The Foods We Choose Matter A Standard American Diet (the SAD way of eating) is one that’s full of processed Franken-foods, inorganic vegetables and fruits, refined grains that are stripped of nutritional benefits, low quality fats and oils, and large amounts of animal products like meats and dairy. These products deprive and deplete us of … Continue reading Why Should you Try a Plant-Based Detox?
Transformation happens all around, and within us, when seasons change. The light shifts, temperatures rise or fall, and life moves through phases. Choosing to detox at this time is a sacred act. It requires us to focus our attention. A detox becomes more than just about food. It is also an opportunity to harness and … Continue reading Spring Detox & Seasonal Reset
The body regulates blood sugars using various hormones. Insulin, glucagon, GLP-1, amylin. Liver, pancreas, gut, brain. With so much involved, getting blood sugar levels back in balance is no small feat. But its worth the effort. Whether you suffer from weight gain, insulin resistance, high cholesterol, or diabetes, restoring blood sugar balance is key. The … Continue reading Three Edible Medicinals for Blood Sugar Control
Wild yam is a beautiful New England plant that grows in moist woods, swamps, and ditches. For centuries, indigenous and early Americans have taken wild yam root as medicine. Wild yam root helps to defend and strengthen many systems of the body. Among its many uses, wild yam offers potent medicine for the digestive system. … Continue reading Plant Medicine: Wild Yam for IBD
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a widespread digestive disorder. It causes abdominal pain, discomfort, and irregular bowel movements. Having IBS is a frustrating mess, and its no wonder it is one of the more common reasons that folks visit the doctor. Symptoms of IBS IBS is a chronic condition. The symptoms may come and go, … Continue reading IBS + Four Herbal Remedies
Why should green goddess be reserved for salads? Today's easy recipe feature is a simple, 20-minute pasta-based dish that features summer favorites: avocado, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes. I'm so impressed -- tried this one right away and will be making it again and again! You can also try making this with 100% zucchini noodles and … Continue reading EASY RECIPE ALERT: Green Goddess Zucchini Pasta
Fiber. My favorite F-word. Plant foods contain fiber, and are the only source of fiber in the diet. Among its many benefits to us, like increasing feelings of satiety after eating, improving bowel regularity, and aiding in blood sugar control, fiber is THE food for the helpful microbes in our digestive system. Our digestive system … Continue reading Fiber, Microbes, and the Gut Clock