Top 5 Leafy Greens

Green and leafy vegetables have a wide range of health benefits. They are a rich source of beta-carotene, iron, antioxidants, vitamins, chlorophyll, and dietary fiber.  Below are my favorite 5 that are a must to incorporate any and all diets! The dark green color of these vegetables is due to their high levels of chlorophyll... Continue Reading →

Welcoming Wellness: Holistic Living

Holistic has many definitions — some call it woo-woo, others spiritual, others educated. Holistic health emphasizes the connection of mind, body, and spirit. Holistic Health can be defined as an approach to life. Rather than focusing on illness or specific parts of the body, this ancient approach to health considers the whole person and how... Continue Reading →

Top 3 Herbs for Digestion

A principle in herbalism is that most chronic disease begins with poor digestion. If you can’t transform your food into the nutrients your body needs, then how can you have good health? In fact, many culinary herbs have been in use for thousands of years not only because they taste good but also because they... Continue Reading →

Nourishing Nutrition: Kombucha

Kombucha also known as Booch is fermented tea full of microbes, amino acids, organic acids, vitamins and minerals, and other nutrients. It's brewed using black, green, or combination of both teas (Camellia sinensis), cane sugar, and a microbial community of ethanol-fermenting yeasts and acetic- and other organic acid-producing bacteria commonly referred to as a SCOBY... Continue Reading →

Nourishing Nutrition: Reishi

Reishi (RAY-she) is also called varnished conk, phantom mushroom, and ten-thousand-year mushroom. In China it is called ling zhi, which means “spirit plant.” This one mushroom offers immune support, reduces stress and anxiety, is anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and much more. Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) contains carbohydrates, fiber, amino acids, protein, steroids, triterpenes, lipids, alkaloids, polysaccharides, glucoside, coumarin glycoside, volatile... Continue Reading →

Nourishing Nutrition: Sprouts

Sprouts are edible seeds that have just germinated. They supply fresh greens year-round when grocery bins are filled with vegetables from faraway places that may have been chemically treated or irradiated to retain freshness and appearance. Sprouting increases the vitamin content of seeds significantly. The vitamin C value of wheatgrass is 600 percent in the... Continue Reading →

Eating more vegetables can dramatically reduce and prevent disease. The twelve vegetables, known as the cruciferous vegetables are particularly powerful protectors against cancer, heart disease and strokes. Cruciferous plants have flowers with four petals that resemble the crucifix. The magnificent twelve cruciferous vegetables: Broccoli- Broccoli is best known for its ability to prevent cancer by... Continue Reading →

Escaping the City for Better Health

As the world somehow continues to spin despite everything, it can be vital to your sanity to take a step back, when you can, and distance yourself from the stress of work, the deluge of news, and the pressure of your responsibilities. Embrace the weekend and get outdoors! The forest I visited and is featured... Continue Reading →

4 Ways Traveling Boosts your Health

In this part of Forage and Nourish I talk about living well while traveling. Sometimes just being outdoors is all we need to revitalize us. Let's face it, we all want to go a little further than just outside our homes. My first travel experience was at 19. I got my passport and got on... Continue Reading →

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