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 →

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 →

Nourishing Nutrition: Lemons

Are Lemons your favorite go to? They should be and here's why. Lemons are acidic to the taste, but are alkaline-forming in the body. Lemons cleanse the bloodstream and liver, aid digestion, boost the immune system, prevent heart disease and cancer, lower blood cholesterol levels, lower high blood pressure, stimulate the liver, soothe insect bites... Continue Reading →

6 Steps to Welcome Wellness

Wellness is a holistic concept that encompasses a person's physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual components. Living well gives you the energy to engage with life in a meaningful and fulfilling way. A holistic approach to life shows a deeper understanding that actions are felt by our body, by others, or by our environment as whole.... Continue Reading →

6 Plant-Based Musts

The process of cooking food depletes vitamins, destroys enzymes that help digestion, and damages vital fats and proteins. It also results in the creation of free radicals, which are a major contributor to cancer and many other illnesses. Raw food or plant based eating has a natural balance of the fiber, nutrients, and water that... Continue Reading →

Healing Herbalism: Antioxidants

The herbs listed in this article are highly valued for their antioxidant qualities and should be added to your diet! Either in teas, foods like salads or in supplement form. Before we begin, let's briefly look at what antioxidants and free-radicals are. Antioxidants are the powerful nutritional allies that fight disease, cancer, and even the... Continue Reading →

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