Tag: wellness

How to eat a plant-based diet to stay healthy

How to eat a plant-based diet to stay healthy

Okay plant-based newbies! Let’s start with some definitions before we talk about how to eat a plant-based diet to stay healthy: Vegan: Veganism is a movement against animal cruelty. Vegans don’t eat food or buy anything, including clothes, bags, furniture, etc., that are made with animal derived ingredients. […]

Nature’s Gift of Essential Oils

Nature’s Gift of Essential Oils

All plants, seeds, roots, trees, leaves, and flowers contain aromatic and wellness properties, and those properties are considered “essential” because they make up the essence of the plant.  So, essential oils are liquid plant extracts. They are naturally occurring, and we know that nature’s gift […]

How to Use Essential Oils

How to Use Essential Oils

Essential oils are used to encourage and maintain physical wellness and health. Sounds great, but what does that mean…? Essential Oils contain the essence of a plant, including its aromatic and wellness properties. They are concentrated, liquid plant extracts which come from plant sources, including […]

The naturally healthy home

The naturally healthy home

Time for spring-cleaning!  We clean our kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, playrooms – but what kind of supplies are we using to clean those areas? Take a look at the bottles of cleanser you’re using, and I challenge you to pronounce all the ingredients! Maybe now’s the […]

Edible wild plants guide

Edible wild plants guide

Anyone who has a lawn or garden can tell you: weeds are inevitable. No matter what you carefully plant or how often you mow, weeds will prevail unless you keep on top of them daily. They’re annoying and unsightly, but guess what? Some of them […]

Eating whole foods on a budget

Eating whole foods on a budget

People in my life know that I am on a very tight budget, and live month-to-month sometimes — so when I tell them where I shop for food, (Whole Foods), they look at me in sheer disbelief.  We all know that Whole Foods is also […]

What Are the 5 Tastes?

What Are the 5 Tastes?

They’re not a Doo Wop group!  The 5 tastes are taste sensations that can be categorized into five basic tastes of: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent. Taste is important because it senses both harmful and beneficial foods, called adversive or appetitive. For example, Sweetness helps to […]

Pungent food list

Pungent food list

The pungent taste is the hottest of all five tastes and can be found in numerous vegetables (chili peppers, garlic, and onions) and in spices (black pepper, ginger, and cayenne). The difference between spicy and pungent is negligible. In small amounts, the pungent taste can […]

Ways to detox your body naturally

Ways to detox your body naturally

There are numerous ways to detox your body naturally –some more complicated and requiring equipment–however, the following are practical suggestions that can easily be added into daily life to support your natural detoxing ability. There can also be great value in more strenuous detoxing, such as colonic […]


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