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A Guide to Farming Methods, Terminology & Labeling

September 29, 2013
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ~ Hippocrates

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ~ Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution Consumers are becoming more and more conscientious about our planet, what goes on our plates, in our bodies, and the correlation between food as medicine ― or food as disease. However, knowing exactly what we are eating these days can feel like an exercise in futility. It is no longer as simple as consuming whole, unprocessed foods. By…

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Motherhood Wellness

Essential Nutrients for Conception, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & Beyond

September 5, 2013

Eating a well-rounded and wholesome diet is particularly important before, during, and after pregnancy. Since I’m currently pregnant with our second baby, I am especially mindful of eating nourishing, holistic and delicious foods throughout the process. I would like to share some key foods and nutrients that are essential for a healthy pregnancy and baby. High quality protein. I eat mostly an organic, plant-based diet containing protein-rich foods such as soaked ancient and spouted and whole grains, legumes such as lentils…

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Food + Recipes

Pomegranate-Glazed Portobello Steaks Over Lemony Spinach

July 23, 2013
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In Superfood Kitchen by Julie Morris, beautiful dishes are entirely composed of plant-based, nutrient-dense, and whole foods that energize, nourish, and taste delicious. Delightfully written and gorgeously illustrated, this book is coffee-table worthy and the information presented about superfoods is invaluable for anyone who wants to nourish their bodies for optimal health and vitality. Our family has quite a few favorites in this book, with Pomegranate-Glazed Portobello Steaks Over Lemony Spinach ranking very high. “The pomegranate’s complex sweet-acidic dichotomy complements the earthy meatiness of…

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Living Love Juice

March 20, 2013

I once managed a raw foods restaurant and learned a lot about living foods, holistic health and nutrition. It was there that I fell in love with juices, smoothies, shakes, and elixirs. Instead of spending loads of cash on trendy juice bars, I finally invested in a good blender and a masticating juicer and make my own! I’m excited to share my favorite juice with you, but first, a few basic tips: Use organic and local produce whenever possible. The…

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Wellness

Mitral Valve Prolapse & Dysautonomia

February 8, 2013
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A myriad of seemingly unrelated symptoms have plagued me since I was a teenager– after years of doctor visits and no answers, I gave up on finding the cause. There were just too many things. Six months ago I was taking a leisurely walk to get some fresh air when I got a crushing pain in my chest. This time, I was certain I experienced a heart attack. I was referred to a cardiologist who ordered a blood panel and…

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Wellness

20 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

January 25, 2013

‘Tis the season for sniffles, sneezes and sore throats! We can’t do much about the toxins, bacteria and viruses that we’re exposed to– but we can strengthen and support our immune systems which will help prevent these invaders from doing harm in the first place. Here are 20 ways to boost your immune system naturally to help keep you healthy and feeling good year-round! 1. Garlic. Garlic is one of nature’s most powerful immune boosters. It is a natural antimicrobial and unlike most…

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Motherhood Wellness

10 Tips for Healthy & Lasting Postpartum Weight Loss

July 5, 2012
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Even though I eat a pretty clean diet, I gained a lot of weight with each of my pregnancies. People often ask how I dropped the weight so I thought I would share my 10 tips for sustainable and healthy weight loss with you. Patience. I took a few months to bond with my baby, allow my body time to recover from childbirth, establish a healthy milk supply and adjust to my new role as a mother. Once I was ready,…

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Wellness

Detoxifying Your Home & Life

May 15, 2012
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I became more aware of toxic chemicals when I was pregnant with our first child. I was shocked to learn that the average home contains 500-1000 toxic chemicals, many of which we are unable to see, smell or taste. Although it can seem like a daunting task, detoxifying your home is simpler than you might think. The below information is intended to help you make choices that will get you and your family on your way to a healthier home…

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