Summer’s End Cherry Tomato Salad

by lydia on September 5, 2015


If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!This summer my dad and I collaborated, and had two garden plots at our local park. For some reason my dad started about 100 tomato plants from seed – no exaggeration -and we ended up with tomatoes galore. This past […]



Feeding kids healthfully is probably one of the hardest jobs on the planet and I’m not exaggerating. Especially when school is back in session and we have to not only feed them a healthy breakfast, but also pack them healthy lunches. Skipping breakfast is not an option. It can lead to irritable kiddos who misbehave […]


Easy Healthy Prep-Ahead Meal from Costco

by lydia on August 22, 2015


I don’t know about you, but I am SO ready for school to get back in session. I do better with a little bit more structure and routine in my life. Especially when it comes to eating consistently myself. This past weekend I took some time to prep ahead a dozen individual meals for JUST […]


Herbal Mineral Rich Lemonade Popsicles

by lydia on August 15, 2015


Summer just isn’t summer without frozen treats! The good news is, you can avoid the junk frozen treats and popsicles in the stores and make your own quite easily. Not only can you make them easily, but you make them quite nourishing and even gut-friendly. As promised, I’m here to share one of my recipes […]


Instant Pot Cajun Sausage Risotto

by lydia on August 9, 2015

Cajun Risotto

Let’s face it, everyone is looking for ways to reduce time in the kitchen. We are all busy, often tired yet we must eat. My favorite way to save time and the stress of having prepare a full meal at the end of the work day is to use my pressure cooker or Instant Pot. […]


The Most Abundant Protein In The Body

by lydia on August 5, 2015


One of the markers I see commonly on most every single hair tissue analysis report is low hair tissue phosphorous. Phosphorous is an essential mineral that is involved in protein synthesis and energy production within the cells. All proteins contain phosphorous and thus are a significant source of organic phosphorous. The hair tissue mineral level […]


Peach Frozen Yogurt

by lydia on July 28, 2015

Peach Frozen Yogurt

Summer is my favorite time of the year to enjoy fruit. I love to take the boys to a local orchard and pick every fruit as it is in season. This past week we went to Indian Orchards to pick peaches and blueberries. The bees were busy enjoying the peaches too, so we had to […]



  Welcome back this week for our 12th episode of The Vibrant Health Podcast. This week Jessica and I discuss metabolism in a way you may have never heard it before. We talk about the 3 types of metabolism (actually oxidation rates) and how those oxidation rates impact your health. We also talk about some […]

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Welcome back this week for our 11th episode of The Vibrant Health Podcast. This week Jessica and I dive into the topic of whether or not you need to supplement with hydrochloric acid or not. We talk about the roles of stomach acid, issues with heartburn and the use of acid blockers. We even talk […]



Welcome back this week for our 10th episode of The Vibrant Health Podcast. This week Jessica and I dive into the topic of ascorbic acid vs. whole food vitamin C. Of course we talk about why we need vitamin C in the first place and also the best sources. Listen to The Vibrant Health Podcast […]