Approved Foods


It's no secret that I have a plethora of health issues and now have significant food allergies. I'm diabetic, I have a kidney transplant, I have heart issues, I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and now Rosacea.  Due to these health issues, I can no longer have anything made from/with/of any type of wheat, rices, dairy, … Continue reading Approved Foods

Looking For A New Place


So, I'm looking for a new place to live in a short time frame.  Here's what I've found out.  For those suggesting craigslist for roomshares/rooms for rent, here is what is happening:   1. BOTS-a great sounding apartment with reasonable rent. You send a message and get a link to apply for a rental service/website. … Continue reading Looking For A New Place

Healthy Thursday: Cooking Simple, Healthy Fresh


Ever wonder how I create the recipes for my Simple Healthy Fresh Cookbooks?  Want to start cooking healthier?  There are some simple rules that recipes must follow to be included in the Simple Healthy Fresh cookbooks.  Here they are: 1.  They must be Simple recipes, that can include multiple steps, that anyone with a rudimentary … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Cooking Simple, Healthy Fresh

Breaking up with the Gym


  Several years have passed since I last stepped foot into the local Y, yet i'm paying for a  monthly membership on the premise that "I'll soon be healthy enough to go back to the gym." If you've been following me for any length of time here and on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/brickoneil) you know that I … Continue reading Breaking up with the Gym

Healthy at Any Cost? When Enough is Enough.


  Was reading an article on weight loss and weight maintenance, which I can't find now.  The crux was, It's easy to lose weight the first time but maintaining a weight loss forever is almost impossible.  To keep weight off, people must forever count and watch calories, carbs and/or fat grams PLUS exercise/workout for hours … Continue reading Healthy at Any Cost? When Enough is Enough.