Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Health

Apple Cider vinegar for Your Health

Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Health There are several types of vinegar and one of the most common and popular is made from apples.   Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is made from a process that includes adding yeast to apple cider to ferment it.  The yeast ferments the sugars in the apple juice and turns them […]

Do You Have a Hydration Station?

Do you have a hydration station?

Do You Have a Hydration Station? Hydrating and just drinking water are not necessarily the same thing.  There’s an objective to all that water, bone broth, and whatever else you’re drinking–and that is to hydrate your body at the cellular level.  Once upon a time, it used to be all about drinking enough water till […]

Grab Some Beauty In A Bottle

Grab some beauty in a bottle

Grab some beauty in a bottle. Beauty Support (if you don’t already know) is one of my favorite, all-time great supplements, and is clinically proven to advance your body’s own ability to create collagen!  This is crucial–without the collagen you’re toast and you look like it too! Your skin is dry, thin, and definitely not […]

Add Fennel to Your Food Funnel!

Fennel

Fennel is a versatile food (essentially it’s an herb) with a sweet, slight licorice taste that’s used for its feathery stalks, it’s aromatic seeds, and its flavorful root which is eaten as a vegetable. The whole fennel plant is edible. On the health front, fennel is extremely good for you. It reduces inflammation in the […]

Beets! Don’t Pass Them Up!

chicken burger with pickled beets

There’s nothing like a gorgeous purple beet sliced onto a salad, roasted in the oven, or juiced with some greens and other veggies to make a beautifully colored glass of deliciousness. What’s this you say? You don’t love beets? Well, maybe you’re just not doing it right! Beets are in season now and they are […]

Shopping Cart Envy

Shopping cart in front of cold cases

What you’re about to read is based on a true story… About 2004 or 2005, I was shopping at my neighborhood grocery store (the new Harris Teeter in Wesley Chapel, NC) for the week. List in hand (well duh–I’m the Dinner Diva!), I had conquered the store and my cart was filled with all I […]

CRUSH Your Carb Cravings!

CRUSH your carb cravings!

YES, you CAN crush your carb cravings! Cravings are complex things–heavily loaded, connected to emotions, physiology, and habit, they’re not easy to get under control using just one strategy.  As a recovering carb addict myself, I can speak to this truth on every level–cravings can lead us down a path of absolute devastation and are […]

Tea or smoothies? (special herb for both)

Fresh mint is a common sight in the summertime and today you’re going to get a tip, a trick, and a recipe featuring this pretty little leaf! I have mint growing in my garden and let me tell you when you plant mint, you have mint for life! Really. Mint can take over so you […]

Quinoa: Gluten-free “grain” or is it a seed?

Quinoa is a seed that’s been around forever, though with the popularity it’s gained in recent years, you’d think it was a new invention. Quinoa has an amazing nutritional profile. This seed is gluten free, high in protein and rich in health-supportive fats. Quinoa is full of vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. It can lower your […]

How to Find a Great Local Butcher

Find a Local Butcher

There are many reasons why you should seek out a trusted local butcher rather than shopping for your meats at the local big box store. This is especially true if the most popular local source for groceries is a Wal-Mart Super Center. (Please don’t buy your meat from Wal-Mart because it has almost certainly come […]