the author and her homegrown cabbageWelcome

Let thy kitchen be thy apothecary
and let foods be thy medicine

—Hippocrates

I'm in my mid-50s, and people say that aging is a b*tch. But I have had health issues (mainly invisible and not age-related) for most of my life, including scoliosis, joint and back pain, hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, seronegative arthritis, plantar fasciitis/foot pain, headaches, food sensitivities, candidiasis, fatigue, insomnia, endometriosis, and depression/anxiety (ya think?).

I’ve created these pages with intertwined goals:

I want to share how much better I feel since eating a mainly plant-based, whole foods, gluten-free diet, and provide some support and ideas for other folks with food sensitivities, or illnesses that might improve with food-related changes.

I also want to share my belief that eating a healthy plant-based diet rather than the Standard American Diet (SAD) naturally leads us to eat more consciously. What we eat is an ethical choice we all make each day, whether consciously or not. Considering what we eat can improve our health AND help make the world a better place — for the animals, the environment, humanity’s overall health, and for future generations.

I hope that the experience and information I share may provide some benefit to you as you consider (or continue) a journey toward improved health, and conscious eating.

abi gezunt! Be healthy... and kind!