It isn’t because I was scared of the squish. This was going to be my first mammogram. Since I’m getting close to 40 and because my mom was bugging me lovingly encouraging me to get one a couple of weeks ago, I set up an appointment to get my first mammogram. My appointment was scheduled […]
This post gives you an easy way to make a healthy snack, and I get to show off my chickens’ amazing talents for producing delicious little nuggets of nutrition. Hard-boiling eggs can be a pain in the butt. You have to be very careful not to overcook them or get that grey ring around the yolk, […]
Eating high quality, healthy, whole, real food is pretty easy when you’re home all day. You have access to your refrigerator, your stove top, your grill, all your spices and seasonings, homemade condiments, and you have the time to cook. But what about those times when you’re not home? What about the people who have to eat […]
When sunlight hits our skin, our bodies manufacture vitamin D. “The Sunshine Vitamin” is an essential nutrient that our body needs to function. Before I tell you why we need vitamin D, I want to share some information that you might not know: -UVB rays are the rays that the body uses to make vitamin D. UVA […]
The health of the mouth reflects the health of the body. Before I changed my lifestyle and started eating better, my mouth wasn’t very healthy. I’m a teacher, and I had bad breath. All the time. When a student needed help, I would get pretty close, look at their work, and help them figure out […]
So, what’s the big deal with grass-fed beef? It’s more expensive, and isn’t a cow just a cow? If it tastes good, why should I care what it ate? Isn’t this just some yuppie fad? Well, all steaks are not created equal. There is a big difference between eating grass-fed beef from a pasture […]
Hi, I’m Susan. This blog was started for two reasons. First, I want to help people get healthier and happier. I hope to do that by sharing both my experiences and my nutritional expertise. I have three autoimmune diseases, and living a lifestyle to reverse them can be difficult, but worthwhile. Secondly, one of the most challenging aspects of this lifestyle for me is minimizing all the stresses of daily life. Writing is therapeutic for me, and hopefully reading will be therapeutic for you.