Nutrition

7 Tips for Going (and Staying!) Vegan or Vegetarian

7 Tips for Going (and Staying!) Vegan or Vegetarian

By Whitney DeGroat About ten years ago, I decided to go vegetarian. (I’d stumbled across a video called “Meet Your Meat” and was so disturbed over the next few days that I couldn’t even look at a burger without hearing, “Moooooooooo!”) It lasted a few good months before I fell off the wagon. I fell […]

Reimagining the Farmers’ Market

Reimagining the Farmers’ Market

  With the weather heating up, it is the perfect time to check out your local Farmers’ Market. If you have never been, a Farmers’ Market is a place where all your local farmers can come together and sell their produce. They are great places to find new fruits or veggies that are not only […]

Cashews can make you “Happy!”

  Pharrell just seemed fitting because of the great mood boosters that cashews are. Looking to get happy naturally? Check it out! Cashews provide magnesium People who have higher levels of magnesium have a lower likelihood of having depression, central obesity and body fat percent overall Cashews have tryptophan The body requires this tryptophan to produce serotonin. […]

3 Ways to Eradicate your Superbug Exposure

3 Ways to Eradicate your Superbug Exposure

Penicillin has been one of the greatest discoveries of man. Having the ability to treat a life-threatening infection with a substance derived from mold is an amazing gift from Mother Nature. “Superbugs” are species of bacteria that have developed a resistance to standard antibiotic treatment. The overuse of antibiotics is a leading cause of this […]

3 Powerful Foods to Sneak into Your Meals Everyday!

3 Powerful Foods to Sneak into Your Meals Everyday!

I have found that cooking from scratch can often turn a kitchen into a museum of culinary creativity!  Having a colorful supply of ingredients available keeps dining at home versatile, exciting, and nutritious. Most of you already have the common household staples such as fruits, vegetables and spices. But could you take it another step […]

Sweet Potatoes: A Nutritional Powerhouse!

Sweet Potatoes: A Nutritional Powerhouse!

Well, it is November and you know what that means – Thanksgiving is almost here! And you know what that leads to? Sweet potatoes! These, contrary to what people believe, are different than yams (even though the names are used interchangeably) and are packed with nutrition. Sweet potatoes are very versatile and to experience the […]

5 Natural Ways to Detox after a Drunken Night

5 Natural Ways to Detox after a Drunken Night

You’re lying in bed. You’re head is throbbing like crazy and your stomach is twisting and turning like someone’s doing acrobatics in it. As you’re lying in bed and staring at the ceiling (that won’t stop spinning), you’re probably asking yourself: Ugh, why in the hell did I drink so much last night?! It’s all […]