Gluten-ury Century

I can’t think of a nicer way to walk in the door from work and the aroma of a crock pot meal not only filling the house, but it’s healthy and ready to eat!  This kitchen gem is filled with 6 hour and 8 hour cook plans for the crock, so weekend or not, you can find something in Judith Finlayson’s “The Healthy Slow Cooker” second edition. 

It’s packed with easy to read and follow recipes, color images, detailed descriptions and an added plus are “Mindful Morsels” which are some suggestions of what to add.  There’s also over 135 Gluten-Free recipes and then some recipes that have a Vegan Alternative.  Just flip through, pick something and you’ll enjoy creating your healthy meal and find yourself learning about what you are eating in the Natural Wonders section.

Enhance The Flavor!

1649 to present day, they have to be doing something right…quality!

Brew it slow, might just be the key to these healthy and delicious products; Marukan Soy Dressing, Rice Vinegar & Sudachi Marinade that enhance so many meals we eat.

Whether it’s Chicken, Fish, Beef or your salad, the fine authentic rice vinegar enhances the natural flavors. Most stores that carry these delicious dressings and marinades will have it in a specialty Asian Food Section or wherever fine vinegars are sold, so be on the look out.

You should also know that when you visit their website;, you can see their long history of events such as becoming certified Organic, Non-GMO verified and yes, Kosher Certified. They also provide some very healthy recipes.

It’s fit for the Imperial Palace, I’m sure your home will enjoy it to!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s SUPERFOOD!

Take charge, take a quiz, count calories, buy a juicer!

Do it all with The 2-Day Superfood Cleanse book by Robin Westen.  There’s healthy recipes inside that are easy, quick prep time and a step program to positive thinking as well as suggestions like; Keep A Journal, Temptations, Meditation and many more common sense topics.

Use this book as a handbook and with a pinch of discovery and a dash of willpower, you’ll be on your way to healthier and happier living.

Make a plan, with the help of Robin Westen and keep on track with your plan and if you go off the rails a bit, it’s okay, don’t panic, embrace where you are with your plans.  Then try flipping through The 2-Day Superfood Cleanse and maybe flip over to page 119 and do as Ben Franklin did, rise early and start a new day; healthy, wealthy and wise!

You Need a Plan!

It’s good to have some essentials for staying healthy as part of a plan!

The New York Times No. 1 bestseller, “The Daniel Plan,” is co-authored by Pastor Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman and details a healthy lifestyle program based on five essential principles of food, fitness, focus, faith and friends. 

The program was developed and originated at Warren’s Saddleback Church in 2011 and within the first year more than 15,000 church members collectively lost more than 250,000 pounds while experiencing decreases in health issues and stress and increases in spiritual growth and energy.

The Daniel Plan is not a diet, but rather a new way to live.  As a companion to the book, the authors joined with The Daniel Plan Signature Chefs, Sally Cameron, Jenny Ross and Robert Sturm to release “The Daniel Plan Cookbook,” which provides delicious, healthy recipes that are packed with benefits for one’s body.

Written by Kristin U. Cole

Chaga, Chaga, Shroom!

I think I can, I think I can…feel great with some of the world’s best secret and superfood; an antioxidant treat in nondairy, plain and creamy Chunks.  A functional raw food that is sweetened with raw honey, vitamins, protein and fiber.  When you think about where it comes from, nature, and the wild source of minerals, it truly is a biological force.  Think about a mighty oak tree, and having some of those very nutrients that keep that tree growing for generations and you can munch on some ChagaChunks and feel mighty.

How do you top feeling mighty, with an immune boost ChagaMax.


How about a spot of tea?  Tea time with ChagaBlack that is loaded with Vitamins, antioxidants, wild rose hips and more of our strong nature, birch bark. The flavor is a burst of wild forest with every sip.  Makes for a great coffee substitute if you can make that first step!

To learn more about these products visit:

For more information about Chaga Mushrooms, view this incredible video hosted by  
Health Expert, Bryce Wylde

TCBY Smooth!

TCBY’s fro-yos are creamy, tasteful and delicious. If I had to give it a star rating, it would be five stars. The new Silk Vanilla Almond flavor is delightful. The hint of almonds with vanilla makes a great combination, but adding a few toppings such as almonds, hints of chocolate, and strawberries makes it amazing.

The portion of one cup is large enough to share, if you are willing to, or to feel completely satisfied if you don’t share. Service was very friendly and kind enough to guide me through the flavors and toppings they had so that I could get the most out of my experience with fro-yos at TCBY. They got me hooked with the Silk Vanilla Almond flavor, which marks the difference from almost any other frozen yogurt shop. I will definitely be back for more!

Written & Reviewed by Betsy Badell

Allergist Wishes on Valentine’s Day!

Dr. Clifford Bassett, leading NYC allergist wishes everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Candy can often be colored by artificial dyes so make sure to read the labels carefully. In rare instances foods with certain red colored dyes (i.e. laden with red dye # 40) can cause an allergic reaction.  Try naturally colored and flavored to be safe.

  • Other candies that are colored red may be composed of carmine, a red dye from crushed beetles and has been shown rarely in some studies to cause a variety of allergic reactions.  You want to try to avoid seeing this name on your labels.
  • Chewy candies may contain gelatin that makes the texture we taste in many gummy candies.  Gelatin is actually sourced from various body parts of cows and pigs, so those with meat allergies need to be aware.
  • Certain sweets, candies and snacks may be labeled food glaze or confectioner’s glaze, which provide a shiny consistency seen in jelly beans and even candy corn.  This can be made from certain insects (when it is labeled as “shellac”) as well as beeswax.
  • Cookies, pies, and cakes may often contain milk, flour, nuts, egg and chewing gum base.  Chewing gum may also at times contain casein, a cow’s milk protein.  Egg coating often imparts a shiny appearance on many bakery or dessert items. Always ask for a list of ingredients if you are sensitive to milk, wheat, egg, soy and nuts before your next bite.

Lastly if you have had unpleasant, possibly allergic reactions to wine, you may be sulfite-sensitive so look for sulfite-free variety wine!

Kidney Cleanse!

Cleansing has arisen as one of the latest trends, not only in the world of diets, but health in general. Cleanses have been developed for different organs, but none have been properly developed for one’s kidneys. The kidneys are essential to the body because they carry out the function of removing waste products from the blood and regulating the water fluid levels. Many people tend to overlook their kidneys as a vital organ until something is seriously wrong with them. In her book “The Miracle Kidney Cleanse,” Lauren Felts explains that  once she after she started addressing the kidney holistically, the rest of her body system began to fall into place and chronic symptoms started to reverse themselves, and so many of the nasty ailments that seem to plague many of us dissipated

“The Miracle Kidney Cleanse” is different than other approaches because it integrates both Western and Eastern methods of medical practice that find true health resolutions. The cleanse is very gentle and has been designed to work with all body types and health states. Lauren Felt’s book  gives step-by-step instructions and recommendations that are very easy to follow. “The Miracle Kidney Cleanse” includes the kidney cleanse food plan, designed to last for 28 days.  The all-natural, food-based cleansing techniques will help your body increase its ability to detoxify itself. Additionally, for those who want a more permanent healthy change, the author has added lifestyle practices to accompany the cleanse.  “The world is changing, becoming more toxic, and the human body, as miraculous and fined-tuned as it is, was just not built for this type of this environment,” Lauren Felts says. We all need to take care of our bodies. This book can be used whether you are suffering from a chronic disease or are in perfect health. So if you want to feel healthy overall, this cleanse is for you!

By Akunna Ibe

Smooth Cleansing!

With the power of leafy greens, cleanse your body in a healthy way that doesn’t leave you hungry or unsatisfied. “Green Smoothie Cleanse” is a step by step program that maximizes the nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants into easy to drink shakes that also taste great too! Spinach and Chocolate or Mustard Greens Curry are delicious alternatives to plain and boring vegetables.

If you are looking for a transformation, “Green Smoothie Cleanse” will provide you with “superfoods” that will make eating healthier a true pleasure. It will encourage weight loss, detox, clearer skin, stronger immunities and an increase in energy that is noticeable throughout the day. Go out and get your copy in book stores today!

by Nicholas Messina

Surviving Ovarian Cancer

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow.  If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. –Gail Sheehy

Betsy Horn shares an encouraging story of reflection, rebirth, forgiveness and wellness in her book “A Little Touch of Cancer and How it Made Me Well.” The story is based on her personal life experiences and how surviving ovarian cancer lead her to understand that to be completely healthy she needed to make positive changes in her life.

Betsy shares how Traditional Chinese Medicine helped her better understand the connection between the body, mind and spirit and how to apply that knowledge to bloom into a healthier woman.  After moving from her cosmopolitan life in Manhattan to the more peaceful countryside, Betsy had more time to truly sit and reflect on her life.  She came to recognize that letting go of a traumatic past through forgiveness was essential to turn negative feelings into positive ones for a healthier mind and spirit. She also gives insight to different therapies and techniques of holistic medicine that transformed her life for better. “I had become an elder, gaining wisdom and a richer approach to living, as well as a stronger sense of my own identity” (Betsy Horn).

In a portion of the book called, “Betsy’s Toolbox,” she offers detailed information on her health routines, how they work and why they work cialis pris. Some of her methods include:

  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Health and Wellness Support Team
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Meditation
  • Emotions and Homeostatic Balance
  • Exercise
  • Life Balance
  • Yoga

For more details on Betsy Horn’s book or on the techniques she uses to maintain a healthier body, mind and spirit you may visit her website,

Written by: Betsy Badell

*Also enjoy one of Betsy Horn’s recipes:

World’s Best Smoothie Recipe

The world’s best smoothie is a moveable feast, if it is as organic and natural as possible! Many people don’t have the time to prepare the fabulous five portions of veggies necessary each day for health but this recipe does the trick!

1 Scoop Gruvolo’s Premium Greens (24 cal.) – Equivalent to 6 portions

1 Packet Eveliza/Alen, an organic, cereal compound (60 cal.), 5 grams protein, or other protein powder

½ avocado

½ banana

1 apple or pear, blueberries (whatever is in the kitchen)

1 small handful of nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, pignoli*)

1-2 cups ‘good’ water, unsweetened almond, soy or hemp milk

1 scoop chia seeds

1 tbsp. Udo’s evening primrose or favorite oil (optional)

1 scoop spirulina powder

1 shake each of cinnamon and/or turmeric

1 dropper green tea extract

1 dropper Wellness Herbal Resistance Extract from Source Natural

1 dropper Sea Buckthorn Oil

1 drop grapefruit seed extract**


Place all ingredients into blender (I love the Vita Mix’s power, as it doesn’t strip the ingredients of texture) and let it rip!

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