My favorite healthy grocery store continues to be Natural Grocers. They seem to love teaching out to the community and small groups about all topics of health. Today was no different when I saw many people in nursing fatigues milling about reading labels and discussing amongst themselves in the vitamin section. They were nursing students from Rasmussen College taking a tour and learning more about natural products and their benefits. Their instructor encouraged the students to test out natural products for themselves in order to share the benefits with their patients. How exciting to see natural health products receive importance in the medical world!
20 years ago my husband Jack came home with a book called Protein Power. It outlined a diet that was high protein and very low carb. He planned to just lose weight with its information because up to that point all we could expect from a diet was to lose weight! As we read the book and followed the protocol, miracle changes in our overall health began to happen quickly. It forever changed our mindset of self-healing through food. Continue reading
Most years, we in west central Minnesota will have beautiful green grass and new spring flowers by April but not this year 2018. We had snow! Lots of new snow fell so softly all day long. I just had to put aside everything we were doing and get out and play in the last last last snow of winter. Continue reading
My #1 health goal these days is to get my family to eat more vegetables. Great goal but it is not always easy to fulfill when my kids have different tastes. One child wants/needs only cooked veggies (raw veggies give her headaches) and the other wants only crunchy carrots. It was steamed veggie’s turn so this dish is what I invented right on the spot and it turned out amazing! Continue reading
We had an amazing vacation to Duluth, Minnesota!! The massive Lake Superior, the plunging cliffs, the interesting rock formations,, the interactive museums, the huge ships, the creative architecture, the friendly people, and the amazing views from every angle….and yes, a trip to Whole Foods!! Continue reading
This week’s guest writer is my husband, Jack. Together we have helped each other work towards our weight loss goals and continue to improve our family’s health and happiness. Here’s Jack…
It’s no secret that I have been struggling with weight control for almost 25 years. At my heaviest, I had hit over 235 lbs, which is heavy for a 5’6″ guy. It wasn’t uncommon for me to buy XL shirts and having to drill another hole in my belt. I really worked at sticking with the dietary advice widely accepted… low fat. Continue reading
My friend Christine writes this week’s post about her six year old son with brain injuries that makes for extreme challenges raising him. Read their difficult story, see her amazing improvement data, and sing this information out to everyone you know!!
Four and a half years ago my husband and I adopted two little boys. They were 23 months and 3 years old when they moved in with us permanently. Our youngest child, Caleb, received a head injury when he was only four months old. You may not be familiar with traumatic brain injuries but they are devastating not just to the injured but to everyone around them.
Caleb’s TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) has caused many challenges. The initial injury caused bleeding, swelling, seizures, and cerebral palsy on his right side. His official diagnoses are Traumatic Brain Injury, Cortical Visual Impairment, Severe Development Delay. Among Caleb’s difficulties he can be a very frustrated little boy. My son has a severe vision impairment which makes navigating difficult. He is also sensory seeker/avoider which means that some things scare him or he has an excessive need to feel/hear/taste to learn about his environment. Communication is also a great challenge. From a parenting side of things, we never know quite what to expect or how to help Caleb. We have 5 children whose ages are 18, 15, 8, 7 and 6. We are no strangers to children, but Caleb is different. Continue reading