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Top 12 Health Benefits of Green Smoothies

Isn’t it amazing that Americans worry more about the gas we put in our cars than the food we put in our bodies? I’ve been getting healthy with a very simple health plan: I eat God’s food instead of man’s food. You can read Dr. Axe’s Healing Food Plan here. I’ve lost eight pounds in two weeks—and I eat a ... Read More »

A Hebraic Perspective on Peter’s Vision

  Originally Published 6/27/2011 Last updated 2/13/2013 For permissions to reprint, see below. Acts 10: 9 The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray. 10 And he became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance 11 and saw ... Read More »

Amazing Healthy 3 Bean Chili

Adapted from Allrecipes The Best Vegetarian Chili in the World My mother made wonderful chili. I’ve made her recipe for 30 years but (sorry mom) I like this chili better! Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1 packet Chili Seasons 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 green bell peppers, chopped 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped 3  tomatoes cubed 1 (15 ... Read More »

Make Your Greek Salad More Nutritious

Make your greek salad more nutritious by adding lots of veggies. This is our family favorite salad; we have it often. The ingredients vary as to what I have on hand. Greek Veggie Salad The minimum is romaine lettuce, raisins, and feta. Everything else is optional. No cooking unless you decide to add the asparagus. To make a full meal, ... Read More »

A Typical Gluten Free Day

Thanks to genetic engineering the wheat we eat today has four times the amount of gluten the wheat our grandparents ate—i.e., we are not eating the wheat God intended us to eat. Most people can benefit considerably from a gluten-free or reduced-gluten diet. Gluten and wheat are blamed for a variety of health problems, including depression, fatigue, weight gain and ... Read More »

SAD Killed my Daughter- Don’t Let it Kill Your Children!

My beautiful, amazing, delightful, daughter, Victoria was killed, this year , by a food addiction. It is my passion to pass along nutrition information to help prevent others from suffering this type tragedy. After many unsucessful  attempts at diet and exercise to lose weight, Victoria had laparoscopic weight loss surgery. A week after the surgery, her husband, Jim, was driving her to the hospital when ... Read More »

Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bites

I make a big pot of quinoa every week (it is critical to have prepared healthy foods on hand if you want to eat nutritiously!). I  scoop out one cup for this recipe for breakfast then I have the plenty left over with chicken or fish or vegtables for lunch or dinner all week. Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bites Ingredients 1 ... Read More »

Whole Food Plant-Based Diet Links

In the next 20 years over 50% of Americans will be diabetic and 44% will be obese.  Many children eat doughnuts, cookies, cupcakes and candy on a daily basis. Going through the fast-food drive-in is like getting an aneurysm to go—serious illness will occur as a direct result of the consumption of these foods. Change is critical. I’m pro any whole ... Read More »

Salt Sugar Fat, How the Food Giants Hooked Us

From a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the explosive story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic. Michael Moss reveals how companies use salt, sugar, and fat to addict us and, more important, how we can fight back. Every year, the average American eats thirty-three pounds of cheese ... Read More »

Herb Tea for Energy and Better Metabolism

I am making the switch from coffee to herbal tea. I’m drinking cumin, coriander, fennel tea daily (with a little berry herbal tea added). Studies show excess caffeine prevents our insides from absorbing all those vital nutrients from organic green smoothies and salads. Furthermore, tea is packed with bioflavanoids, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals that help ward off disease. Americans often miss out ... Read More »

Cheesy Cauliflower Broccoli Casserole

Adapted from Hungry Girl (Thank you) Ingredients 1 head cauliflower, chopped (about 5 cups raw) 1-2 broccoli chopped into florets (about 5 cups raw) 1 medium onion, chopped 4 wedges laughing cow light original swiss cheese, room temp 2 cup cottage cheese 1 cup shredded light cheddar cheese 3 eggs (whisked) Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Steam cauliflower, broccoli ... Read More »

Coconut Oil for Fat Loss and Energy

Want to burn fat, be focused and alert, energize up your workout? Have a few spoons of coconut oil every day. I put it  in coffee, oatmeal, mix with almond butter and cook with it. It also helps with digestion and absorption of nutrients. YES, LOSE WEIGHT. Google it. Thousands of testimonies online. It works; you feel fuller longer. Helps stop ... Read More »

HOLY COW! Does God Care About What We Eat?

HOLY COW! Does God Care About What We Eat? begins with the author’s attention-grabbing story personal story. The author was raised as a Jew but only discovers what the Bible really says about eating after she becomes a Christian. She shares the challenges she had to face when she tried to share her new found Bible truth to her husband. This ... Read More »

Do You Know What You Are Eating?

Have you seen the British show You Are What You Eat with Gillian McKeith? I love it. I tape each show with DVR  so I don’t miss an episode. Each week, Gillian marches into a family’s life and changes what they eat from fat and sugar to healthy, nutritious meals. She is not very polite  and does not hold back ... Read More »

Amazing Virgin Coconut Oil Secrets

Some time back, my sweet, health-conscious friend, Dolores,  told me about the benefits of coconut oil.  I bought a jar and put in on my shelf until I had time to find recipes to use it in. Then when my boys and I were sick  (Maybe strep throat) and  I looked up natural cures on the Internet, coconut oil came ... Read More »

Eating God's Way Facebook Group

I’ve started a Facebook Group titled Eating God’s Way for those who want to change their eating habits. Update: We are starting another 21 Day program June 5, 2011 for anyone wants to join in. You decide the eating plan. Anyone is welcome to join that wants to focus on eating a plant based, whole foods plan. We will begin ... Read More »

Prepare for Cold and Flu Season with Garlic

Garlic has powerful anti-viral, antibiotic and anti-fungal properties and  boosts the immune system. Researchers have compared the effectiveness of garlic with that of commercial prescription antibiotics and found  garlic can be more effective. Garlic: A natural antibiotic (American Chemical Society How to Eat Raw Garlic Make sure that you ALWAYS have food in your stomach before you start taking raw ... Read More »

Things My Doctor Didn't tell Me

The American medical system is among the best care the world for treating accidents, but ranks with the lowest  in the world for treatment of disease. We have higher rates of infant mortality, diabetes, heart disease, and other ills than many other developed countries. This week I received several test results from my primary care doctor (not my nutritionist/chiropractor), with ... Read More »

Which Foods to Buy: Organic Cheat-Sheet

The Environmental Working Group’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides identifies 12 fruits and vegetables with the highest levels of pesticide residues and the 15 with the lowest levels. I made this cheat sheet card to carry in my purse. Click image to download the PDF printable card (three size cards on one page). Choose a card size to laminate and carry to the grocery store. Read More »

Holy Cow: Does God Care What We Eat?

This simple-to-understand book uses basic hermeneutic principles to properly interpret what the Bible says about eating meat. Eagan is clear that our diets are not a salvation issue, while at the same time encouraging obedience to God’s Word. HOLY COW! Does God Care About What We Eat? begins with the author’s attention-grabbing personal story. The author was raised as a ... Read More »

God is Better than Google: Found a Christian Doctor

I don’t know why I’m always amazed how God answers my prayers. He always does and I’m always amazed. The Bible says we are not to receive counsel from the ungodly (Psalm 1:1)—however, most of us go to doctors without a clue of their spiritual condition. I prayed for a Christian doctor and  found Dr. Josh Axe. Dr. Josh Axe-Testimonials ... Read More »

Billions of Reasons to Take Probiotics

I began taking probiotics a few months ago to help with digestive problems. Probiotics, when translated, literally means “for life.” They are living microorganisms—“friendly” or “good” bacteria that, when consumed in sufficient numbers, can provide health benefits that go beyond basic nutrition. Yogurt contains probiotics. You can also take in pill or capsule form. If you want to get probiotics ... Read More »

7 Amazing Benefits of Fish Oil

Hubby and I have been taking Omega 3 fish oil tablets for years as recommended by our cardiologist. It makes perfect sense. Mankind was meant to live near the water and fish was to be a mainstay in our diets. Our American culture doesn’t have a habit of eating fish, which means that we don’t get enough omega-3 fatty acids. ... Read More »

Common Ingredient as Addictive as Cocaine

The number one source of calories in the American diet might cause obesity, high blood pressure, and a number of other common diseases. Fructose corn syrup isn’t natural. It’s been chemically altered to enhance its sweetness. And it certainly isn’t part of a healthy diet. High-fructose corn syrup is a common sweetener and preservative. High-fructose corn syrup is made by ... Read More »

Seven Reasons to Add More Beans to Your Diet

Beans are nearly the perfect food. They have an amazing nutrition track record. Beans are a super source of fiber and protein. You can’t say eating healthy is expensive when you’re talking beans because they are a bargai. And they are so versatile used in many different types of dishes. If you haven’t already begun to add a variety of ... Read More »

Ice Cravings are a Symptom of Anemia

If the photo above makes your mouth water, you may be anemic. I know when I’m anemic when I start craving ice (drives my DH crazy). I can put away some ice. When I am anemic I crunch non- stop all day long. I even get up in the middle of the night for a cup of ice. Every time ... Read More »

Achy? Tired? Overweight? Look to Vitamin D

Feeling achy? Tired? Having trouble loosing weight?  It could be a sign that you’re suffering from vitamin D deficiency. Studies now show most overweight people are deficient in Vitamin D. There is some evidence that vitamin D and/or dietary calcium may influence energy metabolism and body weight. Listen to Dr Mercola’s info on Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is related ... Read More »

Great Description of a Heart Attack

I had emergency open heart surgery at 52 years old. My left main artery (aka window maker) was 90% clogged. My only symptom — fatigue. I received via email and its worth passing on: I am an ER nurse and this is the best description of this event that I have ever heard. Please read, pay attention. FEMALE HEART ATTACKS ... Read More »