What your fingernails say about your health, part 1 of 2

Did you know that the color of your fingernails, rippling or bumps or spots, reveal problems in your liver, lungs, or even heart? I’ve always been fascinated by fingernails. And I’ve noticed that the health of these cool little protective coverings for my fingers correspond to my overall health. They have dozens functions in any…

Tips for Getting More Greens in Kids’ Diets—besides green smoothies

A number of readers have suggested two ways to get more greens in your kids’ diets: Green smoothie popsicles Green smoothie fruit leather (in the dehydrator, on teflex sheets, dry until chewy, and roll) Of course my other tip (besides green smoothies, obviously) is to make KALE CHIPS, and we have lots of recipes in…

Alternatives to Antibiotics

Winter’s coming up. The more raw plant foods you eat, and the more Chapter 8 probiotic-foods habits you incorporate into your diet, the more your body become inhospitable to viruses and infections. But be prepared to nip the baddies in the butt, the minute you feel symptoms coming on, with natural alternatives to antibiotics. The…

What baby sleeps on. And why it matters.

You do it 8 hours a day, if you’re the average American.  I do it 6 hours, since I converted to a whole-foods, plant-based diet. It’s all I need. Sleep. We think about it very little. Many Americans have accepted that even though they do so much of it, they rarely feel rested. The idea…