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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Nature for the Mind, Body, and Soul

I am sure like me your life is very busy. You start your day running taking care of family, work, running your household, and keeping up with emails. Then you collapse into bed at night, try to shut off your brain so you can get some sleep and then get up to repeat the whole process all over again. Taking a daily timeout is very important for your mind, body, and soul. I can hear you saying, that is nice and all, but I don’t have time. Let me just say tough, if you don’t take time for yourself, it will be hard to be all you can be to others. Over time your… 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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Stop Taking Antibiotics for your Fungal Sinus Infections

You awake with that familiar foggy head, nasal stuffiness, thick nasal drainage, fatigue, your teeth hurt and your head is splitting. Oh no, another sinus infection. You make an appointment with your health care provider. You tell your provider, “I know I have another sinus infection. The only thing that will clear it up is an antibiotic. Nothing else works.”  Does this sound like you? Both you and your health care provider may be making a huge assumption that there is a bacterial cause to your sinus infection. In reality the root cause is very likely fungal. Taking an antibiotic will only mask the root cause and make a bad situation worse. Now certainly the cause could… Read More

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