Ugh, these look pretty worn out, thought Annie as she was putting on her walking shoes.

LJ laced his boots and picked up his backpack, “ready? Hey, it looks like we need to walk to the shopping center and look for a new pair of shoes for you. Those have had it.”

“I know, but they are so comfortable and, I have had them for so long, the sole is nearly worn out, though, and they are losing their shape. Okay, let’s see if there’s a sale at the shoe store.”

Annie and LJ moved at their usual brisk pace…


“Cookies?” Annie frowned at the box on the kitchen counter.

“As you know, carbohydrates are our body’s source of fuel. We have no energy if we don’t eat carbs,” laughed LJ as he bit into a chocolate chip cookie.

Annie gave him the side-eye, “I agree, but that cookie is not a healthy source of carbohydrates, especially since you’re getting ready to exercise. Not eating correctly before your workout means you won’t have enough energy to maximize your effort, and you won’t burn as many calories.

Ideally, two hours before exercising, you should eat healthy carbs like oatmeal or other…


Hot, hot, scorching hot,” thought LJ as the summer sun beat down on him. He paused and wiped the sweat from his brow. He had gotten up early, planning to get work done in the vegetable garden before the heat got unbearable. With each passing hour, the ground got drier, making it harder to turn the soil. It was as if the moisture had retreated deeper underground. “But isn’t that what water is supposed to do, thought LJ. “Head down to the roots?” …


Bentley licked Dani’s face. “It can’t be time to get up already,” she thought. An hour later, after running the dog, she was starting breakfast for her children. Charley joined her in the kitchen and began making fresh-squeezed orange juice, “sounds like the kids are up and at least moving,” he observed.

Dani nodded, “they think there’s no rush since they made their lunches and bathed last night, but we still need to eat, brush teeth, load up all the sports equipment bags and get out the door on time.”

Charley raised his voice, “Let’s go! …


This cooler is not a sweet drink, but it is perfect for a hot summer day or after a workout. Its cooling effects are due to the amount of water from the trio. Tomatoes and Watermelon are a source of lycopene, a phytochemical that protects the skin from harmful UV rays. Grapefruit contains spermidine, a compound that slows cell aging. And all three fruits are high in vitamin C, which supports the body’s ability to make collagen, an important hair and skin protein.

Ingredients

4 C. Watermelon peeled and chopped

2 ripe tomatoes, cored and chopped

1 large grapefruit, peeled…


The bright sun slowly moved across the skylight signaling Annie and LJ the dawn of another beautiful day in the Bay. Annie sleepily reached for her glasses, a habit that started in childhood. With them on, she could see the glass of water on the nightstand. After drinking it she started the morning routine beginning with meditation.

An hour later, in the kitchen, she found LJ making breakfast. He looked at her thoughtfully, “Annie, I’m wondering about your eyesight? I saw the report from your ophthalmologist and the eye vitamins you’re starting to take. Let’s talk about what’s going on.”


Seven Days of Breakfast for Healthy Vision

The bright sun slowly moved across the skylight signaling Annie and LJ the dawn of another beautiful day in the Bay. Annie sleepily reached for her glasses, a habit that started in childhood. With them on, she could see the glass of water on the nightstand. After drinking it she started the morning routine beginning with meditation.

An hour later, in the kitchen, she found LJ making breakfast. He looked at her thoughtfully, “Annie, I’m wondering about your eyesight? I saw the report from your ophthalmologist and the eye vitamins you’re starting to…


Easy tips for eating healthy on the go

And just like the end of their vacation, the flamingos were gone too. Anne and LJ were packed and saying goodbye to their hosts, Jim, and Rhonda in the kitchen of their Bermuda home.
“This was the trip from heaven, and just what we needed,” said Annie. Thanks for making snacks to help get us home. The airlines no longer offer meals, and there’s too much plastic waste with purchased food at the airport.”
Rhonda handed Annie two Bombay-toast sandwiches wrapped in beeswax paper. We always make and bring our own. It…


Blue milk? LJ reached into the refrigerator and picked up the glass bottle. He looked at Annie, who was flipping a vegan pancake for breakfast. “Annie, do you remember watching Luke Skywalker in an early Star Wars movie drinking blue milk?”

Annie gave LJ the side-eye and smiled, “yes.”

“So why is there blue milk in our refrigerator?”

“I was wondering when you were going to notice it. I started adding a small amount of spirulina to the cashew milk when making it. Spirulina is an algae with antioxidant, anticancer, and antiviral properties. It is also known to combat obesity…


“Here comes the sun, little Darlin.

Here comes the sun, I say

It’s alright

It’s alright. “

Annie gently sang the words to Nina Simone’s Famous Here Comes the Sun song in LJ’s ear. She nudged him, “sweetheart, we are getting ready to land in Cancun, time to wake up.” LJ opened his eyes and sang the next stanza,

“It’s been a cold lonely winter

Little Darlin

It feels like years since we’ve been here.”

They looked at each other and sang,

“Here comes the sun

Aren’t you glad to see it?

I say, yeah.

It’s alright

It’s alright.”

”…

Andrea Breaux

Andrea started Healthyhealingeats.com based on her goal to inspire a shift in consciousness that recognizes food-as-medicine and the core of good health.

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