Fruit

Fruit

A healthy lifestyle is the key to longevity, optimum weight, abundant energy and balance. By using fruit to satisfy our taste for sweetness, we can leave behind the use of chemical, processed and refined sweeteners.  Fruits are easy to digest, are cleansing and cooling and are great for those who are overstressed and overheated from …read more

Food Additives - Are They Dangerous?

Food Additives – Are They Dangerous?

  I recently heard a lecture by Michael Jacobson PhD, who is the co-founder of the Centre for Science in the Public Interest, an independent consumer advocacy organization that conducts innovative research in nutrition and health.  He was talking about three particular food additives that are very common in our food supply, and the health …read more

Buckwheat - Healthy & Gluten Free

Buckwheat – Healthy & Gluten Free

  The name ‘buckwheat’ is very misleading: many people mistakenly believe it is another type of wheat.  It is not a type of wheat, and it does not contain gluten.  Surprisingly, buckwheat is actually the seed of a fruit, and it is related to sorrel and rhubarb.  Despite actually being a seed, it is generally considered …read more

Avocado: The Allgator Pear

Avocado: The Allgator Pear

Avocados are a wonderfully nutritious fruit (yes – fruit!) that comes from an evergreen tree that can grow up to 65 feet tall.  Because of its shape and the texture of its skin – the avocado is known as ‘The Alligator Pear’. In my research – I found a number of very interesting facts about …read more

Sweetener Confusion

Sweetener Confusion

  Have you ever felt baffled about all the sweeteners that are out there, particularly ‘artificial’ ones?  I sure have!  There’s so much hype in advertising, so much conflicting information in the media, and there are so many names for each of the sweeteners– who can keep it all straight? Well, I decided to dig …read more

Healthy Cruciferous Vegetables

Healthy Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables are part of the Brassicaceae family (cabbage family) of vegetables, which include broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, and bok choy – to name a few.  These vegetables are extremely nutritious as they are high in phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Eating them raw or lightly steamed helps to maintain their highly nutritious quality. …read more

Amazing Asparagus

Amazing Asparagus

  Asparagus is an amazing and very healthy vegetable. It is a vegetable that I would not eat as a child, but I have since discovered how wonderful it is. When it is not overcooked – it is delicious, crunchy, and extremely nutritious. There are so many ways to cook asparagus: steam, bake, grill, sauté, …read more

Vitamin D - 12 Surprising Facts!

Vitamin D – 12 Surprising Facts!

Vitamin D is an amazing vitamin! More and more research is being done and it is gaining a reputation of being one of the most important vitamins – bar none.  Experts now agree that vitamin D is crucial to achieving and maintaining good health. Here are 12 facts about Vitamin D  – information that may …read more

The Benefits of Low Glycemic Eating

The Benefits of Low Glycemic Eating

  There are a huge number of health benefits to having a dietary lifestyle consisting of foods with a low glycemic load, generally termed ‘low glycemic eating’.  How do I know what the benefits are?  Personal and powerfully life-changing experience!  Both my husband David and I were able to completely turn our health around by changing to …read more

Chocolate is a Health Food?!

Chocolate is a Health Food?!

Is it true? Is chocolate really a health food?  Yes! Chocolate really IS a health food!  It can be a breakfast food, and it can be helpful in reducing weight! But before I explain why it is so healthy and all the wonderful health benefits of eating chocolate – I have to clarify one, itty bitty …read more