Natural Ways to Fight Colds and Flu

Winter is here! There may be snow on the ground, there is colder weather, lots of soups and stews, and then of course the stuffed up noses. It all sounds great until you’re blowing your nose every two seconds and your throat could pass for sandpaper. And if all that wasn’t enough, your lungs have to fight […]

Orange you getting hungry?

By: Leanne Ely   They’re juicy and sweet, they’re featured in fruit baskets everywhere and they’re the unofficial poster-fruits of cold prevention. Let’s talk about oranges! Oranges are an excellent snack, but they’re not quite as easy to peel as a banana when you’re on the go. But what they lack in peel appeal, they […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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?

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]