The Importance of Fat In Your Winter Diet

By |November 23rd, 2014|

During the colder months, energy moves inward and we gain strength from salty foods like seeds, legumes, nuts and grains. Cook root vegetables and grains with stock, onions and spices.

Sugar, caffeine, and processed, packaged foods can cause the body to stay stuck in a cycle of stress and inflammation. To break the cycle and […]

A DIY Yogurt Mask To Overhaul Damaged Skin

By |November 10th, 2014|

If seasonal changes wreak havoc on your skin—reach for some yogurt. But whatever you do, don’t eat it all. Turn it into a treatment for your skin.
That’s what leading skin care brands are doing. Some are creating entire product lines based on the benefits of probiotics. And this is no passing trend. These beneficial […]

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    Food As Medicine: Building Immunity Through Conscious Dietary Choices

Food As Medicine: Building Immunity Through Conscious Dietary Choices

By |October 24th, 2014|

What does a human being need to thrive? A person’s needs match those of the ecosystem: air, water, protection from harsh elements, food, energy and inter-relationship.

Carbon, water, nitrogen, oxygen—the same materials that comprise the Earth, also make up our own blood and bones, our breath and our brains. Our shedding hair, skin, tears, and […]

Motherwort: An Herbal Ally For Anxiety

By |October 15th, 2014|

There is a tendency to regard herbal medicine in the same light as the pharmaceutical variety –  take this herb for this symptom, take that herb for that problem – when really we ought to think of herbs in an entirely different way.  Some use words such as allies or support. Others think of […]

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    Eating Right During The Second Trimester: 5 Important Elements

Eating Right During The Second Trimester: 5 Important Elements

By |September 29th, 2014|

The second trimester is when most women breathe a sigh of relief. Generally the risk of miscarriage is gone, the belly starts to show, and happy announcements are made. During this phase, it’s important to start eating for two. Nutrition for the second trimester should focus on five important elements that are vital for […]

Back To School: 4 Healthy, Hassle-Free Meals

By |September 17th, 2014|

As we get back into the school year, it’s important to make a weekly dinner plan with your household that everyone will enjoy. This practice will bring everyone together to share stories, reduce stress at mealtime, and promote everyone’s good health. Here are four back-to-school healthy, hassle-free meals that everyone can help put together!
Caramelized […]