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FALL ReFlections

Personally, I do more life reflection when hiking in the fall than hiking at any other time of the year. The obviously related references to change, end of the year, … Continue reading

October 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

The HIKE at Ha Ha Tonka

The JEWEL of Lake of the Ozarks Hike with me in the beautiful Ha Ha Tonka State Park. It is a jewel in central Missouri and shouldn’t be missed if … Continue reading

May 25, 2022 · 1 Comment


“Inflammation is the process that provokes the destruction of intracellular fatty acids in an effort to balance trauma”. INFLAMMATION IS A NECESSARY PART OF THE HEALING PROCESS!      Injury causes … Continue reading

June 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Build Your Immunity Naturally

Your immune system is vast and complex. It includes white blood cells, probiotic bacteria in the colon, the spleen, the thymus, the tonsils, bone marrow, liver, and lymphatic system. It … Continue reading

March 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Fermenting 101

Fermentation simply refers to an ancient technique and preservation method that naturally alters the chemistry of foods thereby producing beneficial probiotics as well as abundant enzymes that are linked to … Continue reading

February 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Soul Hike; Heal Body and Soul

  As an alternative health care professional, I have always looked to prevention and health maintenance over taking drugs for symptoms.  In my capacity as a wellness coach, I’ve guided … Continue reading

October 26, 2019 · 1 Comment

Colored Glasses

Studies have shown that when color is introduced to the human system it causes cellular and hormonal changes thus bringing the cells into synchronization or balance with the color. How … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Summer Trip

Hello my friends, It has been awhile since my last update.  Since the first of July I have traveled over 5000 miles in my car!  All the traveling, visiting and varying of … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Pituitary Gland

The pituitary gland is a tiny gland located at the base of the brain. It is about the size of a pea and is located between the optic nerves. The … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Belief Becomes Your Biology

When we evaluate health choices, we cannot ignore the immense influence OUR BELIEFS have on body function.   Thrive Coach also addresses client stress.  Tools are provided to help clients … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tryptophan Deficiency

The main function of tryptophan is as a building block in protein synthesis (helps the body produce its own proteins). Dietary deficiency of tryptophan may cause the symptoms characteristic of … Continue reading

December 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Short Days of Winter and Vitamin D

Do you tend to hibernate in the winter?  The sun sets (around 5:00 p.m.) and you no longer walk the park after dinner or run as many errands as you would … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tis the Season for a Mini Re-Set

I am acutely aware of how easily an “event” can derail a healthy diet plan.  And here we are, moving into the season of MANY EVENTS!  I have personally designated … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Feeding Your Body Through Cancer Therapies

Jayson and Mira Calton, authors of The Micronutrient Miracle report: “According to the USDA published statistics, more than 96% of Americans are not reaching adequate intakes of micronutrients from food … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rookie Uprising

There seems to be an uprising in the ranks of my rookies.  “BUT, I still don’t know what to eat!” has almost become the rookie MANTRA.  I want you all … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Heal Your Body with ACV

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  Who hasn’t heard this wise advice?  Apples are high in fiber and pectin making them a perfect detoxifying food.  They are rich … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Surviving the Summer Holidays

It seems there is never a good time to begin eating healthy.  We all know the pitfalls of trying to eat healthy during the winter holidays.  The summer time, with … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Procreation-To Bring Forth A New Generation

The current generation of child bearing age adults is experiencing the most difficult time procreating than any generation previously.  A full 33% of couples desiring children must seek medical intervention … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beets, Beets Good For The Heart

Raw beets are nutritional powerhouses, containing high levels of fiber, the right kinds of natural sugars, and an impressive amount of carotenoids and antioxidants which help protect against heart disease … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

The 21st Century Mommy

Today’s  parents, despite being raised in the “convenience” paradigm, are much more aware of the hazardous eating habits of past generations.  They are wanting and willing to go back to … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment


All chocolate is made from Cacao Beans (also known as Cocoa Beans). Raw and organic cacao powder is prepared by cold-pressing cacao beans to yield a decadent, antioxidant-rich powder.  Because … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Benefits of Kombucha, A Fermented Tea Beverage

The ancient Chinese called this tonic the “Immortal Health Elixir”.  Kombucha is made from sweetened tea that’s been fermented by a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (S.C.O.B.Y.), a.k.a. “mother” … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Building Stomach Acid

Optimal digestion depends upon food being doused with a healthy amount of stomach acid or hydrochloric acid (HCL) when it gets to the stomach.  Without HCL, the digestion of protein, … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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