It’s beginning to feel like Spring! Jumpstart your health this spring. As the weather warms up people usually feel better and have more energy. It is a great time to get up, and go outside to enjoy the warmer days, sunshine and the opportunity to breathe the fresh air.  Flowers and trees are in bloom, birds are singing, and kids are outside playing. Join in the fun. Here are a few ideas for you to become more fit and healthy during the coming spring and summer. As you complete most or all of these activities reward yourself with a movie night, new shoes, a nap, or something that motivates you.

  • Track the Miles You Have Walked
  • Try a New Vegetable every week
  • Walk on a Trail
  • Plant a Garden (great way to get those veggies)
  • Spend Less Time in Front of a TV and Other Electronic Screens
  • Try Yoga
  • Drink More Water (50% of your weight in ounces)
  • Try a New Healthy Recipe
  • Be Physically Active 30 Minutes Most Days of the Week
  • Try a New Fruit every week
  • Do Yard Work
  • Eat Breakfast (most important meal of the day!)
  • Go for a Walk with Friends or Family
  • Go for a Bike Ride
  • Stop and Smell the Flowers
  • Play a Sport

While you may not be able to do all of these, try to do something every day! The more you do, the easier it will be to do more! As you increase your health, you will also increase your energy. So keep it up!


If you haven’t gotten the flu yet, DON’T! (If you do get it, here is a healing soup recipe!)

Build your immune system with a nourishing soup! Most of these ingredients are explained in the healing broth soup recipe.

Boosting your immune system is an important part of your weekly routine through the winter months when you are exposed to bacterial and viral infections. Ward off even the most difficult illness with this immune boosting soup!


  • 4-6 free-ranged, no growth hormones or antibiotics chicken thighs and/or breasts
  • 6-8 cups organic chicken stock (no salt if blood pressure is high)
  • 2 brown onions – sliced finely
  • 6-8 cloves garlic – sliced finely
  • 1 inch fresh ginger – sliced finely
  • Spicy peppercorns to taste (ground fine)
  • Sliced Shiitake or Portabella mushrooms to taste
  • Zest and juice of 3 lemons
  • 1/ 4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1-2 TB Coconut Amino Acids to taste (this adds natural salt and replaces soy sauce)
  • 1 cup finely chopped spinach
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil or as needed
  • 3 TB finely chopped scallions or green onions for garnish


  1. Sauté onions, garlic, and ginger in coconut oil until soft.
  2. Add chicken and brown.
  3. Pour in stock, cilantro, lemon juice, spinach and simmer until chicken is cooked; once cooked, remove and shred with fork.
  4. Add chicken and sliced mushrooms back into soup and simmer another 2-4 minutes.
  5. To serve, place lemon zest on the bottom of your bowl, add soup and top off with scallions.



If you are one of the unfortunate that has gotten the flu this season, try this healing broth. If you have been able to avoid it, boost your immune system with this Immune Boost Soup recipe here.

Healing Broth is a powerful mineral-rich liquid that carries the essence of vitally nutritious vegetables, herbs, & spices in a way that is easy for the body to digest, assimilate, and utilize. You will find this recipe as comforting as it is nourishing. The ingredients of this simple recipe help to provide tremendous healing benefits to both the body and soul.

Carrots help to lower blood pressure, reduce edema, relax muscles, steady nerves, and balance cognitive function. Onions & garlic have powerful antiviral & antibiotic properties and can help eliminate heavy metals and parasites from the body.

Cilantro, Parsley & shiitake mushrooms contain an excellent bioavailable form of iron which helps to keep your blood strong and prevent anemia and are also rich in zinc which is highly beneficial for treating viral issues and strengthening the immune system. Ginger & turmeric root helps reduce inflammation and improve liver function and aids in keeps your hair growing strong and skin healthy and vibrant.

Kale or Collard Greens are highly nutritious and offer a variety of health benefits. They rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and can also minimize your risk of developing certain diseases. A Harvard-based study concluded that those who eat eight or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily, particularly green, leafy vegetables, are 30 percent less likely to have a stroke or heart attack. Eating greens may also protect against certain cancers, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. Collard, turnip, kale and mustard greens are nutritional powerhouses with distinct flavors. Mix them or eat them separately to enjoy their powerful tastes.

Chicken, Beef or Lamb bone with marrow made as a broth is rich in minerals that support the immune system and contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline.

The collagen in bone broth heals your gut lining and reduces intestinal inflammation. In addition, collagen supports healthy skin and can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Also, the glycine in bone broth can detoxify your cells from chemicals and improve brain function.

This incredibly healing broth can be made in advance & stored in the fridge. Simply heat up only what you need and place in a thermal mug for warm sipping throughout the day. This broth has the miraculous ability to be both healing, cleansing, and nourishing all at the same time and is a wonderful addition to any health regime.

Healing Broth

Chicken carcass, large lamb or beef bone with marrow (omit if vegetarian)
1 large bunch of Kale or Collard Greens, chopped
4 carrots, chopped or 1 sweet potato, cubed
2 stalks of celery, roughly chopped
2  onions, sliced
1 cup cilantro or parsley, finely chopped
1 cup of shiitake mushrooms, fresh or dried (optional)
2 tomatoes, chopped (optional – nightshades)
1 bulb of garlic (about 6-8 cloves), minced
1 inch of fresh ginger root
1 inch of fresh turmeric root
8 cups of water
Optional: Cheyanne, Chili peppers or red pepper flakes (these are nightshades)

Place all the ingredients in a pot and bring to a gentle boil. Turn heat down to low and allow to simmer for about 1-2 hours. Strain and sip for a mineral rich, healing and restorative broth or remove bones and leave the veggies in to enjoy as a light healing soup.


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