In-Season Vegetable Garden Bowl

One of my favorite things about summer is that I can steer away from rigid meal planning and play with what's in season in the garden. Below is the recipe for a last minute meal I put together the other day with the harvest from Hoople Creek's CSA basket. This lovely basket of organic, in-season … Continue reading In-Season Vegetable Garden Bowl

Reducing Your Sugar Intake – Where Sugar is Hiding

Now that I am past the worst part of my sugar detox I thought I would share what I came across in Dr. Mark Hyman's book 'The Blood Sugar Solution'.  Dr. Hyman explains that sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine. I saw evidence of that the other day when my daughter, who has … Continue reading Reducing Your Sugar Intake – Where Sugar is Hiding

Salt Water at Sea – Sugar: The Anti-Nutrient

Naturopaths, eastern medicine doctors and nutritionists have been saying for decades that sugar is much more than calories. Sugar is considered an anti-nutrient as opposed to a food (which should nourish) because in the refining process all vitamins, minerals and proteins are removed from the plant’s original state as sugar cane or sugar beets. Just … Continue reading Salt Water at Sea – Sugar: The Anti-Nutrient

The Sugar Detox: Day 4 -7

Day 4: I experienced a lot less cravings today and my fatigue has greatly decreased. My sore throat is almost completely gone and my energy is also increasing. It is a relief to finally experience a feeling of wellness from the changes I have made. Day 5: Today is the first day that I feel … Continue reading The Sugar Detox: Day 4 -7

The Sugar Detox: Day 3

Today I experienced some pretty insane symptoms which if you read Day 1, you will know that I started out with a fairly optimistic attitude that I would not have any major symptoms. I am still feeling really irritable today and the fatigue is unbelievable. My first clue that something was off was when my … Continue reading The Sugar Detox: Day 3

The Sugar Detox: Day 2

I am a little surprised at how strong my sugar cravings were today. I felt like the entire day was being run by my appetite though I didn't succumb to my sweet tooth. If I felt hungry I ate avocados or sunflower butter. When we have sugar cravings, protein and fat is the best way … Continue reading The Sugar Detox: Day 2

The Sugar Detox: Day One

I felt really good about detoxing today. I was super excited. I gave Rog a list of groceries to kick start my detox yesterday. I basically followed the detox protocol that Sarah Wilson outlines in her book I Quit Sugar. She also developed adrenal issues and was diagnosed with Graves Disease (thyroid) as a result … Continue reading The Sugar Detox: Day One

Sugar: A Social Drug – The Detox Begins

My dear friend since childhood lovingly called me a health diva the other day when I told her I am trying to eliminate sugar from my diet. It seemed ridiculous even to me, considering anyone who has shared a meal with me knows I eat like a saint, but after my last doctor's appointment I … Continue reading Sugar: A Social Drug – The Detox Begins

Cleansing – An Inside Journey: Making the Most of It (Part 3)

Detoxing - The Journey (with bumps in the road) Chances are that most people who are curious about doing a liver cleanse are interested because they want to improve weight loss, clear up their skin or possibly alleviate symptoms of a physical ailment. What we don't expect or realize is that cleansing can be a … Continue reading Cleansing – An Inside Journey: Making the Most of It (Part 3)

How to Spring Clean Your Liver (Part 2)

The Liver - The Detox Process The liver detoxes in two phases. In Phase One, the harmful chemicals and toxins are converted into less harmful substances called 'free radicals'. Free radicals are unstable and can damage the body's cells. In order to make sure we eliminate these free radicals we need to make sure we … Continue reading How to Spring Clean Your Liver (Part 2)