The Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system is a key immune response, responsible for dealing with inflammation and detoxifying your body from some 3 pounds of toxins each year. As the lymph system breaks down waste products it also recycles usable materials so that the body can use them for growth and repair.

“Regulating Rhythm” UFZC Round Table Presentation

Various forms of rhythm have been found to provide a regulating effect for the nervous system. Epilepsy, ADD/ADHD, Autism, Sensory Processing Dysfunction, and stuttering are a few of the ailments that show a disruption in the normal rhythms of the nervous system.The use of rhythm may provide therapeutic benefits for individuals who are challenged with these conditions. […]

Natural Remedies for Sore Throat & Congestion

A friend called me recently, wondering what would suggest for a sore throat and congestion. It was the middle of the night, so she was limited to what could be purchased over the counter, or what she already had on hand. When it comes to being sick, I try to start with the gentlest approach, and then […]

Gluten & Sugar Free Avocado Key Lime Pie

Ingredients For the crust: 1/2 cup figs or dates, chopped 1 1/2 cups almond meal 3/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut 1/4 cup nuts, chopped (I used pecans) 2 TB coconut flour 1/4 tsp salt 3 TB melted butter 1-2 TB honey 1 tsp vanilla For the filling: Zest from 3 limes 1/2 cup fresh lime […]

A Little Local Love

I came across two fun new favorites this week, a song and a book series, and they both turned out to be created by local Utahns. So this is a highlight showing a little local love. The first new favorite was introduced to us by the Halloween house down the street. It plays music in time […]

DIY Naked Salve Recipe

I wanted a creamy feeling salve for dry skin in a dry climate, but it couldn’t feel greasy or tacky on the skin for too long, and it had to have a good glide since I wanted to use it for foot zoning also. Beginner level: The basic ratio to make any salve is 1 […]

Garlic Mushroom Pasta

Sometimes you just need a fast dinner that isn’t full of processed ingredients and preservatives. Sometimes you just want light, simple meal that satisfies your palate. This recipe fits the bill for both those situations. Even my young teenager can prepare it, and it tastes good. With simple ingredients like garlic, fresh mushrooms, and parmesan […]

Simple Tofu Stir-fry

My children are funny; one of their favorite foods is tofu. I didn’t even know what tofu was for sure until I had a roommate in college who ate it. I certainly wouldn’t have picked it as one of my top foods. However, they like it, and they will both eat some pretty healthy foods […]

Cream of Broccoli Soup

When I was a growing up, my mom used to make Cream of Broccoli Soup on cold winter days. As a child, I was NOT excited to eat it, but once I left home, I used to search out good Cream of Broccoli soups on cold days or when I missed home. I finally got the recipe […]