Coconut Shrimp Tropical Salad

            This is an easy salad to make.  It takes a little prep time but is well worth it!  The coconut shrimp are baked, not fried, and completely gluten-free!  Best part…they are really good! Coconut Shrimp: 1 pound of raw, large shrimp – deveined 1/3 C  cornstarch 1 tsp salt […]

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Baby Steps

    The first step towards better health is to do something positive today!  The task of losing weight or beginning a big exercise program can seem daunting…so much so that it is a big reason many of us never get started in the first place. One way that I have tackled my road to […]

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Butternut Squash Soup

    1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped into small chunks. (I get packages of pre-peeled  chunks when I can.) 4-5 medium apples,  peeled, cored, and cut into chunks (I like full-flavor cooking apples like a jonathan, mackintosh, etc.and if you have access to a Blendtec or Vitamix-type of blender, grind up the apples, peel […]

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Emma’s Story

I am 33 years old and very proud to say the healthiest I have ever been! My life has been spent in and out of countless doctor’s offices and hospital after hospital. I have a very complex medical history. I have a bleeding disorder called Aggregate Platelet dysfunction. I have Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Systemic […]

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My First Step

Even though I have spent a lifetime trying to eat right and exercise, a few injuries and some health problems affected my over-all health. My neck seized up to where I could not turn my head at all.  Intense pain coursed through my body constantly. Inflammation, muscle pain and weakness, and feeling like I had […]

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The Second Step

            The first real change I noticed this week was when we went on a family vacation to Moon Lake. We took our truck, which isn’t the smoothest-riding vehicle. My neck has a tendency to seize-up a bit more when I ride for long distances in it. As we rode […]

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The Third Step

  On week number three with my new nutritional supplement program,  my nose seemed to get even less stuffy at night.  My sleep became even better, even with getting up several times each night.  I felt more rested and could get up sooner each morning. After three years of poor sleep, that’s great progress! I […]

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The Fourth Step

After just four weeks of being on my new nutritional program, the progress I experienced was great.  Here are a couple of journal entries that I made regarding that progress: “The inflammation is significantly less than it was just four weeks ago. I can turn my head more freely without having to turn my entire […]

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My Fifth Step

  The fifth week of my program seemed to be a big one for positive changes. The first thing I noticed was that I had lost a total of 4 pounds…without even trying! The second thing I noticed on week five was while I was showering one morning.  My daily ritual has been to scrub the […]

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The Sixth Step

In November, I felt like I was on a “plateau” of sorts.  My progress didn’t seem to be advancing in any noticeable degrees. (I had been on the program for about 6 months.) My neck didn’t seem to be getting any better and I wasn’t seeing any real results happening with my varicose veins or […]

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