Author Archives: Pure Thera Editorial

Healthy Kids & pH Levels

What is pH? Every solution is either acidic or alkaline, including our body fluids. The body is designed to maintain a constant pH 7.4 in the blood. It does this by depositing and withdrawing acid and alkaline minerals from the bones, soft tissues, body fluids (blood, saliva, and urine). Your pH levels are usually more acidic in […]

Go Organic Without Breaking the Bank

What does organic mean? To earn the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s organic certification, the land must be free from prohibited substances such as synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and other toxins for at least three years. For most, organic means less processed or unprocessed foods. The top reasons for organic usage are the absence of pesticides and […]

Whole Foods on a Budget

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I’m happy to tell you that eating whole foods on an extremely limited budget is possible. Notice, I didn’t say easy. It takes commitment, planning and determination, but it can be done! I was surprised when I was able to purchase food for a small family of two with the amount that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance […]

What’s a Natural Flavor, Anyway?

What is this? Amyl acetate, amyl butyrate, amyl valerate, anethol, anisyl formate, benzyl acetate, benzyl isobutyrate, butyric acid, cinnamyl isobutyrate, cinnamyl valerate, cognac essential oil, diacetyl, dipropyl ketone, ethyl acetate, ethyl amyl ketone, ethyl butyrate, ethyl cinnamate, ethyl heptanoate, ethyl heptylate, ethyl lactate, ethyl methylphenylglycidate, ethyl nitrate, ethyl propionate, ethyl valerate, heliotropin, hydroxyphenyl-2-butanone (10 percent […]

My Unofficial Costco Organic Foods List

“Costco Organic Foods” is a list I originally put together for my son-in-law, David in 2008. He has a Costco membership, but lives a distance from a store. Because, he will be the one driving to the store and shopping, he wanted to know what organic food products I found at Costco (Sam’s has similar […]

Almost Free Bone Broth

It’s that time of year, when we fight the flu and colds. Bone Broth is a super-nutritious way to fortify your body. I have regularly made chicken soup with a whole chicken, but I’ve never made broth from bones. This recipe is a way to have a nutritious broth (and then soup), at a fraction […]

Good GOOT

GOOT: Garlic Oil Ointment Effective Remedy for Colds and Flu This year, the cold and flu season came early. I’m always on the lookout for effective home remedies. Do you automatically reach for Vicks VaporRub when you or your kids have a cold or the flu? While there are many healthful ingredients in Vicks VaporRub, […]

Wholesome Treats…Isn’t an Oxymoron

Let’s admit it…we LOVE our snacks. That’s what makes eating healthy such a chore. We’re addicted to chips and cookies and ice cream. Snacking on junk food is the number one reason people won’t give whole foods a chance. What would you say if I told you, “You can eat healthy and still have your […]

Company Herb Roasted Lamb Chops

Herb Roasted Lamb Chops This is an easy recipe that is sure to please company: You’ll Need: 6 large garlic cloves, pressed 1½ tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, lightly crushed 1½ tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, lightly crushed 2 teaspoons salt 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil (plus one) 8 — 1¼-inch-thick lamb loin chops (eight chops come […]

Aspartame Poisoning

You either love or hate him, depending if you lean right or left politically. Glenn Beck is a conservative radio and TV host, known for his provocative TV show, “The Glenn Beck Program” and a daily radio program.  Beck’s programs fuse “Entertainment and Enlightenment.” Beck has been in the news for his summer Washington DC […]