Sleep is so important to our physical, mental and emotional health, but many of us don’t get adequate sleep. The more nights you don’t get enough sleep, the more likely it is to see the results of lack of sleep. Your level of alertness can decrease as well as your ability to process information […]
Rosemary is a woody evergreen that is native to the Mediterranean region. Its needle-like leaves and twigs are quite fragrant and is often used in the landscape because of the texture and the white, pink, or blue flowers. Many use it in Italian cooking because of the bitter, astringent taste it offers to foods, […]
The eucalyptus tree, or Eucalyptus globulus, is native to Australia. However, it has spread to other areas of the world including Europe, South Africa, and India. Depending on what part of the world it is, the eucalyptus tree is referred to the blue gum tree, stringy bark tree, or fever tree.
Eucalyptus essential oil is […]
Butternut squash is in the same family as pumpkins and zucchinis. These guys carry a lot of potassium; potassium is important for the body because it helps trigger the heart to pump blood through your body, and it helps your muscles move and nerves to work. 1 cup can give you almost 300% of […]
Did you know that October is National Eczema Month?
Eczema is an atopic dermatitis and is simply chronic red, itchy skin that is often itchy. It can show up all over the body but is often found on the elbows and behind the knees. Unfortunately there is no cure, but there are ways to manage […]
It’s National Honey Month!
Do you know what it takes to make not that much honey? A shit ton.
Just to make 1 pound of honey takes approximately 60,000 bees visiting near 2 million flowers and together traveling 55,000 miles. Wow!
Honey is a great natural sweetener; a great alternative to white sugar. Put it in your […]
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between ‘regular’ potatoes and sweet potatoes?
Sweet potatoes are actually healthier than regular potatoes. They offer more fiber, 100’s of times more vitamin A, and more vitamin C.
Sweet potatoes offer similar amounts of protein, potassium and magnesium compared to regular potatoes.
All this goodness is good for eye […]
Super food or not?
What’s the difference between cacao and cocoa? They are very similar yet very different.
Raw cacao comes from cold pressing unroasted cacao beans which keeps the living enzymes as well as removing the fat, or cacao butter, while cocoa is pressed from raw cacao that’s been roasted at high temps.
This may not […]
Pineapples are a great fruit. For one whole pineapple, there’s very little fat or calories, and as a citrus fruit, they contain a ton of vitamin C! They could contain over 700% of your daily vitamin C.
They contain quite a bit of vitamin B, dietary fiber, as well as potassium and magnesium.
Pineapples can be […]
Have a bunch of basil? Make some pesto; it’s really easy!
You just need a food processor, your basil, olive oil, garlic, Parmesan and pine nuts. Mix everything in a blender and go! This is great to put on crackers, sandwiches, baguettes, eggs, pasta, you name it.
You can substitute the basil for many different greens. […]