Pressure Cooker Hoppin' John

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!New Year’s Day is a great day to enjoy family food traditions. Personally, I grew up with split pea soup on New Year’s because we would always have ham on Christmas. Then my mom would use the ham bone and […]


My Top #9 Recommended Health Books for 2015

by lydia on December 30, 2014


Can you believe 2014 is winding down to a close? Where on earth did the past 363 days go? In reflection of this past year, I’ve realized a few things about health that everyone seems to want or need to know. So with the New Year just on the horizon, I thought I’d share my […]


Nourishing Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Do you have any idea how many people are not eating a good breakfast these days? I run into this constantly with clients and it’s the first place […]


Lavender Essential Oil

Essential Oils truly help to balance the body to heal instead of just placate symptoms. I find them to be a very key element in my families holistic ‘medicine cabinet’. They provide countless benefits as an overall health support. Do you have one essential oil that is your go-to oil for just about everything? If […]



Stress……something we all can relate to in our lives and not one of us can avoid either. Just this past week I took part in a live internet radio show on Voice America, with host Teresa Jungling. She and I discussed the implications of stress on one’s adrenal health. You can listen to that recording […]


Hair Sample

What does hair have to do with nutrition? Well, let me fill you in. Hair gives us a glimpse into our body’s nutrition — what minerals are present, deficiencies, imbalances, ratios, even the presence of toxic metals… This information is golden! With it, you can customize your healing regimen (including what you eat) to correct […]



Low energy is so prevalently common today that it is simply accepted as just another part of life and aging. It may be common, but it doesn’t make it normal and you shouldn’t settle for low energy. Your body was designed to feel good and have adequate energy. Maybe you are someone who has lived […]


Maple & Spice Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Apple Butter

by lydia on November 25, 2014


Fall is fabulous for so many reasons, one of them is pumpkin and apples. Okay, that was two reasons, BUT put them both together and you’ve got ONE  heck of a yummy treat. I love pairing these two fall faves into a delightful spread for toast, on rice crackers paired with a nice mild creamy […]


Is Your Thyroid Toxic?

by lydia on November 20, 2014


In today’s modern world no one alive is exempt from excessive levels of toxic metals in their body. They are everywhere and we simply cannot fully avoid them. Toxic metals do not have a single positive role in the human body either. Unfortunately, they have become a major cause for a number of health issues, […]

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Healthy adrenal glands are the golden ticket to optimal health, unfortunately most people alive today do not have fully functioning adrenals. If you’ve been around here long enough, you are well aware of this issue, however in case you are not, let me share a bit more about what adrenal fatigue is and how to […]

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