Category Archives: Tips from the Traditional Cook

The Phenomenal Cranberry:
Just in Time for the Holidays!

Despite this difficult year with the disruptive coronavirus and the suspense of the nation, we are nevertheless headed toward our most special and beloved holidays: Thanksgiving, followed by Hannukah and Christmas, and then New Year’s Day. The sadness and shock we’ve all experienced this year is not quite over, yet Father Time turns our attention […]

How Minerals Can Change Your Mood:
Targeted Nutrition for Your Broody Brain

How many of us think that moodiness is simply part of our personality? It seems that we are reared with this myth, unfortunately blaming it on poor Aunt Jane or another of our family members who were also moody. Sound familiar? Allow me to set the record straight and dismiss the notion that moodiness is […]

What Keeps You Warm?
Maintaining Warmth for a Sick-Free Winter

As October is the start of cold weather for a good portion of the country, I’ve been getting requests from readers asking how to avoid that annoying winter cold. (And in this particular year, I’ve also been getting questions on how to avoid the dreaded coronavirus!) For starters, I recommend that you make every possible […]

Mighty Microgreens:
A Powerhouse of Nutrition and Cancer Prevention

I write about nutrition and cook with many different foods. Sometimes, food still brings about new and beautiful discoveries. I researched microgreens for my latest cooking ventures, and I was totally stunned to learn not only about their nutritional value but also the many ways you can use them. I stuffed these tiny, wondrous shoots […]

Mmm…Sunday Morning Brunch:
10 Special Recipes for Special Times

I’m old school in that I believe Sundays are very special and we should observe them as such. Not only does the Old Testament command that we observe a day of rest (Exodus 20:8), but it is also a scientific fact that resting one day out of the week is essential. In a blog post […]

Are You Depressed or Disappointed?
Similar but Very Different Conditions

The number of people taking dangerous antidepressant drugs in this country is simply staggering. This article does a good job of explaining this problem (emphasis mine): “The number of Americans who say they’ve taken an antidepressant over the past month rose by 65 percent between 1999 and 2014, a new government survey finds. By 2014, […]

Lowering Carbs:
What You Can Expect &
Why Keto-Cycling Is Better than Straight Keto

I recently pondered the idea of going on a full keto diet, and it was for the one and only purpose that most people try keto—losing weight! But did you know that this diet was never intended for weight loss? As this article published by AFPA Fitness explains, the keto diet originally started out as […]

Super Healthy and Highly Digestible:
Quick, Nutrient-Dense Summer Meals

I recently attempted to accomplish two of my summer cooking goals: 1) keep a cool kitchen and 2) reduce food preparation time. To this end, I decided that would eat a light breakfast. For lunch, I would have a handful of crispy nuts (which you can learn about in my Cook Your Way to Wellness […]

The Colors in Your Life:
How Different Colors Affect Your Mood and Health

One the more interesting things about our humanness is our preference for this color or that color. In some cases this is such an absolute must that we won’t wear a gift if it’s not the right color. For some, buying a car is as big of a deal as buying a home because they […]

Your Spine, Your Emotions:
Why Emotions Have Everything to Do with Your Spine

It is unfortunate that the average person knows very little about the intricate makeup of the spinal column and the vertebra. But if you incur a spinal injury, it can impact your health in many ways. Paralysis, numbness, and severe pain are just the tip of iceberg. Oh, and you can even die or be […]

Varicose Veins and Hemorrhoid Hassles:
How to Naturally End the Annoyance

As a semiretired health practitioner, I was recently able to give one of my close friends the name of a symptom-relieving supplement that could ease the discomfort of her annoying varicose veins—a condition that started after the birth of her third child and got worse with each consecutive pregnancy. (While my friend was grateful for […]

Aftermath of the Pandemic:
Lessons Learned & Going Forward

By the time this article goes public, some positive changes will have been made for getting our nation back to normal—or, at the very least, a semblance of normality. It is now late May, and the warm spring weather is more than welcome after the harsh reality of everything that transpired over the cold winter […]

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 […]