What is Kefir?

Have you heard of Kefir and its reported health benefits? I have to admit, until recently, I did not have a clear understanding of what Kefir was, other than I knew it contained beneficial bacteria. Kefir is made from fermented milk with Kefir grains or a bacterial/yeast fermentation starter. It originated in the Caucasus Mountains around 3,000 BC. The fermented Kefir contains a mixture of good bacteria and yeast cultures. Commonly found good bacteria contained within Kefir includes Lactobacillus caucasius, Bifidobacterium, and Saccharomyces Kefir. Kefir can be made from cow’s milk, goat’s milk, coconut milk, and almond milk. So if you are lactose intolerant you have several options available. All of which contain probiotic benefits. However during… Read More

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Are Genetically Modified Foods Putting Your Health at Risk?

Did you know that the majority of the foods you are eating today have been genetically modified, (better known as GMO’s)? Did you also know that our government does not feel it is necessary for food to be labeled as being genetically modified? Do you think you have a right to know? I do. Genetically modified foods were introduced into our food in the last twenty years. Nearly ninety percent of corn, soybeans, and sugar beets are genetically modified. It is estimated that three out of four foods are genetically modified. Many European countries have already banned GMO’s, but our own Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states they are not harmful. In fact, as far back as… Read More

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Seeds 4 Change: A Path to Health and Healing

I HAVE BIG NEWS! SEEDS 4 CHANGE BOOK RELEASE I am so excited! My book “Seeds 4 Change: A Path to Health and Healing” is finally available for you to order. This moment has been much anticipated. “Seeds 4 Change” was designed to address many of the factors that are at the root of poor health and disease and to help you find your own path to health and healing. By doing so you can plant the seed to change and transform your life. All of us have a calling or purpose in life, mine has been to work as a healer and teacher. It has been through my work as… Read More

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Why Does Gut Health Matter?

Can your digestive system or gut, as it is often referred to, be a reflection of your overall health?  It most certainly can be and likely is.  Good health starts with stress management and a healthy digestive system.  Eating the wrong foods devoid of good nutrition will play havoc with your health.  It is just a matter of when.  Much of our food today has been genetically modified, laced in pesticides, and then is further altered into packaged foods full of preservatives and chemicals.  Sadly, when you look at many food labels today there are many things on the ingredient list that you can’t pronounce and belong in a chemistry… Read More

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Who Should Be Taking Vitamin D3?

Some of you have inquired about Vitamin D3, so I thought I would go into detail about some of its benefits and who should be taking Vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is one vitamin most of us should be taking. Why is that?  Because there is a significantly large amount of research that shows that most of us have low vitamin D levels and that vitamin D has many protective health benefits. It has been known for some time that vitamin D is important to strong bones and teeth. But did you know that low vitamin D levels have been linked to several chronic diseases including multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, heart disease, asthma, depression, arthritis, diabetes,… Read More

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