Food as Medicine, Land & SEAsoning

Soups and Casseroles for Compassion

I miss the Sunday Social Suppers (pre-pandemic) where as a health coach, I hosted presenters and information on better self care. A supper for attendees as provided  in which almost every course (including dessert) either utilized  my Midwest Mermaid Muse Land & SEAsoning with additional seaweed/and or mushrooms to show the great variety of ways these… Continue reading Soups and Casseroles for Compassion

Food as Medicine, Inspirations, Land & SEAsoning

The Midwest Mermaid Muse Gets Inspired in Mexico!

Sometimes cleaning closets and organizing for better efficiency and better sleeping at night means simplifying and elimination of what is not working and giving greater energy to the things that are working in your home and in your life.   My date at the beach ("Jaime") I also met people who helped me turn my “on”… Continue reading The Midwest Mermaid Muse Gets Inspired in Mexico!

Food as Medicine, Health, Herbs, Land & SEAsoning, Recipes, Spices

Now’s the Time to Tune-Up Your Immune System

With Fall being here rather suddenly with the latest record-breaking snow arrival, the need to build our immunity through various ways can help us keep balanced. If we do catch a cold or a flu of some kind, the symptoms can be usually reduced by good preparation. Personally, since my husband Jim and I have… Continue reading Now’s the Time to Tune-Up Your Immune System

Food as Medicine

Acrid, Spicy & Pungent. Prevention and Treatment Tools for Lungs and The Immune System

Andrea Beaman, HHC, AADP, Herbalist (www.andreabeaman.com)  and internationally renown health and nutrition coach/chef offered a special online class on April 8, and I want to introduce you to some of her suggestions.   By focusing on ingredients from the kitchen, she demonstrated foods, even regular kitchen herbs that can help heal/remedy viral infections or prepare… Continue reading Acrid, Spicy & Pungent. Prevention and Treatment Tools for Lungs and The Immune System

Food as Medicine, Superfoods

Giving Chocolate Some Love

Valentine's Day is about love. And in this day and age, we tend to express our love through gifts. And the most popular gift on this day is chocolate. But you don’t have to save chocolate just for Valentine’s Day – scientific studies have shown that a bite of dark chocolate (milk and white chocolate… Continue reading Giving Chocolate Some Love

Food as Medicine, Health, Herbs

Insights from Ojai Part 2: Community Garden Tour

(Note: Part 1 of our adventure is covered in the previous blog, "Wellness and Beauty Insights from Ojai") The Ojai Herbal Symposium had a few optional choices for herbal use/applications. Ruth chose to do the Herbal Walk just a few miles away from the Theosophy center where most of the classes were held. We shared… Continue reading Insights from Ojai Part 2: Community Garden Tour

Events, Food as Medicine, Herbs, Wellness & Beauty

Wellness and Beauty Insights from Ojai

Kathleen Note:  This blog was primarily written by my friend Ruth Redenbaugh. Ruth and I recently attended the 2019 Ojai Herbal Symposium in California ("The Wisdom of the Body") and we wanted to share some of our learnings and a few adventures with you! My friend Ruth is left, I'm on the right Best Laid… Continue reading Wellness and Beauty Insights from Ojai

Food as Medicine, Health, Toola for Success, Uncategorized

8 Ways to Limit Your Intake of Processed Foods

According to most nutrition experts, the key to an overall healthy diet is to limit your intake of "ultra-processed" foods. We all know this, but it’s so easy not to do it. Unfortunately, they make up about 60% of total calories and contribute 90% of calories from added sugars. We also all know that we… Continue reading 8 Ways to Limit Your Intake of Processed Foods

Food as Medicine, Toola for Success, Uncategorized

Practice “Mindful Mouthful” Eating

(November, 2019 Health Tip) “Mindful Mouthful” is not a new expression. The L.A. Times did an article called “Being Mindful of Each Mouthful” over fifteen years ago. Doctors, nutritionists and dieticians have talked about mindfulness when you eat. There’s a store/bakery in Canada named “The Mindful Mouthful” who provide customers, food with a purpose. We… Continue reading Practice “Mindful Mouthful” Eating