Musings, stories, and info on good health

Meet Berkey. He Cleans Water.

It's time for spring cleaning! Not just our houses, but our bodies too. I've had "cleansing" on my mind for a while now, and I've been thinking about ways we can support ourselves, aside from the food we eat. One big way is through the water we drink. "Berkey" is a brand name for a [...]

What’s a Detox, and Why Should I Do One?

Two common questions I'm often asked are: "What do you mean by detox?" and "Why should I do one?" What's a detox? A detox is a period of time in which you give your body a break. A break from what? A break from the foods that doesn't serve it for optimum health. You probably know the [...]

Sinfully Delicious Flatbread Pizza

Nutritious food that tastes like earthy compost or feels like chewing cardboard will never find a long-term home in your pantry or on your dinner plates (no many how many benefits)! Instead, healthy and nutritious food should be infused with flavor and eaten with joy! Today, I'm sharing an simple recipe that makes my mouth water [...]

Gift Yourself Some Time. A Whole Year’s Worth.

"What if you gave yourself a year?" I recently heard this comment on a podcast. It was in reference to how we often feel the urgency to make changes in a new year, yet when we make too many big changes too fast, we find ourselves unable to stick with any change at all. The [...]

A Delicious “Better-For-You” Holiday Cookie

Flourless, gluten-free, low(ish) sugar, vegan* It’s that time of year when we’re faced with holiday goodies every time we turn around. Most holiday treats lack nutrients and are amped up with scary amounts sugar. For example, according to MyFitnessPal, two homemade frosted sugar cookies contain about 108 grams of sugar (see nutrition facts below). Since chronic servings [...]

Are You Holding Onto Holiday Stress?

This past summer, I moved into an "old-new" home: "old," in that I once lived in this house before and "new," in that it's been renovated inside and out since I last lived here. (The "why"—behind how I lived here, then I didn't, and now I do—is a long story, better reserved for another day.) A [...]