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Gut Check: Exploring your Microbiome

The gut microbiome is a cutting edge area being increasingly studied: all the microscopic organisms that inhabit the landscape of the digestive system. Coursera is offering a free online course on this fascinating topic: Gut Check: Exploring your Microbiome. The class starts in less than a month, on October 6, and I can’t wait to take it! I hope it’s a […]

Spicy Black Bean Soup With Bacon

Can a black bean soup be delicious and nutritious?  Yes! This is a tasty, hearty soup, full of fiber, iron, and protein. It’s easy to make vegetarian too! If using pork stock, I recommend pastured pork bone stock for the highest level of nutrients and lowest level of toxins. I get my bones from The […]

Feeling Sick? Eat This! – Foods That Help Colds

Now that it’s cold and flu season, I’d like to share some tips on how to boost your immune system through nutrition, plus two recipes. Check out the information below, and pick and choose what seems right for you. And use organic ingredients if possible. I hope you all stay healthy this season. Photo by […]

New EWG Endocrine Disruptors List

If you haven’t heard of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) yet, they are a very useful organization that provides current information about toxins in our food, body products, cleaning products, and so forth, so we can be smart shoppers when it comes to our health. Have you ever seen the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” […]

Ted Talk on Phosphorus in Farming

You may have already heard of the myriad of detrimental effects of industrial farming practices. Here is a deeper look into one of them: Mohamed Hijri: A simple solution to the coming phosphorus crisis. In this talk, Hijri discusses the shortage of phosphorus we are creating by mining for phosphorus to put into chemical fertilizers […]

The Many Benefits of Bone Broth

Considering that I have only recently converted to an omnivorous diet after being vegetarian for half my life, my family still does a double take whenever I swoon over meat products. Imagine their increased surprise when I drool over bones, marrow, and liver, and venture into small tasting sessions of eyes and hearts. Although I […]

Raw Vegan Chocolate Icing

‘Vegan chocolate icing’ is not a phrase you hear every day; but it’s always music to our ears, right? This is a super easy, naturally sweet, gooey chocolate icing that is actually good for you! The macadamia nuts are full of healthy fats, and the cacao powder is packed with antioxidants. I love to spread […]