4 Roots of Optimum Wellness

There are four essential parts to being healthy: Diet, Exercise, Sleep & Attitude.

Vitae Elixxir Healing Herbs

A proprietary combination of ten disease-fighting herbs used for more than 40 years and helping thousands of people with serious health issues.

Books by Author & Health Coach Chris Pedersen

In a world of adventure and imagination, kids’ books in print and digital that encourage a healthy lifestyle.

6 Tips to Lose Weight

Don’t count calories—take a serious look at the food you want to eat, then ask, ”Is this something that will give my body good health?”

Monday, August 29, 2011

Lemon Dressing Recipe

I love using lemons in recipes. It adds a nice fresh tang and lots of nutrients. Lemons are also very alkalizing in the body (to be healthy, you want your body to be alkaline).

This dressing recipe comes from Hallelujah Acres. As with all dressings, it's easy to prepare. Why buy store-bought with all the extra ingredients when you can make it fresh in a few minutes.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Why You Need Digestive Enzymes

Sixty to seventy million people in the U.S. are affected by digestive disorders each year, adding to higher medical costs. Over the counter and prescription digestive aids are big sellers for those seeking relief from stomach bloating and upset, gas and irregular bowel activity (from constipation to diarrhea).

Everyone has experienced digestive disorders at some time or another. It's typically a sign that food is not being properly digested. And if food isn't digested, you don't get the nutrients the food is supposed to provide.

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Best Guacamole Recipe

Everybody loooooves guacamole! It's very easy to make... yes, it is. I typically whip up a batch several times a week and so can you. Here is my secret, easy and delicious recipe for making The Best Guacamole.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Farmageddon ~ The Movie

In El Dorado County, California, the Marshall, Gold Trail and Pleasant Valley Granges will be showing the movie Farmageddon. This powerful film documents the war being waged on America's small farmers by our government. Americans’ right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities, but were forced to stop, sometimes through violent action, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies.

Monday, August 15, 2011

White Bean Tuna Salad Recipe

I have another winning salad modified from Kalyn's Kitchen. I've made this salad twice now and everyone who tastes it loves it. It's packed with protein and flavor. I added radishes to Kalyn's recipe and made a few minor adjustments. The added crunch of the radishes is a great contrast to the tuna and beans. I also used cilantro instead of parsley. You can use whatever is your favorite.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Demystifying Acid vs. Alkaline

So why should I be concerned about foods that make my body acidic?

Does that mean I shouldn't eat oranges or lemons?

What's this acid vs alkaline thing all about anyway?

It's likely the last time you heard the word pH was in high school chemistry and it set your head spinning. You've probably never heard that your body's pH level is important for good health. So let me try to make the subject clear for you.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Clairemont Salad Recipe

My grand-nephew, Cyrus, turned two recently and his Nana (my sister-in-law) brought a salad to his birthday party that everyone raved about. If you like cabbage and slaws, you'll love Clairemont Salad. The little ones (at least some of them) even ate it. Marion (aka Nana) agreed to give us the recipe and now I share it with you.

Friday, August 5, 2011

8 Tips To Lose Your Gut

Rock Man at Tamarack Lake, CA
Rather than show you an ugly picture of belly fat or the flat stomach of a twenty-year-old... I bring you Rock Man. He spouts wisdom to help you lose that gut you're tired of feeling around your middle. Maybe you're not interested in getting a rock-hard stomach (although it's easy to attain... right, Rock Man?), but you'd like to get rid of that roll. Read on.

Building muscle, losing fat, and improving overall health is dependent on one very important hormone—insulin. Follow these tips to control your insulin and lose that fat!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Eating Weeds and Loving It!?

I blame it all on Kalyn Denny @ Kalyn's Kitchen. She posted this beautiful and delicious Mediterranean Lettuce Salad with purslane in it. I read purslane and thought, Where have I heard of that before? Kalyn went on to say it was the healthiest food in the world... really? Turns out its rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, a fat we need to survive. Reading more I realized I heard of this plant in reference to gardening. It's one of many pesky weeds that tend to invade our gardens and landscape. Seems to grow everywhere uninvited.