Lemon Love From Dawn To Night: How To Use Lemons Throughout The Day

Beautiful and fresh lemons

 

So this is a guest post I wrote recently for Extreme Health Radio, a wonderful show and site that focusses on alternative/natural health. I’m quoting the beginning of the article below, and when you click on “read more” you’ll get to my blog on their web site. Enjoy the lemons! They’re o-so-good for ya!

“There are many health benefits associated with lemons: lemons detoxify your body, stimulate the liver function, boost the immune system, to name just a few. But how to use lemons on a daily basis in a way that you don’t have to wonder how to incorporate them into your daily menu? I’ll share with you how a typical day for hubby and myself is filled with lemons. You don’t have to follow exactly what we do, but you’ll have some lemon-infused ideas. You can incorporate the ones that best fit your lifestyle into your daily routine.” Read More

Fermenting veggies to welcome the New Year

fermented cabbage

Today is our 13th wedding anniversary. With dinner, we had sauerkraut, the fermented cabbage I made for the first time. I mixed the red and green cabbage and that’s how the rich fuchsia color emerged. I suppose I don’t have to tell you the amazing health benefits of fermented veggies–they contain lots of minerals and healthy bacteria that help restore/maintain the flora of your gut. The healthier your gut the stronger your immune system. Sauerkraut also aids digestion. Continue reading »

Breaking Habits is Groundbreaking

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The Glowing Green Smoothie by
Kimberly Snyder:
http://www.kimberlysnyder.net/blog/2009/07/11/green-smoothie-recipe/

Vic & I have just began drinking the Glowing Green Smoothie in the morning, making variations of Kimberly Snyder‘s version. I have to admit, mixing kale, lettuce and fruits sounded gross… until I tried. Fruits actually dominate the taste and the greens add a full-body type of flavor, just the way a well-balanced wine tastes. And you can experiment with fruit and green combinations to make the smoothie different each day. What a healthy alternative to all the gluten/sugar-filled breads/cereals/pastries, which perhaps taste good, but do not have to be enjoyed on a daily basis! Continue reading »

Ideas Must Flow, not Overgrow

“Since you are what you eat,” a squirrel said, “I guess I am nuts.” I am paraphrasing here the joke that Joan Borysenko brings up in her article, “Move it or Lose it: Why Exercise makes you smarter.” Borysenko stresses the importance of exercise not only for our physical but also our psychological well-being. When we exercise, she states, our brain actually grows new neurons and rewires its circuits, making it easier to adapt to changes, to grow, to expand beyond our comfort ones. Continue reading »