Do you have a cherished recipe that has been passed down for generations? You know the one, every time you make it your kids all swear it’s their favorite meal, your spouse complements you, your friends and family fight over the leftovers. You may have spent time with your grandma in the kitchen learning how to master her recipe and the magic of how she made it. The phrase “grandma cooking” has been coined as the thrifty, delicious, seasonal, and intuitive cooking that nourishes our bodies, and hits the spot without being overly indulgent.
The "Flu Season" is upon us. Although it is recommended to avoid large crowds and to engage in frequent hand washing, there are a few more things that can be done to help your body and immune system fight!
One of the best ways to prevent any type of illness is to build up your immune system. But how can you do that?
When we have “cravings” - we're not hungry for food. We are not really craving salt or sugar or chocolate or Mexican food. When you have a craving, what your body needs is NUTRIENTS. WHOLE, REAL, LIFE SUSTAINING, AND VITALIZING FOOD!
But sadly, what we most often reach for is empty calories. Or worse: damaging and toxic fillers such as fried foods, fast-foods, salty-snacks, or saturated-fats and junk. We over-eat and under-nourish. We snack up and a few hours later – we feel worse and start the entire cycle over again.
So what do we do when our body craves “something” and nothing seems to satisfy?
The coauthor of A Natural Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Health, Dr. Robert Rountree, shares the top supplementation that expecting moms should add to their Prenatal Care!
1/2: Chlorella and Spirulina
Both are excellent sources of carotenes, chlorophyll, and other antioxidants. Studies show that they can help eliminate heavy metals and toxins from the body, thus reducing the fetus' exposure to these poisons.
Amino Acids are vital to the health and proper function of our bodies. Out of 22 amino acids, our body can only produce some of them naturally, the remaining 9 amino acids (called essential amino acids) we have to get from our diet as our bodies can not manufacture them.
About four years ago, I heard about chlorella. I had heard about superfoods before, and I knew how good they were for you, but I had never noticed much of a difference in how I felt after eating them. However, when I took a chance on chlorella I immediately noticed the difference. I suddenly felt so much better and full of energy, and the funniest part is that I would not have said that I felt bad to begin with!
When a woman is pregnant she will become more concerned with the things she is eating and the nutrition she is getting, than at any other time in her life. Suddenly it is not only her wellbeing at stake, but that of her child’s as well. What many pregnant woman may not be told is that there is one more food she can add to her list that she may not have heard of that can help maintain a healthy pregnancy.
Father’s Day is here, a day to honor paternal energies. Throughout history one of the instincts associated with father-ness is the idea of being a provider. It is not surprising to see that many ancient cultures viewed and referenced father-ness with the Sun.
The Sun is the provider of power and energy for the Earth and the majority of life on Earth. It provides the light needed for photosynthesis to occur; producing the start of the food chain. With this ability, the Sun is the original provider of resources needed to energize our planet and the original supplier of power for the creation of nutrients and resources to produce the energy cycl
The question often comes up, “What’s the difference between Chlorella and Spirulina?” Both are very similar in content. Chlorella is a green alga, where Spirulina is sometimes thought of as a blue-green alga but in actuality is a cyanobacteria. Outside the species distinction, the main difference between the two is the amount of different nutrients each contains.
Admitting that the dietary choices you make are categorically wrong is one of the hardest things to do. Sorry for getting somewhat raunchy, but when discussing dietary choices and changes, our bowels will always tell the truth. So many people go through life with slight IBS or recurring bouts of diarrhea without thinking anything of it; mainly because they get used to it and just think that’s how their body works. This happened to me once I got out on my own: free to do what I wanted and eat whatever I wanted, I just got used to loose movements and spending a half hour to take a number two. Even switching to a mainly vegetarian diet and staying away from processed foods, my bowel movements did not get too much better. I had just abused my system for so long, it’s going to take a long time to sort everything out.