4 Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green Tea

You can ingest Green Tea by drinking it from brewed tea bags, liquid extracts, or concentrated capsules or tablets. No matter what your budget or preference, it is easy to consume it daily to support your over all health. Here … Continue Reading…


Recipe: Gluten Free Banana Muffins

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

These muffins are so good! The pecans offer a nice alternative to almond flour recipes, although almond flour can be used. My daughter and I made these together and ate them for breakfast for a week! I buy bananas weekly … Continue Reading…

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You need a longterm daily strategy for building and keeping your energy.


Lack of energy goes beyond what you feel as “tired”. Low energy or fatigue affects our unconscious processes like digestion, circulation, and immune response. Every biological function is affected, and therefore so is our overall health. A longterm daily strategy … Continue Reading…


Questions for Melanie. Are you a Vegan, and how did you get your arms so toned?

After reposting the “trash the dress” photo shoot. I received a few similar questions from readers. I decided it was easiest to answer them in a post. I’ve seen you write posts about being Vegan. How long have you been … Continue Reading…


What is Vitamin D? Where do you get it? Could you be deficient?

Vitamin D

Did you know Vitamin D is not really a “vitamin”, it is more like a hormone. Our bodies produce it when the sun’s rays react with Cholesterol after being absorbed by your skin. So what happens when you avoid the sun, … Continue Reading…


Emerald City Salad. Wild rice, fennel, yellow pepper, red cabbage, parsley, kale, chard……

Emerald City Salad

This is one of my all-time favorite kale recipes, from my all-time favorite grocery store in Seattle, Puget Consumers Co-Op (PCC). It is wildly popular amongst Seattlites. If you are ever in the Seattle area you must check them out. … Continue Reading…


7 Interesting Good and Bad Bacteria Facts


1. Bacteria is the first organism we come in contact with at birth, before even taking our first breath. 2. There are 10x more bacteria in our body than there are human cells. 3. There are 150x more bacterial DNA … Continue Reading…


Need an altitude or attitude adjustment? How to fortify the body in times of stress.

The famous 40ft Maitreya Buddha (compassion) statue at Thiksey

Running up a few flights of stairs can leave me winded; bounding up endless flights of monastery stairs at 12,000 feet altitude is a whole ‘nother story. My husband and I lead tours to India, including the Tibetan plateau of Ladakh … Continue Reading…


Recipe: Mushroom Soup with Carrots and Butternut Squash

wild mushrooms

Mushrooms  are one of the most economical, readily available, and over looked super foods! We should all make an effort to include them in our daily diet! But here is the catch, for optimal nutritional benefit, they should be consumed … Continue Reading…


Red flag waived. Selling health.

Usually when bunches of people are asking you to sell the latest and greatest new product, a red flag should be waived. It is always about selling. That’s why you keep getting asked to “join the program”. And it is … Continue Reading…


Have you used a Fit Ball or Stability Ball before? We are sharing some great ways to use it!

Stability Ball

No excuses here! Whether the weather is cruddy, you are crunched for time, or a true multi-tasker at heart, using a fit ball/stability ball at home is awesome. Even if you don’t use it to work out, having it as … Continue Reading…


Smoothie Recipe: Green Mango Madness. Top seed players: Flax and Sea Buckthorn

Mango Smoothie

1/2 c Frozen Organic Mango Chunks 8 oz Almond Milk 2 oz Sea Buckthorn Puree 2 Tbsp Organic Milled Flax Seeds 1 serving Organic Wheat Grass Powder 1 serving Camu Camu Powder 1 serving Harmonized Vegan Protein 1 serving Green … Continue Reading…


Scent Ball Aromatherapy Diffuser – Video Demo

Many times people buy essential oils, use them for a while, then forget about them, or feel like they run out of ways to use them. On the other hand, we see television commercial after commercial advertising chemical based sprays, … Continue Reading…


Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil and Spelt Flour

Spelt Flour Cookies

These cookies come out so good. The combination of coconut oil and spelt flour is amazing! You can use an egg substitute in these with no problem. A gluten free flour blend would work as well. Spelt is an ancient … Continue Reading…


How do you choose a Wheatgrass, Wheat Grass, (or our version – WG) product?

Wheat Grass

There is quite a difference nutritionally and energetically between WG grown in trays and then juiced, vs. WG grown in the earth for a full growing season and then juiced. Even if you fortify the WG in the tray with vitamins … Continue Reading…