Thursday, May 31, 2018

Parenting and Puppies

Hi Everyone!

Many apologies for the unplanned length of time between blogs.  We have been blessed with the addition of 10 new family members!  That's right! 10!!! 

Our dog, Abby, had her first litter a little over a week ago, and combined with the long weekend and family visiting, our schedules have been crazy.  I know you get it, so thank you.  The puppies are adorable; 6 males and 4 females. 

Parenting is an incredible challenge for both men and women, however, it presents many more challenges for women from day one of conception; nutrition, mood swings, physical changes and stresses, and the list goes on. 

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Coming in June:  Men's Issues, Fitness Nutrition, and More.

To your Health!


Monday, May 21, 2018

New Blog Schedule and the AIP Nutrition Program

Hi Everyone!

Hope your weekend was fabulous. 

I have decided to keep blog time to M,W,F.  So, beginning this week, I'll start posting blogs on M, W, and F. 

Due to weather on Friday, the internet service was knocked out.  Many apologies for the inconvenience.  I will post the recipe along with today's "words of wisdom". 

I have been reintroducing foods now for eleven days post Whole 30 completion.  Sugar and alcohol definitely create inflammation for me.  Too bad, because the Pina Colada was yummy!  That's okay!  Because The Essential AIP Cookbook has wonderful recipes for summer time drinks that look refreshing and delicious.  I have decided to follow the AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) nutrition program for 30 days now to compare results. 

 Recipe:  Squasage  by Deanna Proper at 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time:  30 minutes and 10 minutes
Yield:  2 servings
Serving size:  1 bowl

  1 acorn squash
  2 Tablespoons olive oil
  6 oz of ground pork 
  1/4 Cup of diced onion
  6 kale leaves chopped finely, remove tough stem and spine from tender leaves
  1 teaspoon sage
  1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  1/4 teaspoon ginger
  1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  1/4 teaspoon curry powder

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 F.  While oven is preheating, wash acorn squash and cut it in half length wise.  Scoop out seeds and place halves cut side down in shallow baking pan filled with enough water to cover 1/4 inch of squash.  Bake for 30 minutes or until able to pierce squash with a fork.

  2.  Remove squash from oven and allow to cool enough to handle.  Meanwhile, heat a large skillet on medium.  Add olive oil to skillet and allow to heat.  Add onion and saute until translucent.  

  3.  Add ground pork and sage and fennel.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until pork is cooked through.  Break any large clumps into small clumps. 

  4.  Add kale leaves and cook until leaves are just wilted.  

  5.  Add cooled squash pulp (rind removed) along with ginger, turmeric and curry powder.  Cook stirring until all ingredients are warmed through and thoroughly mixed.  

  6.  Serve in bowls.  Delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


To your Health!



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Migraines, Moods and Featured Products

Hi Everyone!

I am so sorry that I wasn't able to blog yesterday.  My husband and I both had weather induced migraines.  We use Boiron Sinusalia, which took away the sinus pressure without jitters, but we still had the pain and light/sound sensitivity of migraines.  We love Boiron products because they work and we don't feel "drugged".  Try their Sedalia Stress Relief too.  Check out Boiron products at

Hormones, pain, and stress, among other things, can trigger angry outbursts and mood swings.  I went through a period of crazy mood swings when surgery medically induced menopause.  Bless my husband, he stayed with me.  Liddell Homeopathic Medicines has a fabulous product:  Letting Go "Ang" Anger.  Two sprays under the tongue work quickly and lasts for several hours.  Believe me, my husband loved when I found this product.  They also have several more products in their "Letting Go" line that are formulated for specific mood issues:  Grief, Sadness, and feeling Overwhelmed are just a few of the formulas Liddell Homeopathic Medicines has designed to help with moods. 

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I really hope that these products will help you as much as they've helped my loved ones and me.  Let us know what works for you.

Hoping you have a great day.

To your Health!


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Women's Issues: Depression, Mood Swings, The Blues. Self-Test.

Hi Everyone!

Depression is a worldwide issue affecting all genders, ages, classes, and ethnicities.  While women are more likely to become depressed, men can be affected as well, so don't tune this one out. 

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America,, has a self-test and much more information to assist you or a loved one with these issues.  There's even a tool to assist with finding a therapist near you. 


A chemical imbalance is just that, a chemical imbalance.  Whether it is pancreatic/insulin, thyroid, or brain, if your body isn't making what it needs in the quantity required, you need to assist it with replacement therapy.  It's not a case of mind over matter.

There are many forms and causes of depression so, please, seek professional help in diagnosing and treating your specific condition.  

Pass this information on and don't be afraid to talk about this subject.  You could save a life.

Hope you have a wonderful day.

To your Health!


Monday, May 14, 2018

May 13-19 National Women's Health Week

Hi Everyone!

This week is National Women's Health Week!

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What are your goals for the next 12 months?  Did you start in January and get sidetracked?  Now's your chance to start again.  Share with us.  

Visit https://www.women' for more information on National Women's Health Week.  

To your Health!


Friday, May 11, 2018

Recipes: Arrowroot Flour: Essential AIP Garlic Crackers and Naan Bread

Hi Everyone!

As promised, I introduced arrowroot flour into my nutrition program after successfully completing the Whole 30 program.  I have not had any reactions and it's been 3 days so arrowroot flout is something I can add to my pantry. 

Also as promise, I experimented with the arrowroot flour recipes for Garlic Crackers and Garlic Cauliflower Naan Bread found in The Essential AIP Cookbook by Louise and Jeremy Hendon.

I found the dough for the crackers was difficult to work with but the taste and texture of the baked crackers was delightful.  I'll just have to experiment some more and get back to you on the handling of the dough.  Because arrowroot flour is more of a starch than a flour, it was difficult to get the correct water to flour ratio, and rolling it out was challenging as well.  As I said I'll just have to play.  Have you made this recipe?  Let us know what worked for you.

The naan bread dough was easy to work with and roll out.  The ends crisped before the center cooked so next time I'll cover the edges with foil until about 5 minutes before removing it from the oven.  The texture is very stretchy as reported and it worked very well for a chicken avocado wrap.  Taste is good too.  Have you made this recipe?  Let us know what worked for you.

 FOOD!      RECIPES!!    YUM!!! 

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Prep Time:  10 minutes
Cook Time:  15 minutes
Total Time:  25 minutes
Yield:  2 servings
Serving size:  5-7 crackers


1/2 cup (72 g) arrowroot flour
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon (3 g) garlic powder
2 teaspoons (2 g) Italian seasoning
2 Tablespoons (30 ml) avocado oil
2-3 Tablespoons (30-45 ml) room temperature water


1.  Preheat oven to 450 F (230 C)
2.  Mix all the ingredients well to form a dough (add 2 Tablespoons of water in initially and add extra water if necessary to form the dough).  Roll flat and cut into small crackers.
3.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Let cool and enjoy.


 Prep Time:  10 minutes
 Cook Time:  15 minutes
 Total Time:  25 minutes
 Yield:  1 serving
 Serving Size:  1 naan bread


1 cup (140 g) cauliflower florets
1/2 cup (64 g) arrowroot flour
1 Tablespoon (7 g) garlic powder
2 Tablespoons (30 ml) avocado oil
Salt to taste


1.  Preheat oven to 450 F (230 C)
2.  Place the cauliflower florets into a bowl with some water and microwave on high until tender (check every 2 minutes to make sure it doesn't burn).  Alternatively, steam the florets until tender.  
3.  Food process (or use a blender) to process the cauliflower florets into a mash.
4.  Mix the cauliflower mash with the arrowroot flour, garlic powder, avocado oil, and salt.  Taste the mixture and add in more garlic powder and salt to taste.  Mix into a springy dough.
5.  Use your hands to press the dough into a flat bread, place on some parchment paper, and bake i oven for 15 minutes.
6.  Let cool and serve.

Enjoy!!!   Let us know how it turns out for you.

I hope you have a very good weekend and I'll be back on Monday.

To your Health!


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tart Cherry Juice and Inflammation Update

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to revisit the previous blog on cherries as a treatment for inflammation.

I added Dynamic Health's Tart Cherry Juice Extract to my daily nutrition routine two weeks ago.

I take it at night right before going to sleep, and I have to report that I've slept better at night and I have experienced less stiffness and pain upon waking.  When I told my health care provider about this, she said that she had heard about its ability to relieve pain and inflammation and encouraged me to keep using it.  

Have you or anyone you know tried any form of cherries for pain and inflammation relief?  Let us know in comments or at  We'd love to hear from you.

To your Health!