Holiday Traditions and Making the Holidays Unexpectedly Healthy

What's Your Tradition?

Just thinking about the holidays gives me a childish grin. All those wonderful aromas wafting from the kitchen and filling the house. All those fun dishes that we only see on special occasions come flooding out onto the meticulously arranged table with the special occasion dishes, silver, glasses, bowls, table cloths, napkins candles and more. It's so festive and fun.

But when we think of making those dishes healthy, a bit of dread comes over us. How could it possibly be healthy and still the same? 

Mindset matters. What is important about our longstanding family traditions? It's the reason we are gathering together in the first place. Focus on the reason behind the tradition. Make everything about that and not so much about the actual food. 

Make some little tweeks to the menu:
  • Serve a few more fresh fruits and veggies by arranging them in decorative ways

Use your imagination to
create an amazing table.

Ask people to join in the fun and decorate a plate to bring to dinner.

But focus on what is really important...each other. If you spend the holidays alone and that is not what you prefer to do, get out of the house, go to the soup kitchen and serve the less fortunate, take something to the neighbor, appreciate that you have this day and you can do with it what you choose. 

What is naturally healthy for a holiday is not just about what you eat, but what may be eating you. I have a way of easing into and out of the day that gives me the best day I can have. But, it's up to me. I can be upset, ugly, stressed...or I can choose to be accepting, flexible, tolerant and approving with myself and others. 

FOCUS on what is good, happy, healthy and life will appear to give you more of that.

To you and yours, may all your holiday traditions have a little more natural health included. I want to see you next year and many years to come!


Simply Healthy
3011 Rochester Rd.
Lakeville, NY 14480


The Doctor Says I Have Fatty Liver...What is it and What do I do?

  • Fatty liver is literally a liver that is full of fat
  • Sugar and starch will turn on the fat production factory in the liver
  • sugar is the single biggest cause — #1 source of calories in the American diet
  • Fatty liver creates inflammation, which in turn creates pre-diabetes and diabetes
  • Causes high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease
  • Fatty liver is a huge risk for heart attacks
  • We are seeing children needing liver transplants due to fatty liver
  • The root of the problem is what you are eating
  • First step is to cut out all sugars including, high fructose corn syrup, maple syrup, honey, corn syrup, artificial sugar
  • Next, reduce or eliminate processed foods, white flours, white rice,white bread,rolls, cakes etc. 
  • Add vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, lean animal protein, olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil and watch your portion sizes
  • Exercise improves insulin resistance, weight loss, and reduces fatty liver
  • Add detox foods, broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, garlic and onions for wellness inside and out!
  • Get going with help and the support you need to get and stay well naturally (Look for whole30)


Back to School

Remember when you were a kid and you couldn't wait until that last day of school? Remember all the things that you "got into" in that summer vacation?
Well, then I am sure you remember the butterflies that ran around in your stomach as that 1st day back to school became a reality.

Our kids, our future, are more stressed out than ever before. You probably have had to sit through at least one family story of "when I was your age" we didn't have a bus to ride, we had to walk miles to the nearest school house. We didn't have a hot lunch, we had to share a thermos of soup the teacher brought in. We didn't get new clothes to wear and we were just fine...all trying to point out that things have changed over time. Things are not what they used to be.

Things have changed, we have progressed, we have overcome much of what our ancestors had to endure. We live a pretty cushy life compared to them. But has this cushy life had drawbacks? What will we be telling our grandkids about the good old days? Well for me, it's telling my daughters, "I can't imagine trying to raise kids in this tech age. We didn't have cell phones, laptops or constant phone conversations with our friends and relatives and never with strangers on social media. We didn't have the stress that you have today. As women, we had the choice of working or not working away from home. "

As your kids or the kids you see out the window of your home or car are crossing the road, getting on a bus, congregating on the street corner, say a little prayer for them. Their world is much different. How they will evolve will depend on everyone that influences them.

Then if you are a teacher, a mom, a dad, a grandparent, aunt, uncle, big brother, volunteer, aide, principal, all school staff....realize that you have a big responsibility in growing, shaping and influencing each child within your reach. Take it seriously. Bring your "A" game every day. Remember how difficult it was to be a kid. Growing up is not easy. Be patient, kind, thoughtful, understanding, willing to listen, observant, serve with heart and stay well yourself so that you can be the best you, that you can be.

Blessings Always,


Natural Treatments for a Better Life

Natural Treatments for a Better Life

1. Avoid Food Triggers
Diet plays a key role in both physical and mental aging Here are some foods to avoid to help prevent the development of cancers, diseases, and cognitive disorders.
  • Sugar and processed foods — Eliminate sugars as well as processed foods. This helps to greatly reduce inflammation in your body. 
  • Gluten — If you have celiac disease, IBS, brain fog,diarrhea, constipation, allergies, you may have a gluten intolerance. Cut it from your diet for 2 weeks and see how you feel.
  • Aluminum — Aluminum is toxic, avoid foods package in aluminum and also make sure you’re not using any aluminum pans to cook with or any baking powder with aluminum. Check your deodorant for aluminum, they will say "has no aluminum" on the front if it's safe to use.
  • Any food containing toxins or additives — These foods can possibly be neurotoxic. The best way to avoid toxins and additives is to completely avoid processed foods. Better to eat less good food than to be full of toxins.
  • Alcohol — Best to avoid alcohol all together since it can cause brain cells to die faster than normal. Try other modes of stress relief.
  • Tap water — Water often contains environmental toxins, some of which could be damaging neurologically, so opt for purified/filtered water, no plastic bottles please.
2. Eat Foods that Heal
Eat nutrient-dense real food, good fats and filtered water.
Here are some examples:
  • Organic, unprocessed foods — You want to eat foods that are free of harmful, brain-damaging, inflammatory pesticides and additives like MSG, GMO foods (modified) processed and preserved with chemicals.
  • Dark leafy greens — Consuming dark leafy greens like kale and collard greens can protect you from free radical damage. 
  • Berries  A great fruit choice, berries are low in sugar but high in anti-inflammatory antioxidants.
  • Wild-caught fish — Great sources of natural omega oils
  • Avocados — The good fat found in avocados can help lower depression and anxiety. Avocados have wonderful oils with healing properties
  • Ghee — Ghee’s levels of butyrate reduces inflammation in the digestive tract and throughout the body. 
  • Anti-inflammatory spices — Make a point to use anti-inflammatory spices like turmeric and ginger on a regular basis.
  • Green tea — Green tea contains polyphenol antioxidants that help fight off free radicals that cause disease.
3. Take Beneficial Supplements
If you are eating whole, natural foods, you may still need some nutritional supplements. It's best to make an appointment with me to see what those might be. Each person is unique and the same supplements are not needed by everyone.
4. Exercise/Movement
I know you have heard that physical movement is a key part of fighting depression, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, diabetes and co-morbid conditions as well as improves our physical function. Research also shows that exercise can slow the progression of cognitive decline in people with dementia. Physical activity during the day is also a great way to prevent nighttime restlessness and allow more restful sleep.
5. Pet Therapy
Assuming there are no allergies present, animal therapy can be excellent for anyone. Especially those who live alone or are lonesome by nature.
6. Massage 
What’s sure to lift a person’s mood and also help them to relax? Massage! Additionally, massage helps with circulation and detoxification. Even a brief rub of the shoulders can make a world of difference in reducing tension and we all need that human touch!
7. Aromatherapy
The use of Doterra Essential Oils, like lavender, and sweet orange can be very helpful. Frankincense oil and rosemary oil are also great choices for Lewy body dementia since they both support brain function and neurological health. You can use these oils in a diffuser. You can also put two drops of frankincense oil on the roof of your mouth twice daily and rub rosemary oil into your scalp after a shower.
Listening to soothing music on a regular basis can help to reduce stress and promote wellness and healing.
9. Daily Mental Stimulation
To prevent and slow the progress of any kind of mental decline, it’s very helpful to find ways to stimulate the mind on a daily basis. Doing crossword puzzles and playing games that use thinking skills, computer work,reading books,magazines or newspapers, are great options. 
10. Peaceful Environments
Wherever we retreat to at the end of the day, should be relaxing and safe. Get uncluttered, organized enough, and make sure you enjoy your surroundings. Light a candle, infuse some oils into the air, cut some flowers, keep your favorite mementos within sight to increase your joy.

If you want to improve any of the areas above and would like someone to guide you me 800-503-0483 to make an appt.
Stay well,


INFLAMMATION - Friend and Foe

First, let's take a closer look at some facts...

TRUE: Inflammation in our body is a normal, healthy response to injury, or in response to a germ or a virus.
TRUE: You can often "see" it, as redness or swelling or "feel" it as pain and heat.
TRUE: The inflammatory response is to get more nourishment and immune activity to the area that needs it.

Now let's take a look at some things that are NOT true...

FALSE: We can ignore the signs of inflammation because they are usually a healthy response.
FALSE: We have to take a medication when signs of an inflammation appear.
FALSE: Our bodies never cause inflammation unless it needs to.

Inflammation can escape it's normal bounds, and potentially cause illness such as autoimmune disease (Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, lupus). These affect the whole body and slowly damages it from the inside out.

So, what is the answer to capturing and stopping this escaped convict?
Well, you may not believe it...but it's what we are eating. Plain and's GMO foods. They are genetically engineered and our body responds with inflammation. This biochemistry is not what our bodies are made for. Whole foods that have not been altered, processed, preserved are the only things our body loves to consume.

How do we know what is GMO? The list keeps growing, but here are a few that I have memorized for myself and our family as "DO NOT EAT" foods.

  • corn, corn oil
  • soybeans,soybean oil
  • animals that have been fed GMO food
  • canola, canola oil
  • sugar beets
  • hydrogenated margarine/oil
  • farm raised fish
  • cottonseed oil
  • packaged/processed foods
  • papaya
  • meat containing ractopamine
  • flame retardant drinks (contain bromated vegetable oil- BVO)
  • food with artificial color, dye or flavorings
  • arsenic laced chicken ( fed arsenic laced foods)
  • Bread with potassium bromate
  • olestra,olean
  • preservatives BHA & BHT
  • Milk and dairy products with rBGH ( make sure they say theirs doesn't have it -read this statement carefully as they can say it doesn't make any difference instead of they don't have it in their product)
5 Poisons allowed by the FDA
  • MSG (monosodium glutamate)
  •  Sodium Nitrate (check meats)
  • Aspartame ( artificial sugar)
  • Hydrogenated Oils
  • High fructose corn syrup ( check every label because you won't believe how they have included it in everything along with sugar. Sugar feeds cancer.
Don't be discouraged by this information. I know it can be overwhelming at first. But, I just want you to "awaken" to the fact that you have to read labels in order to stay healthy. 

Staying healthy takes time to master. I have been on my own journey for several years and I still haven't nailed it. It's learn and learn some more. Things keep changing. 

Here is my recommendation/suggestion. Start forming a small group of friends that are interested in getting and staying healthy. Get together for healthy meals, start conversations around health and gardening, activity and having fun. Make it a natural part of your life. It won't seem so much like work. Oh, and of course, get a naturopathic/holistic minded person in your life that you can see when you are stuggling with something, to help you sort it out. 

Can't find a holistic nurse? Contact me. 800-503-0483 (eastern). I do phone consults (take credit cards) for your convenience. I just want you to live long, healthy and happy. 

Let me know if this was helpful will you?


Got Milk?

If you or your family drink milk...

Bovine somatotropin (BST) is a protein hormone naturally produced in the pituitary glands of cattle. Monsanto developed a recombinant version, rBST, by using a genetically engineered E. coli bacteria. Sold under the brand name “Posilac,” it is injected into cows to boost milk output in the short term. 

Here is a documentary you may want to watch to make safe decisions about not only your dairy products but safeguard the health of yourself and your loved ones. 

Disclaimer: What you're about to see might turn your stomach. (preview before you share with your children, it may be too scary for them)

Tip: If you don't have time to watch...hit the "transcript" to read it instead

Homemade Natural Deodorant

SAFE products without the toxins that are suspected to cause everything from Alzheimers dementia to MS!
Here is just one recipe:

Homemade Natural Deodorant 
  • 3 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp shea butter
  • 3 tbsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 5 drops essential oil (lavender, orange, etc.)
  1. Make a double boiler by placing a half-pint glass jar in the middle of a small pot of water. Bring water to a simmer. Add coconut oil and shea butter to the jar and let melt. Turn off the heat, add baking soda and cornstarch, and stir until completely smooth. Mix in the essential oil of your choice. Let cool.
  2. At room temperature, the deodorant is hard except in warmer months the coconut oil melts so keep it in the closet or fridge. Use a small ball and apply it directly to your armpits, or use a cleaned out old deodorant tube as an applicator. 
Get Essential Oils:

You will need pure, therapeutic grade, essential oils, order them at my website or drop by the office during the week.



When Fighting Dis-ease Attitude Matters

When Fighting Dis-ease

Attitude Matters

Have a disease? Fighting cancer, diabetes, heart disease, fibromyalgia, bi-polar disorder, PTSD, Agent Orange, Lyme, Arthritis, Gout, alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, chronic condition of any kind? You are supposed to be reading this right now. This is meant to be. You will learn exactly what you have been seeking to know, right here today!

You would be surprised at what every dis-ease known to mankind has in common...what you are "thinking" about your condition. How tough it is, how bad you feel, how sick you are and maybe even scared that your symptoms will progress and you will die.

There is even more in common. Let's turn back the hands of the clock to BEFORE you were diagnosed with your dis-ease. Go ahead, I will wait... Now think carefully, do you remember what you were doing? Where you were living? What job you had, what school you were in, who was in your life and how life was going? Recall if you will, your state of mind at that time. What were your challenges, your struggles? What were your fears? How were you feeling? Were you grieving something or someone? Were you stressed out? Were you feeling alone? Not being heard or understood? It's important for you to see and feel exactly where you were just before your diagnosis. 

Now why do you need to understand that? Because attitude matters. Our mind-body connection is so strong that it can steer us to dis-ease or health. We actually decide. (Many times we don't even realize we are making that decision). I will give you several of my own family examples so that you can see what I want to help you understand. There is a beginning to your dis-ease that has been triggered. When you understand that. We can begin the healing process. 

Some family examples:
  • Family finances were beyond repair and their job was downsizing, they were diagnosed with heart disease
  • a spouse died and they had never been involved with the finances and found out he had sold his life insurance policy, they were diagnosed with cancer
  • they were going through a stressful program at school, they were diagnosed with cancer 
  • They were living in a country a long way from home, they were diagnosed with cancer 
  • They served our country and on their return their parents were getting a divorce, they were diagnosed with several dis-eases
  • They had too many major responsibilities and no help to keep their home in repair, they were diagnosed with dementia
  • They were struggling to be who they were born to be, against their parents, they were diagnosed with diabetes, mental health issues, attempted suicide several times
  •  They divorced and the minister of the church made them feel guilty, so they took their spouse back and took care of them, they could not move on in their own life and passed away
  • A spouse was becoming demented and they were diagnosed with heart disease
  • They had 2 children and life became financially & emotionally stressful, they were diagnosed with gout/arthritis

I could keep going on with these examples, but by now you might have determined how things began in your own life. Now I can help you heal from your dis-ease. Please allow me to do so. Don't make excuses about money, time, energy...just contact me today, right now, so that we can connect and your dis-ease can be healed. Together, we can do all things. The bible tells us that we were made in His image. Isn't one piece of pie, like the rest of the pie? So if He could heal, so can you and I. We just need 2 people believing and learning how to do it.

I use food as medicine. We are what we eat. Then we get your mind and body to work together in healing. Don't be afraid, don't be shy, feel embarrassed or have doubts. Just use the appointment button to get started on your path to wellness. You don't need your dis-ease any longer. Life awaits! 

Love Ya!! #simplyhealthy


Get Lathered Up About What Is In Your Soap & Shampoo

Do you really know what you are slathering all over your body?
How many chemicals are you absorbing with each shower?
Did you know that what goes on, goes in, your body?

  • perfumes/colognes
  • soaps
  • powders
  • deodorants
  • shampoo
  • hair color
  • makeup
  • nail polish
  • hairspray
  • gel/mousse
  • insect repellant
  • sunscreen
  • tanning oil/spray tan
Fact: Our European neighbors are right on top of it. They have restricted over 1300 substances from being used in personal care items. In the US it is only 11. 
Fact: The FDA leaves the companies to regulate is that working for us?
Fact: If there is a customer claim made regarding harm the product has caused, the companies don't have to report that to the FDA.
Fact: If a product is deemed unsafe, the FDA can't even order that it be recalled.

So what should you get lathered about??
Now, you don't know, if anything you are using is going to cause you cancer, metabolic disorders, mental disorders....and it's not just adults, it's even our babies and children's products that we need to monitor carefully. READ THE LABELS...We are living in an age of toxic overload. We are getting sicker by the day. Younger and younger people are in the obituary columns...HELLO...time to WAKE UP!

Here is my SIMPLY HEALTHY recommendation. Stick to the simple things your grandmother used to use.
  • Castile Soap for bathing
  • Baking Soda for washing clothes
  • Essential Oils for scenting anything
  • Coconut Oil to soften, lubricate or tan your skin
  • Seek out Holistic nurses and doctors for advisement & support
  • Learn everything you can about what you are putting on or in your body