Paleo Diet Basics

I explored the vegan diet in the past and all the animal right’s issues that go along with eating meat. So it’s going to seem drastic for me to talk about the paleo diet today! At first glance, they seem to be completely opposite.

Mixed greens with raspberries and walnuts


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There’s No Place Like Om

Meditation means “a cessation of the thought process.”  Mediation masters from India have been known to regulate their autonomic functions such as heart rate while in a meditative state.

In Goa, India – a great place to be at peace with nature

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9 Foods for Radiant Skin

Eating foods that help you detoxify, support your immune system, and cut down on inflammation are a great way to support healthy radiant skin. As always, I believe eating a variety of fresh organic whole foods is the way to go. Here are some great foods to eat for skin health and why they work!

Citrus fruits contain vitamin C which helps you produce collagen. Collagen forms the basic structure of skin, helping prevent sagging.
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Tina’s 7 Tips for a Healthier Life

I chose seven tips you can easily fit in to your busy life to work toward a healthier you.

Drink plenty of water after waking. Your body is busy detoxifying while you sleep, so help it out by flushing those toxins away. Drinking water before you eat will also help you feel fuller and eat less. Sometimes we mistake thirst for hunger and eat more when we are dehydrated.

Warm lemon water

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Greek Secrets to Longevity

I am fascinated with learning about other cultures. I especially like to know about foods they eat and medical practices they use. I recently browsed through a book called Blue Zones by Dan Buettner, a longevity expert, where he discussed pockets in the world where there are higher than average number of people over the age of 100 Continue reading

3 Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil – antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, what can’t it do? But isn’t saturated fat bad for you? Not in its natural form it’s not! If you study people of tropical climates who have a high intake of coconut oil, it’s easy to see the amazing health benefits Continue reading

Candida… More Than a Yeast Infection

When I was in the hospital for meningitis a few weeks ago, I got some heavy duty antibiotics thrown at me until they could rule out bacterial meningitis. This caused me to get thrush – a yeast infection in my mouth. Last year when I went through chemo, I also got thrush. Seems like whenever my normal flora is disrupted, I get some nasty yeast that creeps up – could I have a candida problem? Continue reading