Plant-Based

Should I take vitamin B12

Should I take vitamin B12

If you are considering transitioning to a plant-based diet or have done so already, you have probably come across some conflicting information regarding vitamin B12. Some sources claim that a vegan diet is dangerous because of the risk of vitamin B12 deficiency. On the other […]

Top 5 benefits of spirulina

Top 5 benefits of spirulina

A circular network of blues and greens,  Spirulina is a microscopic algae that was originally used by NASA astronauts as a dietary supplement. It’s name comes from the spiral shape, and is a photosynthetic bacterium found in marine and fresh waters. Spirulina exhibits amazing anti-inflammatory […]

Understanding food nutrition labels

Understanding food nutrition labels

Part of being plant-strong and eating whole foods is understanding food nutrition labels. Quite frankly, part of being healthy in any capacity is knowing how to read nutrition labels. More and more, we are demanding to know what’s on our plates and how what we […]

Do soy products cause cancer

Do soy products cause cancer

As a breast cancer survivor of almost 15 years (yay!), I have had a very complicated relationship with soy. Most minimally processed organic soy foods are safe and healthy, but a lot has been written about the dark side of soy – specifically the phytoestrogens […]

How to stop binge eating

How to stop binge eating

Well, it’s happened. I had an exhausting week, and came home from work tired, stressed and strung out. The last thing I wanted to do was cook. Didn’t even have the energy to boil water for tea. That’s pretty pathetic! So, I did what any […]

Your guide to pesticides in produce

Your guide to pesticides in produce

Did you know that pesticides remain inside fruits and veggies even after they have been washed?  That the pesticides can’t be washed or peeled off? Every day we are ingesting a cocktail of chemicals – about 230 different pesticides and pesticide by-products on peaches, apples, spinach, […]

Top 7 reasons to eat organic

Top 7 reasons to eat organic

When I think about my great-great-grandparents, I think about how they ate foods that were so much healthier than what we have today. They ate all natural, locally grown potatoes, beans, rice, vegetables, and fruit. They baked their own breads, and existed on a completely […]

Is raw cane sugar better than white sugar?

Is raw cane sugar better than white sugar?

My son, a newly minted college graduate, walked into our local Whole Foods, and walked out with a bottle of a well-known brand of iced tea/refreshing juice/flavored water/whatever it was — and proudly announced that it only had 24 grams of organic raw cane sugar! […]

Benefits of warm lemon water

Benefits of warm lemon water

When life gives you lemons, drink warm lemon water! There’s nothing as refreshing or cleansing, and if you make it part of your morning ritual, it will set the tone for the rest of your day.  Some of us take a brisk walk, meditate, do […]

6 Tips for Eating Out on a Plant-Based Diet

6 Tips for Eating Out on a Plant-Based Diet

So you’ve finally gotten the hang of eating plant-based, and all set with meal prep, batching your foods, and planning ahead. Your fridge is stocked with organic veggies, fruits and legumes. Except once in awhile, you’re exhausted, and can’t deal with any mess in the […]



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