What do vitamin G, the music mineral, sleeping, gratitude, and hugs all have in common? (I know, I know, vitamin G is not a “real” vitamin, but I’ll get to that in a minute.) They’re all lifestyle habits that, according to Joy McCarthy, help to promote overall wellness. In her new book, Joyous Health: Eat and Live Well Without Dieting, Joy, a holistic nutritionist, shares her approach to health and well-being. Through topics like gut health, detoxification, and foods, superfoods, supplements, and habits for joyous health, she encourages us to work our way through the book at a comfortable pace, making lifestyle adjustments for better health as we go. Sprinkled in amongst Joy’s light-hearted chapters are her joyous tips for health and real-life stories from her clients. Continue reading
Okay, so turmeric is all the rage. You know, that brilliant yellow powder that stains everything it comes into contact with—your new tea towels, your apron, your fingertips, and even your stainless steel rasp? It’s used commonly in Indian and Ethiopian cooking. But raw turmeric? That’s not been so common, at least around these parts.
Lately, though, I seem to find it kicking around all over the place. It looks a lot like fresh ginger, just smaller and with a bright orange flesh. The first time I picked it up, I have to admit it was all about the novelty and I really had to scour the internet to figure out what to do with it. I have since learned to put it in scrambled eggs and a warm milk drink with honey and cinnamon that’s also pretty great. But as much as I like routine, I decided it was time to shake things up a bit. So guess what? I made a shake out of it! (Obvious pun totally intended) And it’s healthy; I mean like superhero healthy! Continue reading
A friend recently asked if I could recommend any health-focussed books to her. Without hesitation, my answer was an emphatic One Simple Change. As someone who has waded through more health, medicine, and nutrition books than I can count, One Simple Change was BY FAR the most accessible, approachable, informative, and spot on, just great. Continue reading