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Review: Healing the Vegan Way by Mark Reinfeld

Described by Publishers Weekly as the “male equivalent to a vegan Rachel Ray” Mark Reinfeld has 20 years of experience preparing creative vegan and raw cuisine and has authored or co-authored 6 cookbooks. As you know from my posts,View full post »

Calcium – The Best Source for Your Bones

Is dairy the best way to obtain calcium?  Many people believe so, however, obtaining calcium is more than simply how many milligrams we consume daily.  How much you consume isn’t necessarily the issue, rather how much you absorb. Many factorsView full post »

The Beautiful Benefits of Cruciferous Vegetables

There are so many reasons to love cruciferous vegetables!!  Taste, texture, fun recipes, and major health benefits! Cruciferous vegetables are part of the Brassicaceae or Cruciferae family.  They are widely cultivated and enjoyed in cuisines aroundView full post »

Microbiome – Personal Hygiene & Household Products

So far in my series on the human microbiome I introduced you to some new friends and shared why cultivating a healthy microbiome is important to overall health as well as how to promote microbial health from the beginning.  Today we’ll take aView full post »

Plant-Powered Protein

Protein is essential to our health and development, playing a crucial role in almost all structural and functional mechanisms of the human body.  However, simply because it is essential doesn’t mean that more is better.  Current research shows weView full post »

Microbiome – Promote it in Pregnancy, Delivery, & with Breast-feeding

Last week I opened the window on our microbiome; discussing what exactly a microbiome is and what promotes and hinders it.  Over the next few months I’m going to speak on each of the following topics that impact our microbial health andView full post »

Microbiome – Meet Your New Friends

In my post on how to promote a strong immune system I discussed how our bodies either receive and thrive from what we put in them or wrestle against the ill effects of trying to handle substances they weren’t intended for. If you’ve beenView full post »

Fortify Your Life: Your Guide to Vitamins, Minerals, & More

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of the supplement aisle in a haze?  Fifteen minutes later you’re still frozen with that same dazed and confused look on your face?  If so, you’re certainly not alone.  I would consider myselfView full post »