I love tea and as some of you know, I make my own tea called Clovelly Tea (and a few others are coming). So I recently happened upon a little shop in the Crestwood Shops' area of Kansas City called Tea Market and was thrilled with my new discovery. It turned out to be much… Continue reading Discover the "Tea Market"
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
(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
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
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
(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
Fruit and vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. They are low in calories and nutrient dense. By focusing on eating the recommended daily amount of at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables and it will naturally fill you up and help you cut back on unhealthy foods. A serving is half… Continue reading 4 Ways to Add More Fruit & Vegetables to Your Diet
We know that fruits and vegetables are good for us. We know that fresh produce may reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer, while also helping to manage our weight. But according to the CDC, we aren’t getting enough of either. That’s why both juicing and blending have become so popular – both… Continue reading Juicing vs. Blending: Which Is Better for Us?
Our Merman Jay Fickess is back and sharing insights on how natural remedies can help ease depression. If you are burdened with depression or know someone who is, you know that its effects can be seriously debilitating. Estimates are that depression is the second leading cause of disability in the United States. The disease is… Continue reading Natural Remedies That Can Help Ease Depression
Note: “Merman” Jay Fickess continues the series we started about "Food as Medicine," focusing on the incredible mushroom. In our post "Food As Medicine," I wrote about why we eat the foods we do and the choices we make in light of the perspective that food provides nutrients that either help or hinder the functioning… Continue reading Dancing in the Fairy Ring: Mushrooms Misunderstood