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Lime cocktail drink

June 26, 2015

Did you say Paleo Margarita?

By: Leanne Ely   If you ever find yourself lost at sea, you better hope you packed some limes in your carry on or that there’s a lime tree near by! Limes were believed to have saved many a sailor from dying of scurvy (a disease cause by a Vitamin C deficiency) way back when.… Read more


December 19, 2014

What sweet snack can relieve holiday stress?

By: Leanne Ely   I love seeing sweet little clementines all over the place this time of year. These deep orange little citrus fruits are easy to peel and absolutely delicious. I love eating clementines out of hand, and they’re also wonderfully delicious tossed into a green salad. (I adore foods that come in biodegradable… Read more


June 21, 2013

Ravishing radishes

Healthy-Foods Ravishing radishes By: Leanne Ely Once upon a time, radishes were of such value in Greece, that statues were made in their image…out of gold! Radishes with their spicy flavor, are related to wasabi. So, if you enjoy the kick of wasabi, you will probably also enjoy the heat of radish. These days, radishes… Read more

Vintage cast iron skillet on white

January 28, 2013

Cast your vote for cast iron

Food For Thought Cast your vote for cast iron By: Leanne Ely If you feel that cooking in cast iron is more your grandmother’s speed than your own, you might want to rethink that out-dated belief. Cast iron is an efficient way to cook and it’s a healthy option, too. I think those old-fashioned cast… Read more


October 17, 2011

411 on Multivitamins

Even if you’re eating properly, and keeping up with a well-rounded and nutrition-filled diet, there’s still a chance you’re not getting all the nutrients your body really needs. Sure, you’d get a satisfactory amount, but do you really want your body to settle for simply satisfactory or would you rather choose great? It’s not much of a question is it? Read more


September 30, 2011

Natural Ways to Fight Colds and Flu

Healthy Foods Natural Ways to Fight Colds and Flu by Leanne Ely, CNC Fall is finally here! Before you know it, trees will be filled with red and gold colors, the cool weather, lots of soups and stews, and then of course the stuffed up noses. It all sounds great until you’re blowing your nose… Read more


September 9, 2011

Best Vitamins and Supplements for Women

Healthy Foods Best Vitamins and Supplements for Women By Leanne Ely, CNC This is a shout out to all you ladies out there! While most of us are diligent about eating correctly and ensuring the right foods are in our regular diets, we still need to address vitamins (in the form of supplements). It’s an… Read more


August 22, 2011

Build a Nutritional Garage for Your Heart

Food For Thought Build a Nutritional Garage for Your Heart by Leanne Ely, CNC If one of your health goals is to keep your family as heart healthy as possible (good move, too – kind of critical in the staying-alive-scheme-of-things), then you need to know what a human heart needs in the form of nutrients… Read more

star fruit-feature

March 29, 2011

What is Star Fruit?

Tips, Tricks, & a Recipe What is Star Fruit? By Leanne Ely, C.N.C Star fruit is very popular in Asia, and obviously named after it’s star-like exterior. Star fruit tastes like a cross between a melon and a grape and is usually a yellow to light green in color. Ripe star fruit are lightly sweet,… Read more

vitamin Cfeature

February 18, 2011

The Importance of Vitamin C

Healthy Foods The Importance of Vitamin C by Leanne Ely, C.N.C A key nutrient that can help prevent – some say cure – many diseases, is vitamin C. Studies show that about 33 percent of the population most likely suffers from a vitamin C deficiency. This kind of deficiency can often contribute to immune problems,… Read more