Family, Health, Nutrition

How to Build a Balanced Plant Based Diet – Part One

Time and time again, inquiring minds ask, how can I assure I am getting all that I need while consuming a plant based diet? This includes macronutrients, micronutrients, fats, etc. I think one challenge that most of us have is that although we know the truth (at least somewhat) about what types of food we… Continue reading How to Build a Balanced Plant Based Diet – Part One

Family, Health, Nutrition, Oxidative Stress, Parenting

5 Natural Tips for Staying Healthy During Flu Season

Photo courtesy of Monica Myers via FREEIMAGES (The links contained in this post will open in a new tab.)I debated writing this post... Why? Because I didn't want to jinx myself and my family! But I know what I have to share is valuable to everyone, so here we are. AND I am confident that we… Continue reading 5 Natural Tips for Staying Healthy During Flu Season

Nutrition, Uncategorized

Protein – How Much Do We Need and What is the Best Source?

How much protein do we need on a plant based, vegan or vegetarian diet/lifestyle? What type of protein is best? Is animal protein healthier than plant protein? All these questions and more are answered here.

Family, Nutrition, Travel, Uncategorized

10 Healthy Snacks You Can Take on the Go

On the go? Road trip? Busy schedule? Whatever the case may be, here are 10 healthy snacks that are easy to take with you. They're even vegan friendly, and toddler approved!

Nutrition, Oxidative Stress, Skin

Nutrition and Skin Health

What is affecting how our skin looks, and even how it feels? The food we eat. Some people are blessed with beautiful skin, no matter what they eat. I am not one of those people.

Nutrition, Parenting

PB Transition – Part 1

Health shouldn't be hard, nor should it take the backseat to all other routines in our lives. Here are a few tips that have helped us along, and I will cover more in my next post. I'll also include a couple new recipes, such as a quick, yet filling salad. It's perfect for summer, and a great dish to bring to a potluck or BBQ.

Oxidative Stress

Antioxidants

"Free radicals are associated with human DISEASE, including CANCER, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, ALZHEIMER'S disease, PARKINSON'S disease and MANY others."

Travel

New Seat, please!

This past weekend I had to travel for work. Let me tell you, by the time Sunday comes, I cannot wait to go home!  As I waited for my flight, everything started off great, I met a nice woman who was also flying to Reno. We had great conversation about her family. She has five… Continue reading New Seat, please!

Nutrition

Pour Some Sugar on Me

What kind of sweetener do you use? Recently, this question has come up to me a lot. While sugar alcohols seem to have more advantages than disadvantages, you still want to recognize what your body is trying to tell you. - no calories - no spike in blood sugar - doesn't cause tooth decay 🔸… Continue reading Pour Some Sugar on Me