End of Summer, Fall Superfoods

At the end of summer,  your body will potentially overheat or dry out. Summer Superfoods are cooling seasonal antidotes to stop the heat in its tracks. Watermelons are naturally cooling and hydrating. Apples support blood sugar and are also heat-removing. Pomegranates are one of the most powerful antioxidants. Fall is detox season, eat as many […]

Fruit-Eating Guidelines From Ayurvedic doctor

by Dr. John Douillard Ayurveda suggests that fruit should be eaten alone, yes, it’s true! That said, this is more of a guideline than a strict rule. If we think in terms of an ancestral diet, where we naturally ate seasonally and geographically, we would all be eating way different than we do today. In […]

Body Care Day – Sunday October 30

Sunday, October 30 10am – 5pm “Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.” ~Buddha Fall in Love with YOU!!!! Do you take a good care of your body? Do you listen to it? Can you hear what it says? Do you perceive your body as the Temple of your Soul? It is […]

Reasons to Not Eat Tofu

Excerpt from Dr. Axe article Tofu, also called bean curd, has gained popularity over the years especially as a vegetarian- and vegan-approved source of protein. It seems to have a healthy reputation with consumers, but what is tofu exactly? The truth is tofu is made from soy, and the majority of the time soy is bad […]

Figs… Fruit from Paradise!!!

Although dried figs are available throughout the year, there is nothing like the unique taste and texture of fresh figs. They are lusciously sweet with a texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds. California figs are available from June through September; some European […]

Cinnamon: The New Booster For Your Brain

By Dr. John Douillard (lifespa.com) Brain-derived neurotrophic factors (BDNFs) are compounds that encourage the growth of nerve and brain cells, debunking the old adage that brain cells can never be replaced – they can and constantly are! Cinnamon has recently made headlines as an effective regulator for blood sugar, but its benefits have recently been […]

What do you need to know about Food Cravings

Ever feel that you could kill for a piece of chocolate? What about cheese? Cookies? Chips? Are you looking for a salty, sweet or maybe sour flavor?  “What foods do you crave?”  Causes of food cravings There are many reasons you might crave different foods. Sometimes you crave a particular food for comfort or a […]

It’s Not a Weed! It is Health-Boosting Plants

It has red stems and kind of fat leaves.  It kind of reminds me of a succulent like a jade plant.  Purslane used to be a garden plant, but now it has escaped and even grows out of the cracks in my driveway.  It seems to like sunny, sandy soil.  Luckily, this incredibly nutritious and […]

Top Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar has a long history of therapeutic use, dating back some 5000 years BC in Babylonia. Hippocrates and Hannibal of Carthage and Cleopatra were fans and, today, science backs the numerous health benefits of this fermented beverage. (1) Therapeutic cider vinegar or “sour wine” can be made of most carbohydrates: molasses, dates, sorghum, apples, pears, […]

Avocado Seeds are Great for Your Health!!!

I think we are all convinced of the superpowers of adding avocado to your daily diet. Often the avocado seed is tossed into the bin or compost pile, or sprouted to create an avocado tree. What most people don’t know is that the avocado seed is edible as well… and even more nutritious than the […]