How to Prepare Nopales

My yoga student at one of the corporations where I teach knows my love for trying new foods. He suggested I try these cactus pads called Nopales. They were outstanding. Nopales have a wide range of health benefits. They can aid in weight loss, prevent cancer, improve skin health, protect heart health, regulate and improve…


How are you breathing?

Have you ever taken a moment to just sit and observe your breath? The way the body inhales and exhales? Is the inhale longer than the exhale or vice versa? Where does the breath begin?  “First, take a deep breath,” I usually say to my sisters and friends when they start to get stressed. My…

Low back pain? Cancer? This might be why.

Low back pain? Cancer? This might be why! My low back had been throbbing with pain for weeks. I couldn’t get a grasp on why it was so uncomfortable. I’d sit down on the floor and this sensation would run through my spine begging to be released. It was only when I’d lay on my…


Got Shrooms? Mushroom Medicinal Properties

When I was a kid, I begged my mom for shiitake mushrooms. I couldn’t get enough. I went through a phase where they weren’t my favorite things but now, I cannot get enough. Got shrooms? My mushroom guy, Ambrose wears a shirt with this written on the back every Saturday at the Green City Market. Mushrooms…


What’s the Stink about Garlic?

Did you know there are over 300 types of garlic? I walked up to the farmers market the other week and the garlic vendor had six different types available for purchase. Some are a little spicier than others so they are a great addition to salsas. Some are easier to peel. Chewing on parsley, fennel…


Yeah, they’re fake. My real ones tried to kill me!

How do you stay grounded in the face of fear? What is the secret to getting through the hardships in life? “Laugh at yourself and your bald head,” Patti Parsons would answer in her sweet southern tone. Parsons was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at the age of 47. She had long brown hair….