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Food Cravings Debunked

Your Cravings: DEBUNKED   What do you crave? The saltiness of potato chips, the cool creaminess of ice cream, or the rich flavor of chocolate?  Whatever you’re longing for, it may be your body’s way of letting you know you’re missing valuable nutrients.  Here’s how to decode your cravings.   All Cravings—Most cravings are actually misinterpretations from our bodies that we …

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12 Reasons to Love Quinoa

12 Reasons to Love Quinoa   A staple of the ancient Incas who revered it as sacred, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is not a true grain, but a seed.  Surprisingly, it is related to spinach and Swiss chard.  If you’re not already enjoying this delicious superfood, here are 12 reasons to start:   Unlike most grains quinoa is a complete protein. …

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8 Ways Tomatoes Keep you Young

When most people think of tomatoes they think of pasta and pizza, not necessarily their ability to keep people younger looking and feeling.  But, the tomatoes are an anti-aging superfood that deserves a place in the diet of anyone interested in maintaining healthy skin, preventing age-related diseases like osteoporosis, and even preventing cancer. Lycopene found in tomatoes is one of …

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Ayurvedic Detox Mung Bean Dahl Bowl and Ayurvedic teachings

1 Cups Mung Beans * Soak for at least 2~ 4 hours Water Garlic Salt Base* Coconut Oil,  1 tbs. of Mustard Seed, Coriander Seed, Cumin, heat lightly in skillet turning until fragrant and lightly browned, Turmeric, Ginger Root Grated, 3 cloves Garlic minced.  Mix all spices into the coconut oil. Garnish* Fresh Herbs:  Thyme, Sage, Parsley, Chives minced finely …

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Breaking Down the Myths About Soy

People have been enjoying soy and reaping its health benefits for thousands of years, but there are still myths circulating about soy and soy products. The Weston Price Foundation (WAPF), the Atkins Diet and the Paleo Diet, along with the meat lobby industry have all come out strong against soy. But what’s their angle? As the Guardian points out, the shady origins …

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CALCIUM & 15 NON-DAIRY FOODS PACKED WITH CALCIUM

When you think of calcium, usually teeth and bones are most often associated. But according to The Vegan Society, an organization founded in 1944 that is dedicated to providing information on the benefits of a vegan diet, calcium is also involved in your nervous system, blood clotting and controlling your muscles. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, making up …

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The Dairy Industry Continues to Plummet as Plant-Based Alternatives Soar

Despite the fact that consumers can get the daily recommendation of calcium, potassium, and protein from fruits and vegetables, the dairy industry has spent billions of dollars trying to convince you otherwise. But don’t fall for their shady ploys. In truth, we can get the same nutrients from fortified plant-based milk and whole, plant-based foods. But as more and more consumers …

Dairy contains carcinogens

Renown doctor, T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. Author of ‘The China Study’, a must read, has documented casein in cow’s milk is the most significant carcinogen we consume.  Carcinogens genetically transform normal cells into cancer-prone cells.  Dr. T. Colin Campbell has extensive research on this subject and also just happened to grow up on a dairy farm even milking cows.  For …

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An Avocado a Day <3

With the boom in Avocado toast and avocado’s in everything, we must take into account all the amazing benefits of eating these little sacred gems! So much nutrition packed in this beautiful fruit.  You can find my favorite Avocado Toast on this site.  In the meantime, reap all the benefits listed!  Your daily avocado will lead to beautiful skin and …

October Breast Cancer Awareness/Mediterranean Diet

A study from JAMA 2015 has found that a Mediterranean Diet supplemented with EVOO, reduces your risk of breast cancer.  The diet supplemented with EVOO which is rich in polyphenols are known to have anti-cancer benefits. Several prospective studies suggest that higher intake of fats, especially animal fats, may higher your risk of breast cancer. *WHI