(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
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
What promotes our efforts to look and feel good and what undercuts our efforts? What are these dream destroyers that undercut our real goal of improving ourselves or maintaining our recent past improvements? Is it our attitudes or our outlook on change? One deterrent is perfectionism, the other is fear. These two traits can then… Continue reading Look Good. Feel Good.
I take Land & SEAsonings with us when my husband Jim and I travel for business or pleasure around the world. We often stay at Airbnb's, and while we eat out a lot to indulge in the local food, I often whip something up to eat for us, and having my Land & SEAsoning spice… Continue reading Staying and Eating Healthy Around the World!
Did you know that a reasonably inactive adult loses approximately 2 litres of water a day through breath, sweat and urine? All drinks, apart from alcohol count toward making up this amount including tea and coffee – and more than a third of our water comes from our food. You may require more fluid if… Continue reading Hungry? Drink Some Water First.
According to Harvard Public Health, 54% of U.S. adults report drinking coffee daily. If you are among this coffee drinking group, make sure to pay close attention to what is added to your morning brew. Many consumers and coffee-chains are serving up drinks loaded with extra calories, fat, sugar, and preservatives. Here are some easy… Continue reading Give Your Coffee a Boost and Make it a Little Healthier
As a health coach, I am constantly reminded of our own need for exploring our own individual personalized journey for a better health wellness and beauty. About 7-8 months ago my husband, Jim, was going through normal follow-up testing to see if he had any reoccurring prostate cancer. His cancer was addressed with the… Continue reading Sharing A Personal Journey
Reducing your use of animal products is getting easier with more fortified and nutritious plant-based foods available. The right plant-based foods can be excellent sources of protein and other nutrients, often with fewer calories than animal products. The following healthy, plant-based foods are just 10 of our favorites having a high-protein content per serving. We… Continue reading 10 High-Protein Plant-Based Foods
Ahhh, summer…home-grown tomatoes, corn-on-the-cob and fresh lemonade. From a cold glass of lemonade at a cook-out, to a quick cup from your friendly neighborhood lemonade stand, this drink has been satisfying both young and old in a variety of settings for years, with summer serving as its most popular time to consume to quench your… Continue reading The Many Benefits of Lemonade
We ran across this article from Eating Well and just had to share highlights of it and add it to this month’s Health Tips due to its relevance to the season. Growing a few things in your garden or in containers on your deck will not only perk up your recipes with tomatoes, peppers, herbs,… Continue reading Health Benefits of Gardening