Have you ever felt overwhelmed after a visit to your doctor, naturopath or nutritionist? There are tons of great supplements to take, but one can't take them all at the same time. Heck!! sometimes it's not even a problem of taking them as it is one of remembering about them in the first place. Substituting … Continue reading Maca – Andes Superfood
Do any of the following apply to you … Are you feeling low in energy or mood? Do you have trouble concentrating, remembering things, is your mental function low, do you have a ‘cloudy mind’? Does it feel as if the growth & repair of your body is not up to par? Do you have … Continue reading How do you know if a Detox is right for you?
Caffeine is solely broken down by the liver, as a result The Caffeine Clearance Test is a good quantitative measurement of how well the liver is functioning (Dancygier, H. 2010) (Lee et al.1996). The liver metabolizes caffeine to ensure that it can be safely eliminated by the kidneys and bowels. Through the detoxification process of … Continue reading Caffeine Clearance Test
“It says what every olive oil says: 100 percent Italian, cold-pressed, stone ground, extra virgin..." He shook his head, as if unable to believe his eyes. "Extra virgin? What's this oil got to do with virginity? This is a whore.” Tom Mueller, Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil Lampante In Julia … Continue reading Fictitious Food – Olive Oil – Part Two
I spotted a couple of avocados that were screaming with ripeness and so the idea was planted in my mind to make key lime pudding (I am supposed to lay off the chocolate…so chocolate pudding was out of the question). If all you had was a mortar and pestle you could make this, it … Continue reading Raw Key Lime Pie
" If you cook, you probably have a bottle [of olive oil] in your cupboard. And it is probably fake." (page 86, Olmsted, L). When I first read these words, I didn't entirely believe them, but who was I to refute them. So I read on and then I ran for the kitchen, took out … Continue reading Fictitious Food – Olive Oil – Part one
Gottfried Fraenkel in the 1950’s proposed the hypothesis in his paper “The Raison d’être of Secondary Plant Substances” that plant secondary compounds/metabolites were not the waste products of plant metabolism but a means of ensuring plant protection from insects and other animals, as well as a communication system with pollinators. There are two parts of … Continue reading Nutritional Wisdom – Plant Secondary Compounds
When the dead rise in movies they're hideous and slow. They stagger uphill towards the farmhouse like drunks headed home from the bar. Maybe they only want to lie down inside while some room spins around them, maybe that's why they bang on the windows while the living hammer up boards and count out shotgun … Continue reading A good morning pick-me up
Feel beautiful from the inside - out by dry skin brushing daily and showing your body some love.
Let me begin by stating that the zing is incidental...at least I think so. This weekend on my magical farmers market venture I came across this bountiful, beautiful bunch of kale. I was conflicted by what to do with it, smoothie, soup or chips. So I made them all!! The soup turned out super delicious. … Continue reading Zingy Kale Soup