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Why some people keep avoiding Covid!

Why some people keep avoiding Covid!

We have, but this research provides suggestions why! Research says that 70% of the people in the USA have contracted the virus, and out of that 70%, 12% have had it more than once. Lutz and I have been in crowds of people with covid in […]

Restaurant Weinhaus Merowingerhof on the Rhein

Restaurant Weinhaus Merowingerhof on the Rhein

  This restaurant is a must for those who enjoy great food and an enhanced historical setting.   We loved our visit to this fantastic establishment. It was our second trip, and still outstanding food, customer service, and historic ambiance. Plus, the owner is an […]

10 Thyroid Test and How to Interpret Them

10 Thyroid Test and How to Interpret Them

Do you feel stranded, alone, and confused when you’ve had your thyroid tested, and your doctor says everything is just dandy? Yet, you’re still feeling like things are out of control? People share their health issues with me often, especially their symptoms. I always suggest […]

Navigating the Dark Ages: Tara Brach

Navigating the Dark Ages: Tara Brach

  My cousin Amy introduced me to the best podcast and website. Her name is Tara Broch, and the title of this week’s discussion/meditation is Navigating the Dark Ages. This talk helps process all that has been going on and how to respond to some […]

Restaurants With Gluten-Free French Fries

Restaurants With Gluten-Free French Fries

  This month’s resource is one of those questionable resources. I don’t eat at fast-food restaurants. They use not-so-friendly ingredients and vegetable oils that are terrible for your health. However, you’ve got to be flexible when you’re traveling and end up at the mercy of […]

Surprising Foods That Contain Gluten

Surprising Foods That Contain Gluten

  I am so used to carrying my glasses to all my shopping episodes. I read labels like a nut, and I swear the print on the food labels is shrinking on purpose, so you can’t read all the dangerous ingredients. This article by Dr. […]

Best Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix Ever!

Best Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix Ever!

  Sometimes you get lucky! I’m constantly looking for gluten-free recipes, especially those that help me create the ultimate pizza crust. Then when you find it, sometimes you have to share! I posted a few months ago a fabulous pizza cookbook that has it all, from […]

Are you being Tricked by Food Labels?

Are you being Tricked by Food Labels?

This article is perfect timing. One of the most surgery holidays is fast approaching – Easter! I drive Lutz nuts every time he picks up a store-bought granola cereal. Here’s how the conversation goes: I say, “check the label.” He says, “it’s organic.” I say, […]

Common Food Myths or Not?

Common Food Myths or Not?

  With all the new research out there about food, gut health, allergies and and and…I get so surprised about huge lists circulating myths or facts. You’d think we’d have it together. But, each day, someone comes up with a new study and BAMB. Check […]

Trying to keep up: Kids With Covid-New Risks

Trying to keep up: Kids With Covid-New Risks

  This article really shook me.  During these covid times, more and more families are relying on door-delivers or drive-through restaurants for their meals. This approach to nurturing children’s health has already been put to the test and the USA is scoring the highest for […]

37 Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes!

37 Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes!

I love all my cookie recipes, but sometimes I need inspiration. It’s not easy to whip up a batch of cookies on the boat or in the RV, but these seem reachable! Check this site out for some new ideas for the holidays or any […]

Seven Ways to do Intermittent Fasting.

Seven Ways to do Intermittent Fasting.

  Food or no food? One day or two days? Broth or water? These are questions that come to mind when considering intermittent fasting. Now, I’m from the ’60s, and we used to fast for days on end to prove what I’m not sure, but […]

6 MInd-Blowing Reasons You Should Take Selenium

6 MInd-Blowing Reasons You Should Take Selenium

  Seven years ago, when I started this thyroid journey, I was informed that most people are low in this mineral and especially people with Thyroid challenges. So yes, I was tested, and woo…I was a candidate. Last month, I tested again and had normal […]

Best Gluten-Free Pizza Cookbook EVER!

Best Gluten-Free Pizza Cookbook EVER!

  Ok, if I were allowed one last meal, it would be pizza.  When I started this gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free journey in 2014, I was devastated that I could no longer have pizza. I worked really hard to heal my gut and begin to […]

Can you mix covid vaccines?

Can you mix covid vaccines?

  This became a HUGE question for me and Lutz. Sure you can mix them but…should you? We received AzrtaZeneca on May 1, 2021. Our next scheduled shot was for July 19, 2021, however, we are in a hurry to get to the USA and […]

Would You Do Better On A Different Thyroid Medication?

Would You Do Better On A Different Thyroid Medication?

  When I first started on this thyroid journey, I did my investigation and even tried changing my medication to Armour Thyroid, but…I was not able to take it for some reason. However, I did have an exceptional Doctor at the time who knew I […]

What are Lectin and How Do They Affect Our Gut?

What are Lectin and How Do They Affect Our Gut?

  I’ve had chronic inflammation for at least the past 7 years. If you’re suffering from an autoimmune disease (IBS, lupus, arthritis, Hashimoto, celiac, MS, etc.), this article might help you get to the root cause of your inflammation and/or help you understand the damage […]

What is the difference between Probiotics and Prebiotics?

What is the difference between Probiotics and Prebiotics?

  It wasn’t until last month that I had to really take a deeper look into the difference and come to grips with the fact that I had a severely leaky gut. I can hear all my friends now. WHAT, YOU?  I know, I know, […]

Functional Doctor in Kaiserslautern

Functional Doctor in Kaiserslautern

Locating a functional doctor in the USA is pretty easy to do, but you might have to give up a kidney to pay for the appointment. Finding a functional doctor overseas can be just as challenging. But as luck would have it (now that I […]

Sweet Internet Finds

Sweet Internet Finds

  I could fill this section with so many great sites, but I’m not going to bore you….lol. Below are a couple of new cooking sites I enjoy going back to often and a couple of sites for discovering new adventures and places in the […]

Sweet Netflix Movies

Sweet Netflix Movies

  One way I get my body up and out of the reading chair is to watch a movie. It keeps me on my eclipse for an hour, and then the next day, I can’t wait to get back on and finish the last half. […]

Sweet Reads

Sweet Reads

Sweet Books Reads: There’s nothing like a good read to lift the lockdown feeling! I usually have several books going at the same time. Don’t ask…it depends on my mood! I love historical novels, cultural, political, and controversial books, comedy, mysteries, and adventure thrillers. Here […]

The Vegan World

The Vegan World

This is an interesting community, and I have all the respect in the world for their mission and way of life. It’s refreshing and definitely takes a serious approach to clean eating, avoiding harmful elements, and helping the environment. I’ve discovered a few sites that […]

Vegetarian Diet for Newcomers

Vegetarian Diet for Newcomers

  This month I’m sharing some information about the Vegetarian protocol. It’s becoming more popular with the onset of news regarding the dangers of antibiotics and meat. This way of life might be an alternative for some of you looking to slowly move away from […]

The Ketogenic Diet: A Detailed Beginner’s Guide to Keto

The Ketogenic Diet: A Detailed Beginner’s Guide to Keto

I had no idea that there were several versions of the keto diet. Standard ketogenic diet (SKD): This is a very low-carb, moderate-protein, and high-fat diet. It typically contains 75% fat, 20% protein, and only 5% carbs (1Trusted Source). Cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD): This diet […]

Is Paleo A Good Starting Point For you?

Is Paleo A Good Starting Point For you?

  There are so many new eating protocols out there and it can get really confusing: Keto, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, and more. I think the best place to start is with your doctor and hopefully, they embrace a functional doctor approach. I am a firm […]

Reading Supplements like a Pro!

Reading Supplements like a Pro!

  At this time of our lives with the virus situation, many of us are becoming more mindful of what we eat and how to enhance our nutritional intake. There are so many supplements out there but reading the labels can be like reading a […]

Where Did Many Of Our Well Loved Recipes Originate?

Where Did Many Of Our Well Loved Recipes Originate?

  I’ve got 3 wonderful resources today that have greatly influenced my thinking and recipes regarding their origins and paying respect to the people who have passed them on. Did you ever wonder were some of those yummy recipes came from? I have and decided […]

How Can I Help You? by Jesse Sparks

How Can I Help You? by Jesse Sparks

  Wooo, gentle yet direct! How close are you to your black “friends”? This is an eye-opener for those of us who have black acquaintances, co-workers, neighbors, friends, and/or relatives. It’s also a great resource for people of color to share with friends that are […]

Where do we go from here? by Pinch of Yum

Where do we go from here? by Pinch of Yum

  This article was so great. It’s the kind of post that motivates you to action…plus Lindsey’s site is amazing! I encourage you all to take a peek at her site, Pinch of Yum! Lindsey lives in Minnesota and has seen first hand the fight […]

CNN’S Good Stuff

CNN’S Good Stuff

  After a month in quarantine (with more to come), I’m ready for some good stuff! I don’t know about you but I’m beginning to feel overwhelmed with the daily bombardment of sad news and have limited myself to once a day updates plus a […]

Autoimmune & CoronaVirus

Autoimmune & CoronaVirus

  I read this article and it “inspired” me to begin my lockdown early. So I’ve had plenty of time to read, cook and definitely do some cross-checking on recent articles regarding this virus, from conspiracies to bats. There are days I just give up […]

Helping Children understand the CornoaVirus

Helping Children understand the CornoaVirus

  Hi, my dear friends, This has been a very unusual month of chaos and stress, mostly brought on by uncontrollable circumstances. Like many of you, we’ve had to deal with unreal challenges facing our lives as well as loved ones. From doctor bills to canceling […]

Gluten-Free Diet Plan: What to Eat, what to Avoid

Gluten-Free Diet Plan: What to Eat, what to Avoid

What a great article for those just starting out on this road to health. It can be mind-boggling but seriously it’s a mindset. I discovered that I could still cook and eat the things I enjoy with a few changes. If you are wondering what […]

The 56 Most Common Names for Sugar (Some Are Tricky)

The 56 Most Common Names for Sugar (Some Are Tricky)

  If you’ve thought about doing a 30 Day no sugar cleanse I suggest you read this first. It’s an article written by Adda Bjarnadottir MS, LN one of the writers for the Healthline website. This is a concise, short, simple, and direct article about hidden […]

Going Dairy-Free?

Going Dairy-Free?

  EVEN if you don’t have thyroid challenges but are experiencing upper respiratory problems and frequent occurring sinus and ear infections…continue reading! People are always telling me “My sinus are killing me and always draining,” I say “try stopping dairy for a week.” They immediately respond […]

Cognitune –  Smarter Health

Cognitune – Smarter Health

10 Health Benefits of Bone Broth Protein Powder Supplements! This site is loaded with information! I love their list of ten benefits of Bone Broth! Check it out and if you need a recipe for making your own check out mine! Crockpot Boney Broth is a quick and easy […]

The Healthy Foodie

The Healthy Foodie

  This lady is incredible. I found her site five years ago and loved what she was doing. She took Paleo to another level for me and made it alive and provided some great recipes that helped me along the way and also inspired me. […]

Paleo Grubs

Paleo Grubs

Paleo Grubs is radical…seriously! If you’re thinking about changing or adding some delicious Paleo recipes to round out your meals, this is the place. It’s so cool. I even bought their download book and use it a lot. The recipes are simple and the pictures […]

National Academy of Hypothyroidism

National Academy of Hypothyroidism

National Academy of Hypothyroidism Who We Are The National Academy of Hypothyroidism is a group of thyroidologists, headed by Kent Holtorf, M.D., David Brownstein, M.D., Denis Wilson, M.D., Michael Freidman, N.D., and Mary Shomon, who are dedicated to the promotion of scientifically sound and medically […]

The Hypothyroid Mom & Infertility

The Hypothyroid Mom & Infertility

  This site was one of the first sites I discovered while finding my way. She’s like a “rebel WITH a cause”. Her story of finding her way after miscarrying is pretty amazing. I know two people who went through similar situations and after changing their […]

Supplements That Should Be Taken With Food, by Suzy Cohen

Supplements That Should Be Taken With Food, by Suzy Cohen

With the number of supplements, most of us take, it can get confusing when to take them and how. This article is super for knowing which ones are critical to take with food to get the maximum absorption. Suzy shares some simple information on how […]

12 Ways to Winterize Your Body

12 Ways to Winterize Your Body

It looks like winter is not giving up! Seriously, I’ve been in contact with so many people in the USA who are getting hit hard with a winter cold. Even on this side of the pond in Germany, we’re feeling it. I love to read […]

Why shouldn’t I eat soy?

Why shouldn’t I eat soy?

  Ok, I’ve had so many people ask me why “I” don’t eat soy products…I know many folks out there eat it including the vegetarian and vegan communities and have no problems. But I thought that as well until I stopped eating it and my […]

The 6-Week Plan to Heal Your Brain

The 6-Week Plan to Heal Your Brain

This article provides you with REAL SERIOUS food for thought to ponder. Dr. Hyman has laid it all out in 7 steps to regain your brain! The 6-Week Plan to Heal Your Brain is a great start in creating unforgettable memories that not only feed […]

Looking for RESEARCHED based nutrition Facts?

Looking for RESEARCHED based nutrition Facts?

This site brings me pure joy. Dr. Michael Greger is bright, intelligent and presents his findings in a hilarious manner which keeps me entrenched in his short audio discussions. Seriously if you have 2-3 minutes a day to listen to his amazing research findings that blow […]

The People’s Pharmacy

The People’s Pharmacy

  This is a great site for all your home remedies! It addresses options for traditional and non-traditional remedies for dealing with daily health challenges. I especially like the way they present both sides of traditional and herbal options. Check it out and keep in […]

Working My Magic

Working My Magic

  Yes, I do have magic and you’re going to need it if you’re planning to cook some of these amazing dishes I’ve created on a boat, an RV, or in your home. People always ask how on earth did you do this in your […]

Barlow Herbals

Barlow Herbals

Are you interested in herbal healing treatments and research? You’ve got to check out this new site I found. These folks are real people and took over their botanist father’s business when he died. All their supplements are gathered and produced by themselves. I happen […]

The Healthy Foodie

The Healthy Foodie

  I discovered Sonia’s site, The Healthy Foodie, when I first started out on this adventure in 2013 and even bought her cookbook, which I recommend highly: Paleo Home Cooking. Sonia has branched off into other healthy food recipes adding a few organic dairy products here and there […]

The Essential Thyroid Cookbook

The Essential Thyroid Cookbook

  I was asked to read their cookbook, The Essential Thyroid Cookbook, and got more than I bargained for. This book has a plethora of concise, easy to understand research that makes SENSE! Plus Jill and Lisa are experts and have personal experiences in the […]

Izabella Wentz, The Thyroid Pharmacist

Izabella Wentz, The Thyroid Pharmacist

  I’m asked a lot of questions from boaters, campers, and friends ranging from cooking to supplements. The one question that tends to pop up most is: “Where can I read about thyroid and other autoimmune challenges? There’s so much online it can be a nightmare to determine […]


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