Body

When Life Hands You Lemons, Detox.

I don’t know about you, but I already feel the need to cleanse, and it’s only been Halloween. It’s not even Thanksgiving or Christmas yet. Uuugh. I’m already craving sugar like there’s no tomorrow. I wish I could say I want the more “healthy” kind of sugar like fig newtons and date logs. But NO. We’re talking… read more

My Journey to Health: Before, After and Beyond.

Well. We’ve reached the end of this series. (YAY! We did it!) We’ve made it through the good and the bad of my close-up encounter with cancer, and the ugly of losing my father. We’ve lived through the not-so-pretty parts of my tango with weight gain and migraines and miscarriage. We’ve re-visited the pain of infidelity and… read more

My Journey to Health: A Secret Revealed!

So here’s the skinny. I’ve covered all the topics that I said I would, including community and diet and forgiveness. I’ve talked about gratitude and sunshine and exercise. and how each one played a vital part in my path to health. I’ve been true and I’ve been honest. And it’s been good! I was going to… read more

My Journey to Health: Getting Fit.

Exercise. The very word conjured up negative images and unpleasant feelings for me. It made me feel sick, just thinking about how nauseous I would have to get, to work up a sweat (which was almost impossible for me, at the time!) much less to lose weight from it. It wasn’t that I was lazy,… read more

My Journey to Health: Vitamin D

I knew that sunshine gave me Vitamin D. I just didn’t know how important this vitamin was to my health, until I went to see a naturopath for the dehibilating depression that had kept me trapped inside my head and my home for too many months. I knew it was vital to the people at Oasis, who were battling cancer. Vitamin D was… read more

A Green Smoothie: The Goddess of All Drinks.

I first learned about the green smoothie seven years ago, when I was actively scouring the web for natural cures to my dad’s cancer. I stumbled across Victoria Boutenko’s website one day and tried out one of her green smoothie recipes. I was surprised at how delicious it was, and how energized I felt after just one glass.… read more

My Journey to Health: Changing Diet

I have always thought of myself as pretty healthy. I’ve never needed surgery, been obese, or even had a tooth cavity that I can remember. But “healthy” is relative. Especially in this fast food-obsessed culture that we live in. Is it healthy to eat a diet of low-fat yogurt and chicken breasts, but have frequent headaches? Is it healthy… read more

A Series on Health: And so it begins!

Lately I’ve been asked alot of questions about health, or how to be healthy. Which is funny, cuz I feel like in many ways, I’ve fallen off the bandwagon, myself. I’ve entertained more negative thoughts, skipped out on more exercise, and eaten more oreos than I care to admit. And yet, surprisingly enough, people still… read more