The Joys and Adventure of Home Brewed Kombucha Tea

fermenting 024Our family loves drinking kombucha, a delicious fermented tea. This refreshing drink can be used as a daily health tonic and it has been found to be a powerful aid in healing several diseases. Kombucha contains vitamins B and C, probiotics, glucuronic acid and amino acids, which assist in digestion and detoxification of the liver. It is low in sugar and calories, containing approximately 2 grams of sugar in 8 ounces of unflavored tea.  While store bought GT Kombucha is delicious, healthy and convenient, it can become costly if large quantities are consumed. Continue reading

How Aggressive are Your Student’s College Vaccination Policies?

th (49)University policies on vaccination requirements vary greatly. When preparing to send your child to college, it is wise to investigate your university’s vaccine regulations in order to be best prepared. For those parents who want to limit or avoid vaccinations, arming oneself with this knowledge can prove to be especially important. Continue reading

How To Eat Organic in the Holy Land

Our Favorite Tel Aviv Juicer

Our Favorite Tel Aviv Juicer

Recently, I had the amazing opportunity to spend 3 weeks touring Israel with my family. I also spent one day visiting the sites of Petra in Jordan.

With my transition to a nutrient dense, organic diet, an important question arose for me. How would I enjoy my travels while also eating well in the holy land?  I asked some of my friends, who are more frequent visitors to Israel,  and I also used my trusted friend “google”. I found a gluten free Israel FB group and joined, since one family member is gluten free.  Because one daughter, who we met in Israel,  had spent several months in Tel Aviv prior to my trip, I also had the advantage of her on site research and knowledge of good sources of food. Continue reading

Taco Salad

One of our family’s favorite meals is taco salad. Using grass fed hamburger meat and home068 made taco seasoning, this is a delicious and healthy dinner or lunch. It is also fairly quick to make, so works well after a day at work when time is limited or whenever an easy, delicious and nutritious meal is desired. Check out Grass Fed Meat to learn more about the many health benefits of this nutritious food.
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Delicious Grain Free Coconut Macaroon Cookies

189This cookie is a favorite for the Jewish holiday of Passover because it is grain free and grains are restricted during this festival. Macaroons are delicious to eat all year round, when one desires a lighter dessert. The egg whites provide protein and the coconut provides other nutrients. I have experimented with different recipes over the years and have settled on this one for a perfect and satisfying cookie every time! I use higher nutrient ingredients to increase its nutrition profile.  Continue reading

Yummy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

225Mint chocolate chip ice cream is a favorite dessert in our house and super easy to make. Using an ice cream maker, one simply mixes the ingredients, pours them into the maker and in 30 minutes delicious home made ice cream is ready to enjoy. It can be fun to make with guests present, so they can witness the ice cream in the making. With high quality ingredients, this dessert can provide many added nutrients, including vitamins A, D and K2 from the cream. Continue reading

Delicious and Nutritious Deviled eggs

Deviled eggs are great for a brunch, appetizers, breakfast or snacks.  It is great as a changedeviled eggs of pace from hard boiled eggs. Deviled eggs can be grabbed as an easy to go food when in a hurry. My recipe below is quite simple, but delicious and nutritious. For years I was afraid of eggs with all of the misinformation about how cholesterol in eggs are so unhealthy. Now, I embrace eggs and eat as many as I like, both raw and cooked in different forms. Continue reading

Nutritious and Delicious “Fast Foods”

January 2015 231The argument against nutritious foods is often the time it takes to prepare them. What if there were fast foods that were easy to prepare, nutritious and delicious? What follows are ideas and recipes for fast, nourishing and mouth watering foods. Continue reading

The Healing Powers of Low Dose Naltrexone for Multiple Diseases

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALose dose naltrexone, an alternative use of the FDA approved drug naltrexone, has been proven to be a low cost, safe treatment for a wide range of illnesses. Impressive clinical case studies and research support the use of LDN to treat Multiple Sclerosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Fybromyalgia, cancer and AIDs. The number of diseases successfully treated with LDN has grown substantially in the last several years, to include most neurological and nervous system disorders. Continue reading