25 Feb
  My trip to Hawaii’s amazing organic farmer’s markets inspired me to create this tropical dream cake topped with some of the exotic fruit of the islands. This raw ‘cheese’ cake can be topped with any type of fresh berries, though it's fun to use some of the unusual fruits you might find in your local grocery store. For more information on Hawaiian fruits, check out this blog.     Ingredients:   Crust: 2 1/2 cups    walnuts or pecans 1/4 tsp          sea...
23 Feb
Beet salad is anti-inflammatory! Beets are one of the best plant sources of betaine (129 mg per 100 g serving), which lowers C-reactive protein levels, a marker of heart disease and chronic inflammation. Pea sprouts are high in beta carotene and vitamin A. Retinol, which is an active form of vitamin A, plays a pivotal role in the development of our immune cells, which fight off foreign invaders that cause inflammation. For more information on the nutritional benefits of beets, click...
22 Feb
This energizing yet detoxifying soup is super fast and easy and yet it tastes gourmet! Celery contains a phytonutrient called polyacetylene, which has been shown to provide relief from inflammation-rooted conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Ingredients: 2 cups             chopped beets 1 cup               chopped apple 2 cups             chopped celery 2 cloves           garlic, chopped 2 cups             chopped carrots 4...
21 Feb
“The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious. 
Slavic peoples get their physical characteristics from potatoes, their smoldering inquietude from radishes, their seriousness from beets. 
The beet is the melancholy vegetable, the one most willing to...
20 Feb
I’d guess that nearly everyone knows someone who has had his or her gallbladder removed. At one point, the medical community thought it did not have a big role in the body, so it has become common practice to take it out at any sign of trouble. However, the gallbladder ensures you can digest your food correctly, and those who have their gallbladder taken out often suffer from chronic digestive complaints like bloating and diarrhea.

 The gallbladder stores about 50 mL of bile...
17 Feb
  Hemp is brimming with stress busting nutrients. Many women use hemp hearts to help with hormonal imbalances that cause menopausal symptoms including hot flashes and depression. It is also helpful for PMS symptoms due to its GLA and magnesium content. Hemp’s zinc content is also fantastic to assure healthy hormone production. It also is packed with stress busting nutrition.    Ingredients: 1 tsp              ginger 1/4 tsp          ...
16 Feb
  Are you looking to reduce your anxiety and enjoy a breakthrough around your emotional eating? Join best selling author and TV personality Julie Daniluk and 20 + year tantric yoga teacher and councillor Yogi Shambu for this exclusive workshop. It will give you the tools to not only cope but excel at being yourself in the midst of it all. As the new year moves into full swing, spend a day with two inspiring experts who have over 35 years of combined experience. You will...
16 Feb
  There are a surprising number of foods that have been demonized over the years because they were perceived to be 'fattening'. Many of these make it to the list because of their fat content but as science is now showing us, not all fats are created equal. We have also started to a look at our perception of carbohydrates and how they are burned in the body.        1. Dates Are An Excellent Sweetener Did you know that dates contain a blood pressure...
15 Feb
Spirulina could be called the “King of the Superfoods”. It has some of the most concentrated nutrients you can find per ounce than almost any other food on the planet. But before jumping on the Spirulina bandwagon, there are a few things you should know. Spirulina grows naturally in a few alkaline lakes around the world and has been harvested for thousands of years. The Aztecs & Mayans harvested it from lakes in the Central and South American regions. It is still grown and...
14 Feb
Are you looking for a playful and natural way to spice up your Valentine Day? Here are few suggestions to get you in the mood.   Ginger Root Just hearing the Latin name for ginger, Zingiber, sounds sexy. The famous physician Avicenna noted that this gnarly rhizome ‘increased lustful yearnings,’ and Madame du Barry, an official royal mistress to King Louis XV, served ginger to all her lovers (and herself) to assure their seduction. Today, ginger is well documented to...

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