Tag: organic

How to make quick and easy smoothies

How to make quick and easy smoothies

My last post about the best greens for smoothies brought up a lot of questions from readers about how to make quick and easy smoothies! Which parts of the kale are used? What about the strawberry stems? Should the spinach be organic? It’s hard to […]

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 […]

Nutrition Facts About Oil

Nutrition Facts About Oil

Eating a Whole Food Plant Based diet (WFPB for short) is the magic elixir of life, like an old friend you can laugh with, like a snow-day, quitting your job, winning the lottery. There are lots of reasons why eating a Whole Food Plant Based […]

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 […]

Is Arsenic What’s in Rice?

Is Arsenic What’s in Rice?

A naturally occurring mineral with a long history as a murder weapon, Arsenic is toxic and it’s what’s in rice. Does that mean that rice is toxic? Why do we keep eating rice, considering that arsenic has been associated with lung, skin and bladder cancer, […]

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 […]


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