A couple friends have asked me about making pickles, so I’ve decided to do a post. I only prepare pickles once a year when those beautiful pickling cukes come out in mid to late summer. I make enough to last all year! If you haven’t heard about the health benefits of fermenting your veggies this… Read More Val’s Naturally Fermented Pickles
I finally took some pictures of my kraut-making process. I apologize for the amateurish photos, but I was by myself and up to my elbows in vegetables–nevertheless, I think you’ll get the idea. For anyone who believes their kitchen isn’t big enough, this will show you that it IS possible, even if you live… Read More Val’s Naturally Fermented Veggies
A friend recently asked me if I would be willing to do an interview about the health benefits of coconut oil. So, here it is! If you are curious about why coconut oil is such a “superfood,” I invite you to tune in. The interview is about a 25-minutes. To listen: CLICK HERE to listen to our… Read More Interview with Molly: Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
I had a very interesting consult yesterday with a new doc, as my former doc is leaving the Hirsch Clinic for Integrative Medicine. This was a “transition” appointment that I expected to be a non-event…was I ever wrong! My new doc (actually, she’s a PA) is Anne Rhody. Anne has been caring for my mother… Read More MTHFR…WTF??
I recently completed a two-part training for Harmony Hill’s health web seminar series. It’s about the Paleo diet, although just as in my book, I cover a variety of nutrition issues that apply to everyone–Paleo types or otherwise. You can obtain more in-depth information from Mercola.com, and of course from my book. In this class,… Read More Free Online Class: PALEO PLUS
Last Sunday, I began coughing. Very unusual for me, as I never seem to have any lung issues. And it wasn’t just a cough… my chest hurt with each cough. I had been unusually tired for a couple days also, but I attributed that to being kept up by my ailing elderly cat… a story… Read More How I Won My Influenza Battle of 2014