The Daniel Fast – Finding God and Losing Weight

October 31, 2011

Hi.  I’m a friend of Julie’s, and I just finished the Daniel Fast.  It was a pretty cool experience so Julie asked if I’d guest blog and share about my experience.  To start off, I was doing it entirely for spiritual reasons.  I’ve been at my wits end in my personal life recently, and I…

Fasting Q & A

October 27, 2011

Thanks to my Guest Blogger, my mom Connie Apple, for this information!  She has years of experience fasting and has done extensive research on this topic. Me: What is fasting? Mom: Fasting is the most effective way to heal and rejuvenate the body. Juice fasting is more beneficial than a water fast because of the nutrients,…

Today’s Recipe: Lemonade Fast

October 24, 2011

Feeling yucky, lethargic or weighed down after the weekend?  I have a great way to fight these feelings and clean yourself out!  The lemonade fast is an excellent way to clean out your intestines and colon.  You will drink “lemonade” for the next 10 days (no food will be eaten).  It doesn’t taste as good as regular lemonade,…

Who Needs a Detox? We All Need A Detox!

October 20, 2011

“Detox, short for detoxification, is the body’s natural, ongoing process of neutralizing or eliminating toxins from the body.” In college I took a Health Psychology class that forever impacted me, reinforced many health principles I already know and also opened my eyes to new topics.  Detoxifying the body was one such topic! Thanks to my notes…

Today’s Recipe: Cucumber & Avocado Salad

October 17, 2011

Need an easy recipe for a refreshing appetizer salad?  Here you go!  Healthy of course too!! 2 ripe avocados cut into chunks 4 vine ripe tomatoes cut into chunks 2 medium cucumbers peeled and cut into chunks 1/2 cup green onions chopped 1/4 cup of fresh dill chopped 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 cup fresh…

Your Body Will Thank You!

October 13, 2011

As I have been writing this blog, my goal has been to pass along some helpful and practical ideas that are easy to implement and improve your life!  Today, in this post, I want to highlight the MANY areas that are impacted and help you, if you just exercise!!  The benefits of exercise are almost unending, but…

Today’s Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

October 9, 2011

1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds 2 tsp olive oil 1/4 tsp sea salt 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 2. Rinse seeds and pat dry 3. Cover baking sheet with dusting of olive oil 4. Spread seeds in a single layer on baking sheet 5. Sprinkle salt over seeds 6. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toasted 7.…

Grocery Shopping Made Easy

October 6, 2011

When you walk in the grocery store, where is the first place you go and where do you spend the most time? Your answer to this question has a huge impact on the foods you’re buying and eating and what this means for your health. Here are a few pointers to help you steer clear…

Today’s Recipe: Spinach Lasagne

October 3, 2011

1 30-oz. jar of spaghetti sauce 2 eggs 1  lb. cottage cheese 1/2  tsp salt 1 10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 lb. sliced mozzarella cheese 1/2 lb. uncooked whole wheat lasagne noodles, broken in half Beat eggs in a large bowl and add cottage cheese, spinach,…