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Author: ryrythomas

Progress! Canada’s New Food Guide Will Favor Plant-Based Protein and Eliminate Dairy as a Food Group (via HuffPost)

Progress! Canada’s New Food Guide Will Favor Plant-Based Protein and Eliminate Dairy as a Food Group (via HuffPost)

The thought of moving to Canada gets more enticing each day!!  How cool that they are taking this important step and letting good sense and caring about their people win out over the power of money! ——————- Last fall, when the Canadian government began consulting […]

My takeaways from… A book, “Grain Brain”

I recently read a book,  Grain Brain by David Perlmutter. Main takeaway? Each and every person should try going off of gluten for 2-3 months and see what impact it has on their life. That sounds dumb, Ryan!  Why would I go off of it […]

What would happen if you went vegan for 30 days?


Here is a great article on a person going vegan for 30 days. Very insightful if you have ever considered or are currently considering.

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The American Parasite

This is a very interesting watch.  I think this has a lot to do with what I have had to overcome.  I have taken the drastic food route this video mentions (with some of the probiotic route).  It has a product push at the end, […]

If you watch one movie this holiday season…

PLEASE make it “Food Matters” (Available for streaming on Netflix). View Trailer Here I can hear most of you now: “That sounds REALLY interesting…” , “Why would I want to sit and watch a movie about food?” Well I say to that, You have NOTHING to […]

8 year old girl, helping her cancer fight through diet.

The point of starting this blog was to raise awareness that nutrition has to be a consideration when dealing with disease in your body.  I would never claim that it is a cure all or that it is ever the only thing you should do in these situations… but it has to be a huge part of the equation and a vital step on your road to wellness.

Here is a video about a young girl who has changed her disease equation by giving her body proper nutrition.

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My health transformation

I know some of you have read this from our website, but I realize that many have not discovered this area of the website. Here is my version of my health journey… Always happy, always positive . . . that was my internal dialogue when […]

How an Amazon recommendation changed my life…

In February of 2013, I had recently started on a paleo diet and I had begun to notice changes. The positive changes ignited my curiosity and my desire to find out more about how I could tweak my diet even further in that direction. Somewhere […]

The “juice” question?

I have been asked a few times about what I mean by “juice” on my lifestyle page.  I thought it was worth some clarification.

All the juice I drink is vegetable juice.  We purchased a twin gear juicer (picture attached) and we make our own juice most mornings and evenings (and by ‘we’ I mean mostly Maribeth, my juicing queen).  Now that I’m putting this picture of our juicer on this site, it almost feels like I should have a name for ‘her’.  I have no idea why, but from this moment on I’m going to call her Sheila for referencing purposes.

It is very important to note that I steer away from juicing most fruits.  Most fruits have a lot of natural sugar which has a very acidic effect on your body.  The exceptions I make are lemons and limes.  While these are acidic fruits, they have a very alkalizing affect on your body.  I will throw in half of an apple once in awhile to change up the flavor, but mostly I do all green veggies.  If you are just starting to juice, you can also use carrots, beets and bell peppers for some sweeter flavor.  Please note that these are more acidic then green veggies so use them sparingly.  Sheila does most of her work with cucumbers, celery, lettuces, kale, red cabbage, zucchini, broccoli and parsley.  We also add a chunk of ginger root to most of our juices for flavor, but use sparingly or Sheila will make it burn!

If you have any questions or comments, please click on the comment bubble at the top of this post!

There is a link on our ‘resources’ page for more information on types of juicers (Sheilas).

Happy Juicing!


Welcome to our world!

We literally feel as if we wandered into a better life!  Although we were pushed there with the crazy reality of having a disease, we are both extremely grateful for the journey that we have been on and the new reality of wellness we are […]

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