The Yummiest, Mineral Rich, Vegetable Broth

The Yummiest, Mineral Rich, Vegetable Broth

Yummmmmm I'm making a mineral rich vegetable broth today. I'm always trying to find ways to get more vegetables into my family's diet.  Our bodies' need vegetables to thrive, prevent and heal!  So I thought I would share with you one of my secrets to making sure that we're getting enough vegetables in our diet.

Top 3 Ingredients to Get Out of Your Family's Diet

Top 3 Ingredients to Get Out of Your Family's Diet

What can I immediately do to help make my family healthier?

This is an excellent question and one I hear a lot.  This is all about reading ingredients labels.  I can’t stress enough the importance of reading labels.  Here are the top 3 red flag ingredients to get out of your family's diet now. 

19 Ways to Create an Anti-Cancer Body

19 Ways to Create an Anti-Cancer Body

One of the cancer lectures I went to was on how to use selected nutriceuticals, phytochemicals and functional foods to influence tumor suppression and tumor promoter genes.  Wow.  It was super interesting and I was happy to see many medical professionals in the room.  I had the pleasure of sitting next to this amazing pediatric oncologist who told me she has seen a rise in children’s cancer over the last couple of decades.  In fact, she was currently treating a newborn that had brain cancer.  WHAT?!?!?!  I knew right there and then that I had to write this blog post and share it with more then just my friends! 

How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label - 101

How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label - 101

Often when I'm shopping with my husband he will pick up a product and ask me if this is good for us.  And my response is always "Look at the nutrition facts label (food label) and then look at what it's made with (ingredients list)."  He's not alone, it's very common for people to wonder if a product is healthy for them or not.  It can be so confusing with all the front of the box claims.  So let's learn how to read a  Nutrition Facts Label...

Food Labels - How to Make Sense of Them

Food Labels - How to Make Sense of Them

Taking a trip down the food aisle in a supermarket can be super confusing. There are so many food labels to choose from. I get asked all the time.... What’s healthy?  Should I really buy organic?  What's the difference between organic on USDA organic?  Free-Range?  How about ‘grass-fed’?  What’s the Non-GMO Project? Should I stay away from GMO's?  What does all natural mean?  Should I get Omega 3-DHA enriched eggs?  I get it…it’s all incredibly overwhelming. So I decided to write this blog post to help you navigate all those food labels that food manufacturer love putting on their products.  

Best Prevention For Cold and Flu Season

Best Prevention For Cold and Flu Season

The best treatment for any flu (or cold) is always prevention, which includes supporting your immune system.  Eating well, getting proper rest and exercise are paramount.
 
One of the best things you can do is to eat nutrient dense, whole-foods because they're loaded with all kinds of immune boosting nutrients.  Here's an...

What Every Parent Should Know About Pesticides and Their Children

What Every Parent Should Know About Pesticides and Their Children

When I was in school I had to write my final paper on cancer prevention through diet.  WOW!  I'm so grateful I was given that assignment.  It opened my eyes and really changed the way my family eats.  Before being fully educated on the topic, I would buy organic here and there and just thought I was doing "the right thing".  But I really didn't understand the bigger picture.  

All You Need To Know About Bone Broth

All You Need To Know About Bone Broth

The end of 2014 was a whirlwind.  My mom had her hip replaced 8 weeks ago and my life revolved around taking care of her non-stop for 4 weeks.  In the hospital she was sick from the painkillers and all she could eat-drink were cold smoothies and bone broths.  She had to have... 

1/3 Of All Pregnant Women Are Deficient In This Nutrient, Are You?

1/3 Of All Pregnant Women Are Deficient In This Nutrient, Are You?

Are you deficient?

According to World Health Organization (WHO) and The International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD) iodine deficiency is on the rise, especially in women of childbearing age. (1)  In fact 1/3 of all pregnant women are...