Category Archives: Tips from the Traditional Cook

Conscious Autosuggestion:
How to Reset Your Negative Thought Patterns

For those of you already acquainted with the idea of “autosuggestion,” this blog post may be old news. On the other hand, it may be a good opportunity to pass this on to someone who is sick, unsuccessful, and/or depressed. If you’re not familiar with autosuggestion but still identify with these negative emotions, I invite […]

Staying Youthful Longer:
A New Approach to “Shape Your Face”

Who among us wouldn’t want to look more youthful or have a more beautiful smile? Well, maybe I’ve found a bit of the fountain of youth, and you can too in just a few easy steps. So let me introduce you to a product that can teach you some effective facial movement exercises. I will […]

Castor Oil Packs:
Amazing Healing Energy

I have known about castor oil packs for as long as I can remember, and I’ve used them from time to time. However, I never knew the real story of castor oil—until I encountered in my pile of new but unread health books a bright purple cover with a title that was just too intriguing […]

No Bile, No Poop!
Truer Words Were Never Spoken

Sometimes solving a mystery takes you down interesting rabbit holes—or even worse, up steep, mountainous terrain. What am I talking about? The real cause of severe constipation. So severe that you are lucky to have one, yes one, small bowel movement weekly, and sometimes not even that! Based on the analysis of four major surveys, […]

The Egg Scare Continues!
Let’s Get the Facts Straight

For years, that boogey man cholesterol has been convincing many of us to never eat eggs, especially yolks. This phenomenon carries on even after many studies have come out assuring us that our fear of cholesterol is based on nothing more than a myth. Yes, the cholesterol myth still exists. After a recent and somewhat […]

Healing with Gemstones:
Fact or Fiction?

When all is said and done, everything in the universe is energy. Even a seemingly dead old rock emanates its own energy! There is not a single thing I have studied that lacks this powerful ability to affect change in our bodies, our minds, and, yes, even the very spirit that dwells within us. In […]

Tattoo Think-Through:
The Dangers to Your Health and Body

I recently read an article about a beautiful young girl who honored her father by having 90 percent of her body tattooed! It was quite a sight to see her photos, and I had one of those gasping “oh no” moments. I wonder how she’ll feel about them later in her life and how many […]

Unexplained Fatigue:
Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Gone?

In the words of Samuel Butler, “Life is one long process of getting tired.” Maybe Mr. Butler was experiencing unexplained fatigue when he wrote his famous quote. This phenomenon is no stranger for many of us. I’ve experienced it myself and worked with many clients who have as well. They’ve come to me and simply […]

Help, I Have GERD!
A Tale of Two Sphincters

According to MarketWatch.com, “The global Antacids market was 6120 million US$ in 2018 and is expected to be 6460 million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 0.7% between 2019 and 2025.” An impressive number, especially when you consider that all these sales are meant to reduce or eliminate a key […]

Demystifying the Mitochondria:
Must Know Facts About Cellular Health

As a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation, I’m privy to a wonderful publication called Wise Traditions. This quarterly journal delves into nutrient dense foods as well as health issues discussed by top-rated doctors, scientists, and other holistically minded people. It’s easy to read and absorb, and one of the things I like best […]

The Proverbial Milkshake:
Improving One of America’s Favorite Treats

I suppose that the majority of my readers would shamelessly admit that they’ve enjoyed many, many milkshakes in their lifetime. I too am guilty. (Smile) As a matter of fact, milkshakes are one of my favorite childhood memories. I especially remember the fun of going to the corner drugstore with my girlfriends to sip on […]

The Dream State:
The Physical, the Emotional, the Prophetic

Do you dream often? And if you do, are you aware of what, why, and how your dreams happen? In recent months I’ve experienced some disturbing occurrences in my life, and I noticed that my dream state became much more active than I can ever remember. I’m even having the same dreams and similar dreams […]

The Vanilla Queen:
An Entrepreneur Par Excellence

I recently wrote a fun blog post titled “Baking Better Cookies” in which I offered some healthier cookie recipes for my readers. Many (if not all of them) called for vanilla as one of the ingredients, but since I’m not one of those weekly cookie bakers, I was stunned when I shopped for a bottle […]

Homeopathy for Dummies:
The Fundamentals

In many of my articles I strive to cover alternative modalities that may provide a healing impact—or, sometimes, even an actual cure. However, I’m primarily trained as a nutritionist, and I’ve guided my clients on the basic human need to eat highly nutrient dense foods and augment what may be missing (even from good diets) […]

All Veggie Meals—Twice A Week:
How They Can Prevent Serious Illness

It’s unfortunate that we live and learn rather than learn and live! This is exactly what I wrote about in my recent blog post “Visualize Total Healing.” I have since recognized that although there may be a genetic component to my serious health condition (glaucoma), the diagnosis nevertheless brought me to a new understanding of […]

Visualize Total Healing:
What You Think Is What You Get!

As a naturalist, I’m always looking for ways to stay away from Western medicine, even if that means I have to be my own guinea pig out of fear of allopathic drugs and their side effects, which, as basic research shows, can be devastating. Additionally, ongoing visits to medical doctors often involve high copays and […]

Baking Better Cookies:
Yummy Holiday Temptations!

If you’re anything like me and wait till the last minute to give meaningful, but not so very expensive, holiday gifts, this blog post is for you! Looking back at my Christmas shopping last year, I was in a real dilemma when it came to finding special but relatively inexpensive gifts for the people I […]

Let’s Talk About Facial Nutrition:
Want to Look Forever Young?

During a sit with a sick friend, one of the first things she did was apologize, saying, “How awful I must look. My wrinkles are so obvious without my makeup!” It genuinely took me by surprise. No doubt we all look a little drawn when we’re ill, but it goes to prove that most of […]

Important Stuff About Cheese:
What You Don’t Know Matters!

In my world there’s one thing that I budget for throughout the year and order in quantity, with substantial thought about when I place my order and who I place my order with, and that thing is cheese. Now, you might ask, why all the hoopla just to get cheese? Well, I want to be […]

Ice Cream Toxicity:
Is Your Brand Fake or Real?

Is there a more satisfying food on a hot summer day than ice cream? The pleasantly cold, creamy, and velvety smooth mouthfeel of an ice cream cone or a bowl piled high with two or more scoops of our favorite flavors is pure joy. Oh! Yum, yum, yum. Hopefully, many of you can identify with […]