Your health is your most important asset
Annette Falconett
10:23 am

Eating on the Road

So what do I take with me on the road to eat? I carry lettuce, olives, organic olive oil and apple cider vinegar. I make my own salads. I have traveled with wild-caught salmon and green beans. I will carry chicken or pre-cooked hamburgers. I always have some veggies with me too. Read More

Annette Falconett
1:30 pm

Super Foods

Super foods are natural food sources with highly concentrated, complex supply of high quality nutrients with the least negative properties. The magazines are pushing them as diet aids. The truth is they are not always low in calories, but, for the number of calories present, they are always high in nutrients. They are an excellent addition to any healthy diet. Read More

Annette Falconett
5:57 am

Family Fun

I know we laughed a lot that day. I don’t remember who won the game. And it doesn’t matter. What is important is we spent time together and had FUN! Read More

Annette Falconett
1:59 pm

Autoimmune Disease

Why is Autoimmune disease so hard to cure – or even diagnose? The truth is this:  We cannot change what we do not understand. Autoimmune disease robs our youth, steals our years and ruins lives... But it CAN be reversed and put into remission. Read More

Annette Falconett
5:33 am

You Can't Have Your Fake Cake and Eat It Too

One Wednesday while walking I noticed birthday cake that had not quite make it to the trashcan. For cake that had been there three or four days it looked pretty fresh. It actually looked like it could have just fallen off someone’s plate. The cake being about a foot away from the trashcan didn’t surprise me. Someone was sloppy and no one picked up after them. The lack of ants and flies surprised me. Then appalled me. What was in that cake that the ants wouldn’t touch? Or had the park been so heavily treated with pesticides that there were no ants? And if it was pesticides maybe this wasn’t a nice little park. I know there are raccoons in the area because one visits my deck, and there are rats here too. So why hadn’t the night critters eaten that cake? Read More

Annette Falconett
8:20 am

Cold Sores

Cold sores, fever blisters, herpes simplex virus 1. Whichever name you use, I get them. Yuck. And I get OCD about them and the possibility of passing them to someone else. Paper napkins preferred when I have one. No one should share a towel with me. Don’t drink after me or eat off my plate. Don’t put your head on my pillow. When I apply a topical I immediately wash my hands and would prefer to use a paper towel to dry them and then throw it out. Eating out brings its’ own angst. The wait staff will have to pick up my napkin. I make sure I fold it so the part that touched my lip is on the inside and not where they will touch it. I start this behavior at the first tingle and continue to well after it’s gone. Have to be cautious in case it flares back up. Like I said, I get a bit OCD. Read More

Annette Falconett
8:00 am

Macaroons

Recently I found the following recipe on Dr. Mercola’s site. I decided to try it. I must admit I consider most recipes to be an outline. I make changes if I don’t like an ingredient used or I think they dirty too many bowls. I will follow baking recipes the first time or two to see how the ingredients work together and learn what I can and cannot tweak. When I read this macaroon recipe I knew it was a foundation from which I could make a macaroon I would like. Read More

Annette Falconett
8:28 pm

FREE Jar of Really Raw Honey

Whether you add a spoonful to your tea, drizzle some over oatmeal, or use it as a sugar substitute, honey is an indispensably sweet staple in most kitchens. But, if you’re used to buying honey that comes in the cute plastic bear bottle, you’re not getting the best quality honey. Read More

Annette Falconett
8:00 am

Scars

When I took my daughter to the hospital she had two small scars on her body. Both were from chickenpox. That changed during her hospitalization. She had a main line in her wrist which left a red, circular scar. She had a main line in one side of her neck and a dialysis port on the other side. These left scars on both sides of her neck. The dialysis port was moved from her neck to her chest. So more scars. She was too young to have so many scars. Especially such visible scars. I know the procedures that left the scars helped to save her life. So it was an acceptable trade-off. But as her mom I wanted to fix them. Make them go away. Read More

Annette Falconett
1:53 am

It’s Not My Ancestor’s Pasta

I am of Italian descent and I love my pasta. I was brought up on it. It’s a comfort food. The white pasta. None of that spinach, rice or corn stuff for me. I used to buy the run-of-the-mill brands. Then I switched to organic only. Then America started mucking with its’ wheat and I started buying pasta made in Italy. It was old wheat and they didn’t drown it in chemicals for ease of harvesting. Since I skipped most gluten by choice I ate my pasta with abandon and no guilt. Then my daughter got really sick. And our food changed. Read More

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