Activated Charcoal - Healthy or Hype?

Activated Charcoal – Healthy or Hype?

Activated charcoal seems to be attracting attention in the health and beauty industries these days. Some say that it has the amazing ability to pull toxins out of the pores of the skin, and that it can absorb between 100 and 200 times it’s weight in impurities. What about the medical side of activated charcoal? …read more

Computer Games - Beneficial or Hazardous?

Computer Games – Beneficial or Hazardous?

Computer and video games – quite a craze these days! This is not limited to the kids or teens, either. More and more people over the age of 40 are getting into playing computer games. Computer solitaire, sudoku, mahjong, and candy crush are just a few that come to mind but there are hundreds (probably …read more

Chocolate Sweet Potato Muffins - Gluten Free!

Chocolate Sweet Potato Muffins – Gluten Free!

These unusual and tasty muffins have a moist texture and make a super healthy snack. The sweet potato (or yam) provides loads of vitamins, minerals and fiber. The muffins can be made dairy free if you choose to add unsweetened almond milk instead of dairy milk.   Prep time: 20 minutes, which includes steaming of …read more

Sweet Potato and Yam - Is There a Difference?

Sweet Potato and Yam – Is There a Difference?

Sweet potatoes and yams are becoming more popular, as evidenced in restaurant fare with the current trend of ‘sweet potato fries’. Most people know that both sweet potatoes and yams are root vegetables that are good for us. We tend to use the two names interchangeably – but are sweet potatoes actually different from yams? If …read more

How Stress Can Make You Fat!

How Stress Can Make You Fat!

We all have stress in our lives – it really is unavoidable. Some stress is healthy for us but excessive amounts can cause all sorts of health issues. So what effect does a high level of stress have on our weight? It seems that as the general stress level in our society increases, so does …read more

Raw Chocolate Smoothie

Raw Chocolate Smoothie

This is a wonderfully creamy and delicious smoothie, full of antioxidants, nutrients and protein. Raw chocolate (cacao) is amazingly healthy. This smoothie is great for breakfast or before your morning workout. Yum – chocolate for breakfast! Enjoy! Yield: 2 servings   Ingredients: 1 apple, chopped ½ banana, broken into pieces 1 handful dark leafy greens 2 cups …read more

The Magic of Homemade Soup

The Magic of Homemade Soup

Homemade soups can be magical, healing, comforting foods for us, especially homemade chicken noodle soup. Anytime someone is under the weather, feeling chilled to the bone or needing some form of comfort (physical or perhaps emotional) – homemade broth based soup can do the trick! That is the legacy our Grandmothers left us! Undoubtedly there …read more

Sugar - The Sweet Health Hazard!

Sugar – The Sweet Health Hazard!

  A number of years ago fat was considered to be a health hazard – the cause of many chronic health issues. Well, times have changed and research is proving this to be inaccurate. New studies are finding that fat is not so hazardous after all – it is actually sugar that is causing many health issues! So, why …read more

Glucose and Fructose - What's The Difference?

Glucose and Fructose – What’s The Difference?

There are so many names for sugar – it can be quite confusing! Glucose and fructose are two of those names that we often see used a lot in health literature and on food labels. So how is glucose different from fructose? Is one better than the other? Glucose and fructose are the two simple …read more

5 Heart Healthy Plant Foods You Might Be Overlooking

5 Heart Healthy Plant Foods You Might Be Overlooking

While February is Heart and Stroke Awareness Month, it is always a great idea to consume foods that are heart healthy. There are many widely available foods that benefit the heart and circulatory system, but these five are common foods that you might not have considered. Here’s the lowdown, including the reasons each of them …read more