Monday, January 9, 2017

Call the Governor NOW and Pass S2335 to License NDs in MA!

The bill to license naturopathic doctors is on Governor Baker's desk and we need your support.

If you have not yet called the Governor’s office, please do so today! You can be brief as in:

I am calling in support of S2335 the naturopathic licensure bill. 
Governor’s # 617.725.4005

THEN CALL:#1 Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Health and Human Services, 617-573-1600.#2 Monica Bharel, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 617-624-6000

ASK that Sudders/Bharel support the governor to sign S 2335, Board of Registration in Naturopathy.

Leave your full name, address, and contract information. The main receptionist at these names might take the messages or the calls might be diverted to the legislative staff for each agency. 

THANK YOU for any assistance you can provide.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Top Five Pantry Essentials helped me survive 2016 - will help you thrive in 2017!

Looking to start 2017 on the right foot with a pantry (and freezer) stocked with healthy, time-saving essentials? Look no are my top picks that helped me get through 2016 with ease.

1. Organic Minced Ginger from The Ginger People - add to smoothies, salad dressings and stir fry in place of fresh ginger root. A smoothie with frozen peaches or mango, carrot juice and lots of ginger really brightens up the morning!

Organic Minced Ginger

2. Maesri Red Curry Paste - follow the directions on the can, adding coconut milk to make a simple curry sauce than can be used for vegetables, tofu or rice. This red curry paste is gluten free, Maesri also makes a Yellow Curry Paste that is tasty but not gluten free.
Maesri Thai red curry - 4 oz x 2 cans

3. Brown Rice Vermicelli - use the Mamy instant brand available at Stop & Shop or another instant whole grain brown rice noodle because it cooks in 2-3 minutes and then toss the noodles with soy sauce, curry sauce or use in your favorite spring roll or stir fry.

4. Papou's Sprouted Frozen Falafel - made in Maine and available at Whole Foods Market and Common Crow Market, Gloucester, MA. These falafel got me though spring of 2016 when I moved twice in a month! They cook up in minutes and I had them on top of salad and dressed with tahini multiple times a week.

5. Amore All Natural Pesto Paste - it's vegan (dairy free)! Use this on top of pasta, mixed into rice or quinoa, or in your favorite soup to instantly add the flavors of fresh basil and garlic when you don't have time to chop them yourself. Available at Stop & Shop near the tubes of tomato paste.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Spicy Garlic Kale

I love kale so much, the joke around my house is that if I was in a band, it would be called "Kale on the Side".
(I would be the tambourine girl, of course)

I make this quick kale at least a few times a week as a side dish because if the main dish doesn't include kale, I'm sad.
This method works with both lacinato (Tuscan) kale or heartier green or purple curly varieties.

Spicy Garlic Kale

1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped
2-4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
sea salt and pepper to taste

  1. Heat 1-2 tsp olive oil over medium heat
  2. Add garlic and red pepper flakes, heat 3 minutes
  3. Add kale and saute for 5-7 minutes (maybe longer for heartier leaves)
  4. Finish with sea salt and black pepper

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Immune Support Class October 22, 2016 2:30-4:00pm

Immune Support for the Whole Family


I will discuss natural ways you and your family can prevent colds & flu this season. She will also share traditional and cutting-edge methods for treating colds, sore throats, sinus congestion and ear aches with nutrition, home remedies, homeopathy and herbal medicine.

Saturday October 22, 2016

Register Online (click the Classes Tab)