Healthy Foods: Amazing Spirulina

There are so many superfoods out there that it can make your head spin when you start researching them! I wrote about one of those superfoods not too long ago (aloe vera), and today I want to tell you about another one — spirulina. What is Spirulina? This popular dietary supplement is a blue-green alga […]

Time for Turmeric

If you love indulging in ethnic food (especially Thai and Indian), then chances are you get lots of turmeric in your diet. Turmeric is a potent spice that gives curry its rich yellow hue. It has actually been used as a dye for textiles throughout history! But there is more to turmeric than a pretty […]

Food For Thought: Feel fine with Iodine

Iodine has come up from time to time in articles I’ve shared here, and today I’m going to really dig into why we need it. Now, as far as minerals go, iodine isn’t the most popular kid on the bus, but that doesn’t mean it’s not essential for our bodies to function properly. We need […]

Healthy Foods: Is it yogurt? Is it milk? No, it’s kefir!

Shepherds in the Caucasus Mountains discovered that when they carried fresh milk in leather pouches, it would sometimes transform into an effervescent liquid. According to Islamic legend, “kefir grains” were a gift from Mohammed to those Orthodox Christians living in the Caucasus Mountains. Kefir was a secret among the people of the Caucasus region for […]

Food For Thought: Squeeze in some selenium

Minerals are broken down into two different categories: macrominerals and micro minerals (also known as trace minerals). While macro minerals are required in large quantities to keep your cells healthy, micro minerals are needed in very small amounts—usually less than 100 milligrams per day. Magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous are all considered macro minerals. Micro minerals […]

Food For Thought: The importance of magnesium is greater than we thought

Every week I share articles with you that tout the health benefits of all kinds of foods. When I came across an article recently about how the majority of Americans are deficient in a mineral that is more important to our diets than previously believed, I thought it was time I started to share information […]

Food For Thought: Is there BPA on your dinner plate?

BPA. We all know it’s bad for us, but urine samples from studies show that roughly 90% of us have this chemical flowing through our systems. We take it in when we eat foods from containers made from BPA. That’s not acceptable, folks. What is BPA? At its most basic definition, BPA is a chemical […]

Healthy Foods: Gingerly approaching the topic of…ginger!

Okay, so there’s no need to cautiously approach ginger as a topic. It’s not like arsenic in rice or eggs causing strokes, but it does make for a cute title, dontcha think? According to folklore, ginger comes straight from the Garden of Eden. I’m not sure about that, but ginger is one of those warm […]

Healthy Foods: Here’s a light “bulb” idea-Eat more garlic!

Garlic is a member of the Allium or lily family. You may know some of its relatives: leeks and onions. The same sulfur compounds that are responsible for giving garlic its pungent odor are also to thank for its health-promoting benefits. So, we know garlic is delicious, smelly, and may or may not ward off […]