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Oral Health – Oil Pulling

After reading many articles on oil “pulling” it got me curious and I got into it over a year ago. Although I don’t do it religiously, I still feel the benefits whenever I do it.

Oil “pulling” is an ancient Ayruveda  dental care method. It involves nothing more than oil in your mouth for a certain amount of time. The principle of “oil pulling” is that it reduces the amount of harmful bacteria in the mouth and the swishing with the oil also helps “pull” toxins from your system as you swish the oil through your teeth and gums. Plaque is caused by bacteria, and, although having some sort of plaque can be normal, having an excessive amount of it can cause bad breath, yellow teeth, gum inflammation, gingivitis, and cavities. Your overall oral health my also affect or contribute to various diseases such as endocarditis, cardiovascular disease, pregnancy and birth, and diabetes just to name a few.  Read More →

Pork Tenderloin in Crock Pot

During the summer, it can get too hot for cooking inside. I try to grill or use my crock pot a few times a week.  The pork tenderloin is very moist and the sauce complements it very well.  Read More →

Bok Choy Stir Fry

Bok choy is one vegetable that I haven’t experimented with but only tried in stir fry. The recipe below is quick, simple and great. Use organic ingredients whenever possible.

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How to Delay Berries from Spoiling

With berry season being in full force, our family has been eating a lot of them lately. Our favorite being blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. In the past, my refrigerator shelf life for berries was pretty short, especially if I was dealing with strawberries or raspberries.  White vinegar is the key here. Once you bring your fresh berries home, the key to keeping it fresh is to kill any spores on the fruit.  The pH of vinegar does that job. Read More →

Honey Kabobs


So easy to make and yummy. One of my favorite when entertaining. I also include grass fed beef and it can also be done with shrimp. I also add different veggies such as mushroom and squash. I serve it either over brown rice, couscous, or quinoa.  Use organic products whenever possible. Read More →