Bean Thread Noodles and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Bean Thread Noodle Stir Fry

This bean tread noodles recipe is loaded with vegetables, and the glass noodles make it a unique dish. Sometimes it’s nice to use something besides rice! Because you can customize the vegetables if you like, and the bean thread noodles … Continue Reading…


Burnt out? Fatigued? Exhausted? Prolonged exposure to stress can = “Adrenal Burnout”

Adrenal Burnout

According to the American Psychological Association, most Americans are suffering from moderate to high stress, with 44% reporting that their stress levels have increased over the past six years. When we experience excessive stress—whether from internal worry or external circumstance—a … Continue Reading…


Love Eleutherococcus. Adrenal exhaustion, no thank you. Mental and physical stamina, yes please!


We just did a post about one of Dr. Lauren’s favorite adaptogens. The more we talked about it, the more excited we got! Here are more buzz words on Eleutherococcus. You may have heard it called Siberian Ginseng in the … Continue Reading…


Book Review: The Complete Coconut Cookbook

Complete Coconut Cookbook Review

I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to read The Complete Coconut Cookbook written by Camilla V. Saulsbury. Not only are the recipes numerous and easy to follow, but Saulsbury provides a wealth of information on what I believe is one of … Continue Reading…


Cranberries and Banana Smoothie

Cranberries and Banana Smoothie

I like to use cranberries in smoothies year-round. Cranberries inhibit the ability of E. coli bacteria to adhere to the linings of the urinary tract, but have benefits that go far beyond urinary tract health. Cranberries contain a powerful cocktail of … Continue Reading…


Second Lives Club = Fashion Flash

Fashion Flash

Second Lives Club hosts Fashion Flash this week. Connect with experts in the field of life over forty! Continue Reading…


Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Homemade cranberry sauce

I love this homemade cranberry sauce for the holidays! The fresh ginger gives it a nice kick. If you do not have a cranberry mold, you can use an empty can. Just follow the instructions as normal, but instead of … Continue Reading…


Low-Fat Rant. Let’s clear up every last bit of confusion about fat, and get on with our healthy lives.

My Fat Rant

If you were heavily influenced by the 1980’s and early 90’s, I will cut you some slack in re-learning this, however, anyone born in the 80’s or later, you should know better. I know it is difficult to keep things … Continue Reading…

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DIY Greens Powder

DIY Greens Powder

Drying and crushing nutrient dense greens, such as spinach, kale and collards, into your own DIY greens powder, is a great way to add an extra boost of vitamins and minerals into your diet. It can be difficult, especially at … Continue Reading…


reCap Giveaway. Your mason jar solution!

Recap Giveaway

I have always been a mason jar fan. They are versatile and can be used for wet and dry goods storage, drinks, smoothies, and of course canning. The wide mouth openings of all sizes of mason jars make them easy … Continue Reading…


Holiday Vegan French Toast made with “Coconut Nog”

Holiday Vegan French Toast

This vegan french toast recipe uses coconut “nog” as one of the ingredients and is great for a December brunch. Continue Reading…


Enchilada Sauce Recipe

Enchilada Sauce

This is a terrific homemade enchilada sauce and tastes so much better than store bought! The chipotle peppers give it a nice, smoky flavor. A very nutritious sauce that will become your go-to enchilada sauce from now on. This was … Continue Reading…


Do you know what sea vegetables are? Are your iodine levels low? How is your metabolism?


I was surprised to hear one of my friends did not know what sea vegetables are. The subject came up when she told me her recent blood work showed that her iodine levels were a bit low. I know very … Continue Reading…


Cold sore remedies found at the health food store

Cold sore remedies

We have put together a shopping list of supplements you might want to buy from a health food store to discourage the appearance, and/or support the disappearance of your cold sore. Continue Reading…


Guest Post: Healthy Holiday Tips

Healthy Holiday Choices

It’s holiday time! How does that make you feel? Happy and excited? Or stressed and bloated? Holidays can be a challenging time, especially if you are struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Temptations abound. The pressure to meet holiday expectations … Continue Reading…