Trying to make healthy lifestyle changes? You’ll need a fun goal!

Trying to make healthy lifestyle changes? You’ll need a fun goal!

“Fun goal” – huh? Everyday I get to ask people who are trying to make healthy change ‘Why do you want to be healthy?’. The common response is to ‘feel better’. Okay, we’re getting closer. But why do you want to feel better? What would you do when you feel better or have more energy? And I mean really do, contribute, or create (hopefully the goal is beyond having more energy at night just to clean the house; although, that does need to get done).

The Benefits of Flaxseed, Dose, and Usage

The Benefits of Flaxseed, Dose, and Usage

The Benefits of Flaxseed Hormone Regulation, Digestive Health, Strengthen Immunity, Regulate Detoxification and Inflammation What Flaxseeds Contain and What Conditions They Affect Flaxseeds are the #1 dietary source of a compound called lignans and a rich source of polyphenols Lignans act as 1) phytoestrogens which help regulate estrogen levels in our bodies (important for hormone-related [...]
Kudzu Root: Why It’s Worth the Search

Kudzu Root: Why It’s Worth the Search

Kudzu Root (also spelled Kuzu) Why It's Worth the Search Kudzu is food thickener and offers an unprocessed alternative to cornstarch Kudzu is a source of therapeutic isoflavones - a phytonutrient with anti-cancer, hormone regulations, and cardio-protective properties Kudzu is used in traditional Asian medicine to heal the digestive tract (and to discourage alcohol consumption) [...]
Benefits of Frozen Produce: Nutrition, Cost, Convenience

Benefits of Frozen Produce: Nutrition, Cost, Convenience

Frozen Organic Broccoli Florets - Costco - 4 lbs./ $5.99 ($1.50 per lb.)   Benefits of Frozen Produce In the age of local, raw and clean, health-minded cooks have become confused about frozen produce. Are frozen fruits and vegetables o.k. to use? Do they have any nutritional benefit? And even if not confused, individuals often overlook [...]
Ancient Wheat Grains: Einkorn, Emmer (farro), and Spelt… Nutritionally Better?

Ancient Wheat Grains: Einkorn, Emmer (farro), and Spelt… Nutritionally Better?

Emmer Seeds (photo www.prairieheritagefarm.com) Ancient Grains: Getting Lots of Modern Attention Ancient wheat grains, as implied by the name, refers to genetic types of wheat grasses that were available several thousands of years ago.  My own culinary training taught me that they were all ‘cousins’ of our modern wheat, like durum and winter wheat, used [...]