Easy-to-Digest Foods for Upset Tummies, updated

(published in Tampa Bay Wellness, April 2013) Do you have a “touchy” digestive system? Many people struggle with digestive problems. This could include anything from an occasional mild stomach upset, stomach flu, or food poisoning, to morning sickness, frequent attacks of gall bladder, gastritis, colitis or irritable bowel.  Or even the side-effects of chemotherapy treatment.…

Tips for Seasonal Allergy Sufferers

It is Springtime…and the trees and flowers are in bloom.  For seasonal allergy sufferers, this is not such an enjoyable experience.  But, I am here to share some tips that may make your Spring a little easier. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, respiratory allergies are related not only to the function of the…

Chocolate Decadence Smoothie

(recipe:  vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free) Sometimes you just have to have some Chocolate!  This green smoothie is a great way to quell your worst chocolate cravings AND have your body thank you! Chocolate Decadence: 3 large handfuls spinach, romaine or leaf lettuce 1 apple, core removed 1 cup almond milk 2 Tbsp cacao powder (raw, if…

Apple Pie Smoothie

Recipe (vegan, gluten-free, no added sugar) If you’ve been enjoying apple season like I have, try this green smoothie that is a new twist on an old favorite…. Ain’t Your Grandma’s Apple Pie: 2 apples, cores removed 2 handfuls kale, spinach or other greens 1/4 cup raisins 1/8 cup almonds (about 6 to 8 almonds) 1…

Everything Cookies

Recipe (Vegan, no refined sugar, low fat, can be made gluten-free) When you just need a cookie, these are the favorite around our house.  We don’t make them often, because we avoid sugar, flour and oil.  But I adapted this recipe to reduce the amount of oil needed, and to replace the white sugar.  This…