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I hope to enjoy a long and happy life and do my best to be healthy into my old age. There are just so many things to do, see and experience! Years ago, somehow I got the idea that maybe, if I took really good care of myself, it might be possible to live to 100 AND still be able to do cartwheels on the beach. Now, every time I go to the beach, I make sure to do cartwheels and handstands because it’s fun, and to make sure I still can. I’m 36 now and as of last month, I still can. We will see if I can keep it up for the next 64 years! Today I indulged my curiosity and found this video of a 91 year old woman doing cartwheels and much more. There is hope!!!!!

One thing I know will help me reach my silly goal, is having healthy, strong bones. Today I am going to first share some important information and then share tips of what you can do to keep your bones healthy and strong, and prevent osteopenia and osteoporosis.

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, it is estimated that 1...

     You have probably noticed by now that Kombucha is everywhere! At least it is in Central Oregon. I remember the first time I had Kombucha. It was at the Port Townsend, WA Farmers Market where I was selling my handmade glass beads and jewelry. My friend Rainie had a food booth and we traded a necklace for credit at her both. That summer I started many Saturday mornings with her delicious quiche, sauteed greens (usually Kale) and a large glass of her homemade Kombucha. I had never heard of Kombucha before, but knew I enjoyed the taste and felt great after my breakfasts. Now I know much more about Kombucha and it’s health benefits and even enjoy making it myself. It’s really so easy!

      Kombucha is an effervescent health drink made by fermenting tea and sugar with the help of a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts). The first recorded use of Kombucha, then known as “The Tea of Immortality”, was in China in 221 BC. Since then it’s use has spread across the...

February 16, 2017

    

      Weight loss is a goal for many people who seek out help from Nutritional Therapy. If you experience unwanted weight gain and the inability to lose it, it may be a sign of underlying imbalances that need to be addressed. As they are addressed, balance is restored and your body can let go of the weight as it sees fit. Trust your body. It always does the best for you with what it has in every moment. It’s trying to keep you alive and well.

     One very common example of an underlying imbalance that may need to be addressed for weight loss to occur is blood sugar regulation imbalance. This kind of imbalance is often due to eating an excessive amount of refined carbohydrates and not enough healthy fats and protein. This blog post gives an in depth explanation.

     Another example of why your body might not want to shed the excess pounds is because it is trying to protect you. One place our bodies store toxins is in our fat tissues....

September 2, 2016

We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat”. More accurately, we are what we eat, and are able to digest and assimilate. If we aren’t digesting properly, we aren’t getting all the nutrients from our food. Improper digestion can be the beginning of all sorts of health problems. 70-80% of our immune system is located along our digestive tract, so healthy digestion supports a healthy immune system too.

Did you know that when functioning optimally our stomachs produce hydrochloric acid (HCL)? It sounds a little scary, but HCL is really important to healthy digestion. It helps digest proteins in food, kill unwanted bacteria (which are little proteins) and even helps us be able to use important minerals like calcium. Many people don’t produce enough HCL due to stress, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, or even excess consumption of refined carbohydrates.

Here are some easy and inexpensive things you can do to aid digestion:

Relax. Take a moment before you eat to take a breath, sit do...

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