6 Effective Real Food Habits for Healthful Living

Science, industry, and government have complicated our food.  Food is intended to be simple and pleasurable.  Instead, we rely on specific food movements to tell us how and what to eat.  Based on the statistics for obesity, high blood pressure, and chronic diseases, our Western diet has failed us.  Sadly, in most of America, pharmacies…

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8 Powerful Ways to Foster Gratitude in Kids

When did you last see genuine gratitude in kids?  Was it Christmas or a birthday? For me, it was a few years ago beneath the scorching Caribbean sun when my family and I delivered gifts from an American church to a fledgling Haitian orphanage.  Our ramshackle Land Rover traveled off the beaten path to deliver…

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Wholesome Chocolate Banana Smoothie (Whole30 Compliant)

The goal in real food eating is to find recipes that use clean ingredients.  My daughter, who is my partner in kitchen creations, and I blended this scrumptious wholesome chocolate banana smoothie (Whole30 compliant/vegan/GF) that is packed with ingredients plucked from nature.  The typical smoothie offered at a restaurant can be a bit deceiving.  Most…

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Equipping Daughters For a Dark, Grey World

  The blockbuster sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, which the marketing masterminds in the film industry release on pre-Valentines weekend, will once again deliver a colossal contradiction to our culture with such sublime subtlety that, if we are not vigilant, it will slither its way into our households, schools, churches, and places of employment, regardless of whether…

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Whole30 Meal Plan for One Week

The former editor of America’s Test Kitchen (ATK), Christopher Kimball declares, “I hate the idea that cooking should be a celebration or a party. Cooking is about putting food on the table night after night, and there isn’t anything glamorous about it.”  Kimball may not have designed a Whole30 meal plan, but after decades of…

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How to Get Started With the Whole30 Challenge 2017

The Whole30 program is just the beginning of your journey into healthful living. Everyone who embarks on a new journey experiences a level of apprehension.  Intentional planning will eliminate some of the distress.  If you were to climb Mount Everest, there would be specific steps you would take to ensure a safe, well-planned adventure.  Although…

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