The 30 Day No Sugar Challenge Guidelines

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Foundation of The Good Decisions Most of the Time Lifestyle The No Sugar Challenge is the heart of the Good Decisions…Most of the Time lifestyle. There are no portion restrictions or recommended amounts—only the requirement to eat only wholesome, natural, real foods. The No Sugar Challenge is hypoallergenic in nature and an elimination diet of sorts, designed to […]

How to Soak Grains and Legumes

How to Soak Grains and Legumes Properly When you soak a grain in warm water, you initiate the sprouting process. This activates phytase, the enzymes within the seed that break down phytic acid. Phytase also partially breaks down proteins, such as gluten, into simpler components. This breakdown makes them easier to digest and the nutrients more likely to be absorbed […]

How Beliefs and Weight Loss Are Inseparable

  Extensive research has revealed that the old calories-in-and-calories-out model of weight loss just doesn’t work anymore. It doesn’t take into consideration the nutrient content of the food or how that food is metabolized in the body. It doesn’t take into consideration your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions about certain foods.   Weight Loss is Not About Managing Food Intake   […]

Herbal Immune Boosting Tea

I put this recipe together in response to a client with a compromised immune system. When I tested it, I created a huge batch that I shared with friends and the feedback I got was that it was actually quite good. One friend who usually takes stevia with her tea, said she was enjoying the tea without any sweetener at […]

8 Ways To Prevent Seasonal Affective Disorde

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?   SAD is a form of mild depression that is generally thought to be due to the decrease in light as the season changes and the days get shorter. It is also known as the “winter blues.” It is characterized by moodiness, irritability, sadness, discontent, and excess sleepiness. Less commonly, there can be more […]

Foods Connection to Sleep

For most of us, one of the most frustrating things that can happen in the midst of a busy schedule is insomnia, the inability to fall or stay asleep. Despite widely held beliefs, insomnia in the long or short term has no permanent psychological effects. This does not mean however, that it can’t have a direct effect on your health. […]

Fresh Basil For Menstrual Cramps

Who would have thought that eating a handful of basil would relieve menstrual cramps? I first heard about basil for menstrual cramps when I was taking my herbalist training program and the teacher told us that eating 10 to 12 leaves would relieve menstrual cramps. This is just the nutritional nugget I get excited about. The only problem was that […]

A Tale of Two Evenings

  It’s six thirty pm. You get home from work and it’s been a long day. The life that you are living is not what you thought it would be. Day in and day out you work hard, deal with relationships, and put everyone first but you. –You always seem to come last.   You go to the fridge and […]

The Dark Side Of Wheat

Wheat has long been a dietary staple in our culture, but it may not be all it’s cracked up to be (pun intended). Wheat has a dark side, and we’re not talking about the color… we’re talking about it’s impact on your health. For starters, eating wheat bread increases your chance of developing diabetes, thanks to the high starch content. High […]

Herbs For Now And After The Zombie Apocalypse

Hey, it could totally happen. And when it does you want to be prepared. That means having a first aid kit on hand that you can count on. A first aid kit that will not only support your symptoms and bring you relief, but one that heals wounds, prevents infection, boosts your immune system, relieves pain, and of course relieves […]

How To Make Your Own Salve

Salves are fantastic and so handy to have on hand anytime you get a cut, scrape, bruise, sore muscles, mosquito bite…and more! Salves are semi-solid at room temperature, yet soften when applied to the skin and tend to be less goopy than oils. Salves are created for a variety of external topical uses. Here are just a few of the conditions […]