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Does Eating Real Food Make Us Healthier?by  

Does eating real food make us healthier? Can eating well cure everything that’s wrong? Here are some considerations that may make you change your eating…

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To Stay out of the Sun or Not: Learning the Truth about Vitamin Dby  

As I’ve started learning the truth about vitamin D, I’m finding that the sun may not be our enemy and that our bodies may need vitamin D more than we knew.

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8 Ways to Supercharge Your Smoothiesby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer It's the New Year. Are you ready to supercharge your smoothie? Smoothies, or smoothie bowls, are a convenient way to pack in nutrition, especially when loaded with raw fruits and vegetables. We love to include lots... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin D in 600 Wordsby  

  By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer I don't know about you, but I've been hearing a lot about Vitamin D lately. But because I'm busy being a homemaker, working, and taking care of a 9-month-old who's doing his best to... Read More

5 Foods That Slash Stressby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Stress can be detrimental to our bodies. Stress leads to anxiety, grumpiness, sleep problems, and lack of concentration. All of these then contribute to heart disease, digestive upset, high blood pressure, and even thyroid problems.... Read More

Bullet Proof Coffee DIY with 4 Ingredientsby  

By Ann Timm, Contributing Writer I rarely ever drank coffee, even as an adult. The only exception was driving by a Starbucks on a wintry day and wanting something hot to warm my frozen self. Often I would bypass the... Read More

Benefits and Uses of Chia Seeds (Plus 50 Chia Recipes)by  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Chia seeds have been lauded as a super food for a few years now, and for good reason. Of all of the benefits of chia seeds, some of the most notable are their ability to... Read More

Why My Kids Don’t Drink Juice Everyday {& What They Drink Instead}by  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer It's everywhere. The idea that children should drink fruit juice regularly. On a hot summer day at the beach, we're surrounded by children consuming fruit juice from boxes. At a family picnic, the squirt juices... Read More

Build Your Own Healthy Saladby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Salad season is here again! If you're excited to get back to the healthy crunch of fresh foods at mealtime or you're simply trying to add more vegetables to your daily diet, use this guide to pair... Read More

Are These Hidden Toxins Lurking in YOUR Chocolate?by  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Chocolate has served as a sacred elixir, an aphrodisiac, and a comfort food for multiple civilizations since the time of the Aztecs. With a scientific name like theobroma, which literally means "food of the gods," there's... Read More

The Importance of Trace Minerals {and How to Increase Your Intake!}by  

This post was originally published in November of 2008, but is a great reminder that your body needs these minerals just as much as the other elements of good nutrition that we discuss on a regular basis! Sure, we all... Read More

The Fake Food You Don’t Know You’re Eating (Part 2)by  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Have you ever wondered what you would see if you could examine the inside of your body under a microscope? Would you find traces of benzene? Mutated DNA? Or perhaps thinned or irritated cell walls along... Read More

All About Sugarby  

photo credit: D Shannon Pruitt By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer According to the USDA, the average American consumes over 90 pounds of sugar a year. 90 pounds a year! The recommendation from the World Health Organization is to eat just 6 teaspoons... Read More

6 Cleansing Foods You Should Be Eating This Winterby  

Guest post by Lisa Grace Byrne, MPH Oh, winter! If you are living in the Northern hemisphere (particularly the areas where winter means cold), easing into the winter season with warmth and grace can feel a little challenging. Songs fill... Read More

Green Tea Panna Cotta: The Easiest Summer Dessert You’ll Ever Makeby  

  By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Summertime is no time to be cooking in a hot kitchen. It's also a time when we want things easy. I'm not saying we're lazy - I'm just saying I'd rather be playing a... Read More

Eggplant Cannelloni {Grain Free Recipe}by  

Guest post by Dena Norton What's the first recipe that comes to mind when you hear the word "eggplant"? Eggplant Parmesan, right? And what's the second? Most of us draw a blank on that one. Well, today I hope to... Read More

What Can You Actually DO with all those Fresh Spring Greens?by  

Guest Post by Krissa Jeldy One of the things I love about getting a CSA box is getting introduced to all kinds of vegetables that (if I'm honest with myself) I probably wouldn't pick up on a regular basis at... Read More

Supercharge Your Nutrition with Swiss Chardby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Like most families, we have our share of picky eaters. I’m sure you know what I mean, and if you don’t, count yourself blessed. Despite my best efforts, somewhere around the age of 8 or... Read More

How to Deal with Sugar Cravingsby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer It's 4 p.m. and you find yourself in the kitchen pantry, rummaging through the baking supplies, trying to find that half used bag of chocolate chips. You know they must be somewhere. And you must... Read More

Let These Frozen Berry Recipe Ideas Chase Away the Winter Blues!by  

By Andrea, Contributing Writer By February, I am tired of winter. Living in Colorado, the winter means crops are dormant. Any fresh fruits or vegetables we get are usually trucked in from a warmer part of the country. This is... Read More

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