Turnips, The Under Appreciated Root

A different kind of root vegetable When thinking about root vegetables most people are familiar with carrots, potatoes, and onions. There are, however, a number of other root vegetables. One overlooked vegetable, in particular, is a great addition to the diet; especially when you’re looking to eat a rainbow that has more than green veggies […]

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Earth Day Every Day – 10 Ways To Celebrate

Happy Earth Day! The start of Earth Day This annual event, celebrated on April 22 around the world, is a holiday that focuses on the environment. It’s meant to raise awareness of and appreciation for this beautiful planet that we live on. First started in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson (WI-D), the event was created […]

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Shopping The Perimeter Of The Grocery Store

Is it Safe on the Outside? There are over 50,000 items for sale in a typical grocery store. The sad truth is that most of them are not food. They are processed conglomerations of ingredients. Because of this, there’s a common myth that if you shop the perimeter of the grocery store you’ll be “safe” […]

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The Word Of The Year For 2019

Since 2013 I have picked a Word every year to be my focus for the upcoming year. As I’ve written about before it’s never an easy process.*  As a matter of fact, it can be downright difficult to pick one single word that becomes the guiding focus of the year. And oddly enough it’s amazing how […]

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The Dangers Of Glyphosate

What is Glyphosate? Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, popular weedkiller, currently used in yards, parks, and farms all over the world. Controversy has long reigned over the use of this highly effective herbicide, due to its potentially dangerous effects on health and on the natural environment. Many highly respected researchers, including Dr. Stephanie […]

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The Thanksgiving Leftovers Plan

Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  That delicious feast where we cook all of our favorite foods and enjoy family and friends gathered around the table.  A bounteous array of turkey, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, family favorite recipes, and an almost endless parade of desserts.  It is a holiday of plenty.  Erma Bombeck once said, “Thanksgiving […]

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When Probiotics Are Not A Good Choice

Health supplements are expected to reach a global market share of $278 billion by 2024. That’s a sizable market and it continues to grow. Probiotics are one of the fastest growing items in the category in the U.S. With so much focus on the microbiome and the as more information points to their effectiveness in […]

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Seasonal Superfood Recipes For Fall

Fall has arrived. And with the change in seasons comes a completely different way of eating. Instead of light and refreshing salads, it’s time for nourishing, warming, nutrient-dense foods. If you’re not familiar with the term, nutrient density is the concept of eating foods which provide a lot of nutrients for not a lot of […]

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Choosing The Right Cinnamon

Can you smell it? The apple pie roasting in the oven on a cold winter’s night?  Some of the fondest memories of my childhood involved a spice that in many parts of the country defines classical Americana, Cinnamon.   What some don’t know is that Cinnamon can do more for us than create the sweet […]

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Four Delicious Superfood Smoothies For Fall

Superfood Smoothies While smoothies are certainly more popular during the warmer months of the year, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying them during the Fall season. A superfood smoothie can be a great way to add a nutrient-dense bump to your diet. To increase your nutrition you can simply change the ingredients in your smoothies. This […]

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