What is Magnesium? Magnesium is an important mineral in which over one-half of the US population is deficient, simply due to the lack of whole foods in our diet and the onset of conventional farming. Since food processing refines out a very large portion of magnesium (along with other essential … [Read more...] about Are You Magnesium Deficient? Signs & Symptoms
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Brazil Nuts are one of the most abundant sources of selenium and an excellent source of chromium. So why do we need selenium and chromium and can't we get it from other foods? First, a little, food for thought. Brazil nuts are the seeds of incredibly giant wild evergreen trees, native to the Amazon … [Read more...] about Brazil Nuts…the Perfect Superfood! + Recipe
Chocolate comes from cacao, which is a tree. This makes it a plant. So, CHOCOLATE IS REALLY JUST A SALAD. - unknown Yes, the above quote is a joke, but actually it is half right. Real chocolate does indeed come from a tree--a beautiful Amazonian tree that bears the cacao seed. It is from the highly … [Read more...] about Cocoa or Cacao? Quick…which is the Superfood?
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. - F. Scott FitzgeraldIt's October and the year is flying by. However, this is all the more reason to remind ourselves to slow down, be present and enjoy all the seasonal pleasures that come along with the beautiful autumn season: falling … [Read more...] about Fall Shopping List + What is Seasonal Eating?
Who would have known that getting probiotics into your diet from basic food, could be entirely easy and super inexpensive! All it takes it some good ol' fashion lacto-fermentation! Now, when I throw out the fancy term "lacto-fermentation," I know you're scared...it sounds like a process and it … [Read more...] about Sauerkraut: your key to digestive wellness! + Recipe
Have you ever wondered what "sprouted" meant when meandering the grain and legume isle of the supermarket? Or more importantly, why after consuming beans, we become musical? There are actually some very good reasons why that sprouted brown rice you see in the grocery isle is quite a bit more in … [Read more...] about Sprout your way to more vitamins & minerals!