5 Ways to Naturally Increase Your Energy Level

1. Check your Vitamin D level (“25 hydroxy-vitamin D”) At least 50% of people today seem to be low. Aim for having your level approximately in the middle of the reference range (not at the lower end), and see how you feel. Supplementation may be needed; choose a quality product that uses Vitamin D3. 2. […]

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5 Foods to Avoid to Improve Your Health & Eliminate a Variety of Troublesome Symptoms

1. Sugars, in all its many forms (white, brown, raw, corn syrup, rice syrup, maple syrup, molasses, honey) This includes foods and beverages to which these sugars were added – check your labels! In the beverage category, look at sodas, fruit juice drinks, powdered lemonades, sweetened wine and alcohol beverages. With foods, of course anything […]

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5 Ways to Naturally Treat Constipation

1. Drink more water There’s a rough formula to follow in order to fulfill your body’s daily requirement for water. Take half of your body weight, as expressed in pounds, and drink that number of ounces of water each day. For example, someone who weighs 160lbs should drink a minimum of 80oz (2.5quarts) of water […]

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Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice dating back thousands of years. When the oil used is coconut oil, its special antimicrobial properties result in a very effective technique, although good quality sunflower or sesame oil can also be used. The high lauric content of coconut oil makes it an especially strong inhibitor of a […]

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Josh’s Organic Spicy Veggie Curry

Josh is a close friend of one of my sons. He is a very accomplished trumpet player – Principal Trumpet with the Hong Kong Philharmonic! He made this dish when several of us were in Amsterdam over the New Year’s holiday. It was yummy and so satisfying! Truly nourishing andy tasty – doesn’t get much […]

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How Can I Get Enough Calcium if I’m not Eating Dairy?

Dairy (milk products) is a problematic category of food for many people these days. I frequently advise no dairy to my new clients. After some length of time, if they’ve been following a health (and GI tract) healing program, they are often fine with some carefully selected dairy products. While they are avoiding dairy, however, […]

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The purpose of food

The main functions of food are to provide us with energy, and to provide all the cells of the body with the many nutrients that they need in order to perform the multitude of tasks that are necessary each day. In this short video, I discuss the different categories of food – such as macro-nutrients […]

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How to plan for a pregnancy

Health issues of the mother should be addressed months before she conceives. The state of health and nourishment of the mother is extremely important to the state of health of the growing and developing baby. Her diet and her exposure to environmental toxins affect the baby as much, or more so, than they affect her. […]

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Nutrient-Dense Sunny Side Up Eggs with Veggies

There are lots of variations to this egg dish, depending upon what you have in your refrigerator, and takes only 5-10 minutes to prepare. If you are in the habit of keeping some of these nutritious foods as staple items in your kitchen, this is a no-brainer for taste and nutrition and convenience! Eggs are […]

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Natural, non-toxic mosquito repellents

With the summer months fast approaching in some of our countries, thoughts (usually unhappy) often occur around the topic of mosquitoes. In order to avoid the potent chemicals in most of the commercial mosquito repellents, in this short video, I offer some suggestions for natural, homemade products and other tips to repel those nasty critters […]

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