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Here you will find numerous articles from me on the various way you can Be Healthy By Design. If you’re interested in my recipes to help you along the way, click here to go directly to them!

Even as I child I loved to write letters. I had numerous pen pals around the world. Long before the internet, I created a monthly newsetter on my first Apple computer. It included family updates, pictures and recipe exchanges. My distribution list was made up of siblings, cousins and aunts and uncles. It was sent snail mail to some 40 different households. Yes I am from a big family. It was fun and helped us all stay connected.

Today Facebook and online newsletters having left old fashioned letters and printed newsletters in the dust.  I enjoy Facebook and newsletters and also love blogging.  I think it’s also a wonderful means of staying in touch.

I hope you enjoy these blogs posts!



Be Your Best Self NOW!

2017 was a really tough year with lots of challenges that affected my personal and business life.  It was stressful.  But, on November 2, my world was rocked!  It was in the days and weeks following my accident that I would discover if my focus on health over the years would make a difference.  I found out how, and in not a very fun way, just how my body would respond to a health crisis!   How would your body respond in crisis? Just like the home we live in that need regular maintenance, refreshing, and sometimes has a crisis,  our…
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Detox Soup

Detox Soup 2018-03-16 15:20:26 Yields 3 A simple nourishing vegetarian soup to cleanse and restore your body. Can be cooked in Instant Pot or simmered all day in a slow cooker. (Times noted are with Instant Pot) Print Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 40 min Total Time 1 hr Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 40 min Total Time 1 hr 359 calories 82 g 0 g 2 g 12 g 0 g 3778 g 552 g 37 g 0 g 1 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 3778g Yields 3 Amount Per Serving Calories 359 Calories from Fat 16…
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Protect Your Brain from Alzheimer’s Disease

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day! It’s a day on which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Events are happening in multiple cities throughout the month of September where people come together to remember a loved one or a friend who has or had died from Alzheimer’s and help raise money for the cause. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is not ever something someone wants to hear. We can’t go back in time, but I sure wish I knew then what I know now. You see, we lost my husband’s sweet mother to Alzheimer’s,…
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German Pancakes

German Pancakes 2017-08-27 18:21:51 Serves 2 A family favorite for years and years, the German Pancake is now gluten free and dairy free and no one knows the difference. Print Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 20 min Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 20 min 1147 calories 52 g 744 g 91 g 34 g 69 g 425 g 889 g 1 g 0 g 16 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 425g Servings 2 Amount Per Serving Calories 1147 Calories from Fat 789 % Daily Value * Total Fat 91g 141% Saturated Fat 69g 345% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated…
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Zucchini Noodles with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Zucchini Noodles with Pumpkin Seed Pesto 2017-08-20 22:46:34 Serves 2 A scrumptious alternative to traditional pasta Print 648 calories 41 g 0 g 51 g 17 g 7 g 652 g 70 g 11 g 0 g 41 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 652g Servings 2 Amount Per Serving Calories 648 Calories from Fat 439 % Daily Value * Total Fat 51g 78% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 13g Monounsaturated Fat 28g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 70mg 3% Total Carbohydrates 41g 14% Dietary Fiber 18g 71% Sugars 11g Protein 17g Vitamin A106%Vitamin C174% Calcium23%Iron32% * Percent…
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