What is the Immune System Anyway?

By Jane Barthelemy. When millions of viruses are present for all, why do some people tend to come down with an illness? Why are certain people always the first to catch a bug? Coronavirus is a modern variation on the common cold. Our common understanding of the immune system is mostly based on traditional beliefs, our doctors advice, our ...

25 Ways to Increase Your Oxygenation

By Jane Barthelemy. In the wake of concern for preventative measures for the corona virus, many forward-thinking people are focusing on the root issue of maximizing blood oxygen. In a healthy environment our cells are rich in oxygen, rejuvenated every night as we sleep. Optimum oxygen levels will give you more energy, enhanced brain function, and lower stress. You can overcome fatigue easily, you look and feel younger. A low oxygen environment deprives the cells of essential nutrients needed for energy to clean and rebuild. As a result our body fluids and blood can become dirty and toxic. ...

Coronavirus Precautionary Measures

Hi everybody. Since I'm traveling in Asia this month, I'm researching virus precautions. I want to share my findings with you regarding how it is spread, and how to clean surfaces. I hope it's helpful. Most important of course is to wash hands and do not touch the face, mouth, ears, nose, or the eyes. Avoid stress, get plenty of liquids, and rest. ...

Avocado Cilantro Detox Dressing

Quick. Delicious. Detoxifying. Yep, in 1 minute your tasty nutrient-dense dressing is ready. With only 5 ingredients, try it on everything! Salads, sandwiches, wraps, vegetables, quiche, crackers, chips, crudités, or as a mayo. Fresh food tastes better than store-bought dressings! Now we can clear those bottles out the fridge and enjoy real ...

Classic Golden Milk with Variations

Spike your day with this 3-minute uplifting beverage! Turmeric health benefits are widely publicized, and Golden Milk is all the rage. Oh yes, we can drink it up in every flavor. However turmeric is difficult for the body to absorb. Very few people understand how to prepare Golden Milk to optimize absorption. So the turmeric you're taking may not benefit you in any way. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, can clear inflammation, pain, and even cancer. ...

Chocolate Marble Cheesecake, Paleo and Vegan

This "no-cheese cake" tastes like PURE LOVE! My ideal cheesecake is rich, dense, and creamy, with a perfect balance of sweet and tart. Since I love chocolate, this has a dark chocolate marble swirl and a chocolate crust. Oh yeah! It's dairy-free, made with coconut butter and lemon instead of cream cheese, but you'd never guess. And unlike traditional cheesecake, there's no baking—just blend and chill. Even better, it won't cause a sugar rush or weight gain ...

Low-Carb Rosemary-Walnut Bread

Looks like bread, tastes like bread, but NO refined carbs. Hooray! A full-bodied Mediterranean-style bread with amazing flavor, you can taste the olive oil and black pepper in every bite. High-protein, gluten-free, grain-free and Paleo, it's made with almond meal, chia seeds, egg, and walnuts. This EASY bread tastes scrumptious with my Presto Pesto!, Vegan Butter, or just dip in olive oil. I'm tempted to eat the whole loaf, but I'll freeze with paper between slices so I can have one tomorrow - Ha Ha! ...

10 Steps to Smart Anti-Viral Foods & Lifestyle

By Jane Barthelemy. Our immune system is our most precious resource. In the past century, changes in the global micro-biome have challenged our delicate internal eco-systems, precipitating many of the major health issues we face today. Our environment is continually infused with new chemicals, viruses, ...

Bye-bye Colds and Flu, Virus-Busting Garlic Soup

Say good-bye to any virus! Say hello to wellness with this powerful immune-boosting soup. My personal favorite high-potency cold and flu busters are: Garlic, Coconut oil, Ginger, Reishi, Astralagus, Calendula, Oregano, and Schizandra. This recipe uses the first six, however feel free as it's very flexible - if you don't have any one ingredient, you may omit it and the soup will still be divine. Read more about how to use all these virus-busting herbs in my article: Got a Virus? Try these Anti-Viral Herbs....

Prevent a Virus with Anti-viral Herbs

By Jane Barthelemy. With coronavirus and Sars flu-like viruses floating around the world, you need to know these natural anti-viral herbs and supplements. Whether it’s a cold, flu, mumps, or something more serious, the rules for kicking a virus are the same. These safe plant-based medicines have an important place in your tool chest for basic self-care. ...

Paleo Gluten-free Blueberry Cobbler in a Cup

High in protein, low in carbs, this easy "cake in a cup" makes a nourishing breakfast or snack, just for you. Just whisk together the batter when you wake up, layer, and bake. By the time you get dressed and check messages, your breakfast is served. Enjoy it plain or with Instant Coconut Whipped Cream, if desired. Egg and almond meal make ...

I’m Writing a New Book! A Bhutan Travel Cookbook!

I'm writing another cookbook! It's big news and a major change in my life. But this will be much more than a cookbook. It will be a journey into the soul of Bhutan, a window to the original Shangri-La, a collection of true stories about how I found balance and peace in the Kingdom of Happiness. Yep. I have some important news to tell you. On a ...

Paleo-Italian Eggs with Basil and Dairy-free Spicy Cheese Sauce!

A GREAT holiday breakfast! This high-protein, low-carb, one-skillet meal has a real Sicilian flavor when you use fresh basil, rosemary, and parsley. My homemade Spicy Cheese Sauce adds a tantalizing flavor that’s completely dairy-free. That’s because the rich, mellow flavor of this cheese is so compatible with Italian foods. You'll love this sauce and will want to pour it on everything! The sauce is made of coconut butter, nutritional yeast, and lemon juice, yet tastes almost exactly like aged cheese....

Paleo Sweet Potato Latkes with Cranberry Applesauce

A traditional Hanukkah favorite! You don't have to be Jewish to love potato latkes! However these delicious babies are different. Where can you find a PALEO latke recipe without gluten, grain, dairy, sugar or nightshades? Yay! The original recipe has white potato (a nightshade) and matzo meal (wheat grain with gluten). Instead this Paleo-adapted version uses sweet potato and almond meal. EASY! Top your latkes with my Instant Cranberry Applesauce and dairy-free Coconut Sour Cream, recipes below! Yum Yum! ...

Best Dairy-free Parmesan Cheese

I invented this recipe in 2012, and I think it is the best recipe I ever created. Check it out! Never thought I’d invent Vegan Parmesan Cheese. Well, here it is! Ladies and gentlemen you can grate it, slice it, or cut into chunks. Yep. It is dairy-free and fabulicious! Instead of milk, it uses coconut butter, lemon, nutritional yeast, and Vitamin C crystals for that sharp, aged cheese flavor. This Paleo Parmesan cheese looks, tastes, slices and grates just like authentic Parmiggiano Reggiano. I can’t stop eating chunks of it as I write this post. Grate it on salads, stir it into soups, use it in Paleo Lasagna or Zucchini Spaghetti. OK, sprinkle it on everything! It’s very easy to make, just blend and chill. It freezes well and grates best when it is cool. ...

Myth-Busting “Natural” Sweeteners. It’s about FRUCTOSE, darlin’!

BEWARE when a sweetener claims to be "natural" or "low glycemic". Don't be fooled. Sugar is sugar no matter what form it's in. Here's a little-known secret to help you see clearly through marketing hype: The two primary sugars in foods are glucose and fructose. Most sweeteners are a mixture of both. Both fructose and glucose taste fabulously delicious! Yet they're both the toxic root of obesity and metabolic mayhem in the body. Together these two sugars cause or exacerbate most of our modern chronic diseases. ...

How to Kick Insomnia – Naturally

by Jane Barthelemy. Good sleep is the foundation of your health. Insomnia can literally drive you insane. Yet drugs to treat it are even worse. Join me as I explore natural solutions to restful sleep. (Yes, this is a selfie of me pretending to sleep, along with my pet stuffed tiger.) It is said that one in 10 Americans takes sleep meds, and over 80 million prescriptions for sleeping pills are filled in the US every year. Poor sleep weakens your immune system, increasing risk of Heart disease, ...

Xylitol, NOT a low calorie sweetener!

By Jane Barthelemy. Is Xylitol a healthy sweetener? Touted as a safe sugar substitute for diabetics in snacks, chewing gum, and baking, Xylitol is NOT the low-calorie sweetener it's cracked up to be. Just look at the nutrition label and you'll see it's loaded with calories and carbs. I don't accept that stripping birch bark and thus killing the ...

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Walking

Trekking on the Camino in Spain, I learned an important lesson. I walked 125 km of the trail in 8 days, which means about 15 km per day. Some days it was 25 km, some days just 8. My body was weary, however my mind and spirit felt total joy and freedom! My skeleton and musculature were gently realigned each day. Even better, I enjoyed a time of peace, a chance to be with myself away from WiFi, computer, and cell phone. Yes, I was tired, however when I arrived in Santiago de Compostela and the Finisterre ocean at the end of the trip, I felt AWESOME! ...

Maple Syrup NOT Healthy! The devil is in the details.

By Jane Barthelemy. Oh boy! I love maple syrup on my gluten-free pancakes! After all, it's pure sap from maple trees. Right? Sorry, the answer is NO. Is it really unprocessed? Unfortunately, the answer is again emphatically NO. Is maple syrup lower in sugar? NO. Does it acidify the body? YES!  As usual, the devil is in the details. This won't be my most popular post. Ha Ha!

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