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Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits: Refined Cane Sugar

Refined sugar (white granulated sugar/table sugar) is sugar cane, and sometimes sugar beet, that has been refined, stripped of molasses and most all nutrients. Many white and brown sugars that are made from cane are bleached using bone char. What is bone char? It is produced by charring animal bones, primarily cattle and pigs. Refined…

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Healthy Habits: Iodine

The essential trace mineral iodine supports a healthy immune system, helps detox mercury, fluoride & chlorine from your body, increases energy levels, supports healthy thyroid function, promotes hormone balance, supports optimal blood pressure, protects from radiation, promotes healthy teeth, skin & hair, helps regulate metabolism, and studies show that it can help treat fibrocystic breast…

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Healthy Habits: Influence

  Because we are always influenced by something, ask yourself these 3 questions: 1. What/who is influencing me on a daily basis? 2. How am I influencing others? 3. How am I influencing myself? If you’ve been reading this column for awhile, you know I don’t always talk about healthy diet or exercise because a…

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Healthy Habits: Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is activated carbon processed so that it is more porous. It can be purchased in capsule form and is a MUST to have on-hand in your home and vehicle medical kits. It can prevent toxic substances from being absorbed by the body, so it is essential in the immediate treatment when a poisonous…

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Healthy Habits: Take A Look!

Did you know that there are many foods that look like the actual parts of the body that they can help keep healthy? One of the most apparent ones is kidney beans. When we cook them properly and include them into our diets, they can help keep our blood sugar steady and blood pressure low,…

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Healthy Habits: Iron

Iron and Your Immune System Our immune systems are partially dependent upon iron. Conversely, infections and pathogens also require iron to be able to divide and multiply! The key to optimal health in this situation is to make sure that we are getting assimilable/absorbable forms of iron, and making sure not to overload with too…

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Healthy Habits: Coffee

Controversy and Benefits Here’s a subject of some controversy – coffee. Is it good or bad for you? It seems that the negative side effects mainly result from overconsumption. However, when sticking to just one cup a day, it looks like it has more benefit than just waking you up in the morning. Drinking too…

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Healthy Habits: Tai Chi

Tai Chi Origins and Benefits Originating before the 12th century in China, and a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, tai chi is a system of continuous and flowing movements. Qigong, which I covered in my column in the 1-4-2023 edition of the Clarion, is actually the more ancient practice that tai chi stems from. In…

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Healthy Habits: Winter Health

During the winter months, our bodies generate extra energy in order to keep us warm and this is also a reason why we feel hungrier during this time of year. Some of the most nutritious foods to eat during these next months, and to combat challenges such as dry skin are root vegetables, nuts and…

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Healthy Habits – Sticky Buns

A Christmas morning favorite! And now for something completely different, a holiday favorite of mine is delicious sticky buns! After writing so many columns on the healthiest choices in foods, I would be remiss in not mentioning comfort foods like homemade sticky buns, especially for Christmas morning breakfast! I tried a new recipe this year…

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