic question is certainly going to come up. An examination of the pros and cons of both organically grown and conventional produce is indicated, so that you…

Start a Healthy Attitude for Holiday Food

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Sometimes during the holidays we may find ourselves in circumstances where we are going to consume rich or unhealthful holiday fare.  Maybe we have decided to stand down for a compromise or we are still in transition to a healthy lifestyle and even though we’ve learned better, we haven’t fully adopted the best practices.…

Agave: The Wonder Sweetener

(Health Secrets Newsletter) As we look at the agave plant, some interesting things emerge that would make it fun and healthful to live near one of the more sugar-rich species (there are many species of agave).  What comes from the agave plant has truly amazing properties. Agave nectar is gathered by cutting its flower stalk right before actual…

Quick and Easy Quinoa Dinner

Quinoa is an ancient grain-like food returning to popularity and revered by those wanting to eat green.  Quinoa is packed with nutrition and able to completely replace meat in a meal since it contains all 9 essential amino acids required as building blocks for the human body. Compared to other grains such as wheat, barley and…

Get the Perfect Synergy of Whole Foods

That memorable statement from David Wolfe says it best: “You are what you eat.” To the degree that we are eating whole foods that Nature has provided for us in the state they were intended to be eaten, the greater will be our health. Every particle, every cell, every tissue and organ in the body is made…