The Benefits of Fermented Foods

When most of us think of fermentation, we think of wine and beer, but fermented foods are increasingly popular and have been found to have a few surprising potential health benefits.* The History of Fermentation Fermentation has long been practiced as a culinary technique to preserve fruits and vegetables so as to keep the pantry more…

Natural Household Cleaners: 3 Recipes

It’s nice to have a clean home—but does it make sense to remove dirt, grease and grime simply to replace it with something that’s more harmful? If your commercial cleaning products contain ingredients such as phosphates, synthetic fragrances, silica powder, triclosan, or others, it’s time to think about switching to natural household cleaners [1]. There are more…

3 Simple Healthy Eating Tips

Healthy eating tips

When we get strapped for time and find ourselves eating on the run too often, getting back to healthy eating can seem like a real challenge. But small additions and changes can go a long way to packing more nutrients into each meal. Here are 3 simple healthy eating tips: 1. Include Something Fresh and more…

What is Nutritional Yeast?

nutritional yeast in bowl

Nutritional yeast – nooch to some – is an absolute powerhouse of nutrition, but remains largely unknown in some circles or is associated only with the hippiest of vegans and vegetarians. These yellow flakes are growing in popularity, however, as word of its health benefits and nutty, slightly cheesy taste – not to mention its more…

5 Winter Skin Care Tips

Winter is a perfect recipe for lackluster skin that feels raw and tender. The cold, wet, windy weather strips the skin of its moisture, causing it to become dry and flaky. Follow these 5 winter skin care tips to spruce up your cold weather regimen.

A Vegetarian Diet in Winter

Being vegetarian or vegan in winter might seem like a sad prospect for anyone unfamiliar with the plethora of delicious and versatile foods that can be harvested December through March. These months of the year offer much more than soggy, overboiled cabbage; it’s easier than you may think to keep your intake of fruits and more…