Confession of a Coconut Hater

My dear wife, who loves coconut, found a grade and source of coconut that contains the health benefits without the taste or smell that I do not like. I now use a teaspoon of this oil in my first cup of coffee. . . . → Read More: Confession of a Coconut Hater

Watermelon and its Rind, Both Beneficial

Watermelon is a summer picnic/get together staple but did you know that it has amazing health benefits in both its delicious flesh as well as in the rind? Watermelon and its rind are excellent sources of vitamins A and C and are high in lycopene, a powerful anti oxidant and citrulline, an amino acid that is converted by the body into another amino acid called arginine. . . . → Read More: Watermelon and its Rind, Both Beneficial

Risks of GMOs

“Everyone eats; everyone is affected. The increase in several diseases in North America may be due to the profound changes in our diet. The most radical change occurred a little over a decade ago when genetically modified (GM)crops were introduced. Their influence on health has been largely ignored, but recent studies show serious problems. . . . → Read More: Risks of GMOs

“Z” is for ZZZZZZZZZ

You also probably have your favorite foods you think will help you have a good night sleep. Do you have a reason for them or are they just something that has worked for you? There is probably a valid reason they work. . . . → Read More: “Z” is for ZZZZZZZZZ


One cup of strawberries contains over 13% of the RDA of dietary fiber, yet only 43 calories. The dietary fiber in strawberries helps to keep digestion regular, as well as lowers blood pressure and curbs overeating. . . . → Read More: “S”trawberries


Our loves pies and cakes and other desserts made with rhubarb, but what are the health benefits to eating rhubarb? . . . → Read More: “R”hubarb


“Chop up a raw onion and cover it with honey (manuka honey is even better) and let it stand for four or five hours. It makes an excellent cough syrup and is wonderfully soothing for an inflamed throat.” Lynley Kempthorne: . . . → Read More: “O”nion

Are we what we eat?

I have been feeling stressed, negative and frustrated and by changing my diet, I might be able to think clearly and process the stress better and not let it affect me so greatly. . . . → Read More: Are we what we eat?

Super Freekeh!

Last week we had a new salad at my work ( I work at a local grocery store in the service deli).  This salad incorporated Freekeh.  Since we introduced it, we have had lots of “what is freekeh” questions from both staff and guests.  I had no answer so I did some research.

Freekeh is . . . → Read More: Super Freekeh!

“K” is for …..

If “I” is for Iodine and “J” is for Jicama then

 “K” is for Kohlrabi and even more …


Health benefits of Kohlrabi (Knol-khol)

Mildly sweet, succulent kohlrabi is notably rich in vitamins and dietary fiber; however, it has only 27 calories per 100 g, a negligible amount of fat, . . . → Read More: “K” is for …..