Posts filed under ‘Diet’

Looking for the Light: Good Health


Last night I heard a very healthy message at my favorite grocery store, Heinen’s. Jordan Rubin spoke and promoted his new line of products, Get Real Nutrition.

Jordan Rubin is a doctor of naturopathic medicine and certified nutrition consultant. At 41 years of age Rubin is regarded by many as the most respected and beloved natural health expert in America. His personal account of his battle and triumph over Crohn’s disease has resonated with millions around the world and is one of the most dramatic natural health stories ever told. He’s a successful entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, international motivational speaker and television personality (TCT). And …. I might add, he’s also an organic farmer with lots of rolling acres in southern Missouri and papa to six kids of which five are adopted. As a follower of Christ his message of health and wellness is one of HOPE.

Jordan will be at Heinen’s downtown Cleveland location today; 900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115. Call for a reservation as seating is limited ~ (216) 302-3020.


Make it a great day today!

God Bless You!



March 30, 2016 at 9:02 am Leave a comment

A Bit of Everything ~ More Resources to Help You!

~ More about my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland and other NEW resources to help you.

Summer’s about gone in Cleveland except it’s going to be  93 degrees here today. So summer has made a brief return. Labor Day has passed and you can’t wear white, yesterday was Grandparents Day, and today it’s National Boss/Employee Exchange Day – a day for employers and employees to see each other’s point of view. Wow!

As the kids head back to college (my niece and her boyfriend flew from Seattle to England for graduate school on Sunday) and life settles down a bit, I thought I’d share some very helpful people in the financial, medical, and spiritual realm. I’ll give you a bit of what they have to say and you can Google their websites. Some of them have products for sale, so that’s why I can’t provide a link for you. But, if you are interested, head on over to your Internet browser to get all the details.

Great Resources:

1. Financial: You can be a student without a student loan. You can buy a car or even a house with cash. Don’t let debt become a way of life.  Check out financial guru Dave Ramsey’s website. His Financial Peace Universities are offered around the country. The seminars are based on financial concepts Dave developed after losing it all. Classes are offered around the country so you can know how to manage your money and have confidence for the future.

2. Medical: Alzheimer’s disease affects almost 40 million people worldwide, including over 5 million Americans. One in 8 people over age 65 are afflicted with this devastating brain disease.  See Dr. Don Colbert, Dr. Oz, and Dr. Andrew Weil, Ph.D, all have websites. Learn more about them there. Dr. Weil also has a Ph.D. in biology and knows many natural remedies.

Dr. Eric Braverman is very knowledgable of spices and how to use them effectively. He also tries to get this patients off medication if possible and use herbs and such. He’s an extremely smart doctor (graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brandeis University and graduated with honor’s from NYU Medical School.) He is one of the foremost experts in Integrative Medicine, and recognizes the brain’s global impact on illness and health. He has a bend toward psychiatry so he knows a lot about Alzheimer’s disease and everything else under the sun! No kidding!

You’ll also like the book, The Drug Muggers. It’s all about how prescription drugs rob our bodies of valuable vitamins and minerals.

3. Spiritual: All of these folks practice what they preach. Joyce Meyer of Joyce Meyer Ministries is practical, wise, helpful, and very funny. Men and women love her messages. She has authored lots of wonderful books and she’s lived the experiences she shares with her audiences. You can request prayer on her website too. Today on Facebook she left this message:

“Don’t get stuck thinking that things will never change because the only thing that never changes is God.”

Joel Osteen is the pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston. He is a great encourager. He has a world-wide ministry and is the author of many books. I never miss one of his weekly broadcasts because he helps me set the right tone for my upcoming week. On this website and blog he said: “Today, know that what begging won’t do, praise will. Don’t be a beggar. Instead, be a believer. When you pray, switch over into praise which is what opens the door for God to act.”

Dr. Charles Stanley of In Touch Ministries. He’s like a caring and wise grandfather. Many great resources on his site. Dr. Stanley is senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries. As a New York Times best-selling author, he demonstrates a keen awareness of people’s needs and provides Christ-centered biblically based principles for everyday life. He has a great broadcast every Saturday night on Trinity Broadcast Network at 8 p.m. and on several networks on Sunday mornings.

Max Lucado is not only a pastor and author many times over — writing about 100 books. He’s also considered America’s pastor. He has cards, stickers, small books, and all sorts of encouraging things that have been drawn up for purchase from his words of care and encouragement. In his tweet today he said this: The lesson we learn from Joseph (in the Bible) is surprisingly simple: do what pleases God. His new book You’ll Get through This is for everyone who is experiencing tough times. You can download the first chapter for FREE!


If things in your life just aren’t working, here’s a short message from Joyce Meyer. Paste the link into your browser ~ you’ll want to hear it ~ Life’s Instruction Manual .

I have more but I’ll have to share that with you next time.

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!


September 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

Brown Rice + Veggies with Ginger Sauce ~ 4th of July Summer Salad

~ More good ideas just like in my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.



There’s nothing better for you than salad greens and vegetables. Here’s a great recipe you can make for the 4th of July holiday. It’s colorful and filled with lots of photonutrients and protein too! Photonutrients mean there are chemicals within the food and they fight disease and illness. They help your immune system stay strong.

From my house to your house … Happy 4th of July!

God Bless America ~ and You too!



…with great pride the Brown Rice + Veggies with Ginger Sauce series presents …

Mango & Mixed Greens Salad

Mangos, Mango ~ Do the Tango! Most of the mangos sold in the United States are imported from Mexico, Haiti, the Caribbean and South America. Mangos are an excellent source of Vitamins A and C, as well as a good source of potassium and contain beta carotene. Mangos are high in fiber, but low in calories (approx. 110 per average sized mango), fat (only 1 gram) and sodium.

The best way to ripen a mango is at room temperature, on the kitchen counter and
if you wish to speed up the process place in a paper bag overnight (some place an apple with the mango in the bag to create more natural ethylene gas and
further decrease the ripening time). Once ripened the mango can be refrigerated
for a few days, but should be used shortly thereafter.


1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 T. raspberry vinegar

1 T. honey


1 T. Land O Lakes honey butter (omit if you don’t toast the nuts)

1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans (can be toasted)

6 cups fancy mixed salad greens

1 large mango, peeled, cut into 3/4-inch chunks

1 small red pepper, cut into 1/8-inch strips

1 stalk (3/4 cup) celery, sliced 1/4-inch (if you don’t have, no big deal)


1. In 1-cup glass measure and combine all dressing ingredients; mix well. Set aside.

2. In small skillet melt honey butter until sizzling; add pecans. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until nuts are golden brown (3 – 4 minutes).

3. Wash your salad greens; remove excess water. In large bowl toss together all remaining salad ingredients. Add dressing; toss to coat well. To serve, divide salad mixture evenly on 6 plates — or leave in your nice glass bowl; sprinkle with pecans.


July 2, 2013 at 8:36 am Leave a comment

Brown Rice + Veggies with Ginger Sauce: pH Balanced Diet

~ More healthy goodness in keeping with all the great information in my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.



Come on in and find out about something that’s WONDERFUL and HEALING for your life. Today I’m continuing the series Brown Rice + Veggies with Ginger Sauce ~ it’s all about your health.

You may think maintaining your health is just about getting enough vitamins and minerals in your diet along with getting some exercise. But you’ll see today there’s more to the equation that makes up good health. I encourage you to read on.

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!



You Are What You Eat

If you’ve been trying to eat the rainbow, get your vitamins and minerals, or eat a balanced diet from the four + food groups; you’ll be interested in a concept that can heal your body, make you feel better, increase your energy level, and let’s you live and love longer.

Currently Americans and many around the world eat a supposedly “balanced” diet including: meat, grains, and dairy products. But because the body is make up of many chemicals and chemical reactions, we are in effect eating the wrong type of foods. Most of us are eating an acidic diet that encourages an unhealthy environment for our cells, bacteria, and inflammation all of which can lead to disease.

Solution to Restoring Our Health

To restore our health and body, we need to focus on a diet that balances the pH level in our body. This might sound like a science experiment but it actually involves eating about 75% of alkaline foods.

Alkaline Diet

An alkaline diet will help you achieve a healthy pH level, rebuild your cells and your tissues, and eventually leading to a healthy body. A friend of mine was encouraged by a doctor to drink water with lemon because lemons are alkaline when they are metabolized in the body. That’s just the thing. A specific food like lemons can be acidic but as they are absorbed within the body and mixed in with other foods they actually become alkaline. Interesting right?

What Can I Eat on the Alkaline Diet?

Alkaline Diets puts a large emphasis on eating a variety of fresh vegetables, citrus fruits, nuts, tubers, and legumes, and discourages the consumption of dairy products, grains, meat, and too much salt. The diet creates the minimal alkalinity in blood, ranging from 7.35 to 7.45. I heard on TV it should be 6.8 – 7.2.

When your pH level goes below the 7.35, a condition know as acidosis occurs.  This  means that in order for your body to maintain the alkaline level to prevent acidosis from occurring (too much acid), it will rob minerals from our bones because minerals are alkaline.

Let’s say you drink three to four Pepsi’s a day — or another carbonated soda beverage that you like. Did you realize that to neutralize the acid in the Coke or Ginger Ale for example, calcium from your bones is sucked out and your body loses that valuable mineral? Over a period of years, that lack of calcium may show up as osteoporosis. In a thin woman, that could well be a problem. This why we get osteoporosis, generative diseases, and tumors because the body is fighting like crazy to maintain this healthy blood alkaline level.

What Foods Are the Best to Eat?

Glad you asked what foods you should CHOOSE. All vegetables and fruits are pretty much alkaline. They are good for you except canned vegetables. Eliminate the dairy and the grains. Enjoy a glass of beer or wine on occasion as they are extremely acidic. You may want to give up the soda pop and these acidic beverages will pull important nutrients from your body. Keep in mind your diet can be made up of 25% of foods that are acidic. However, bacon, pork, and beef are very acidic and you should limit your intake of these.

What Can You Do?

While you are fighting traffic, thinking about your love life, or planning your next vacation; your body is working hard to keep you healthy. Learn to MAKE BETTER CHOICES. Now is the time to be proactive. Educate yourself on what foods you should be eating.

June 18, 2013 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment


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