how to find quality supplements

Food is medicine. There's no doubt about it. Our bodies respond best when we consume our nutrients from quality food sources. However, for various reasons, many of us (myself included) use certain supplements. While there is much research on how supplementation can be beneficial, there is also a laundry list of reasons that they can be … Continue reading how to find quality supplements

almond butter,bananas,pancakes,oh my!

Sometimes you just want a good, fun pancake to start off the day...actually, breakfast food can be yummy for dinner too....Either way, this is one of our go-to pancakes for days we don't feel like making the batter from scratch. For almost a year now, we have been experimenting with different flours and how they … Continue reading almond butter,bananas,pancakes,oh my!

how to find a local pick-your-own farm

It's almost officially the first day of Summe Summe Summertime! That means many berries are in season!!! Yay! Last weekend, Jeff and I picked FOUR POUNDS of blueberries (see phone video below for visual)! Wow.....They taste SO good. We found a local farm that allows the public to harvest every few months. There was live … Continue reading how to find a local pick-your-own farm

food label: what is “natural”?

Years ago, during my first year of college, I sat in a Nutrition course completely dumbfounded by something the instructor had just explained. "The word natural is not currently defined by the FDA". Whoa! What? Can I get a repeat? Prior to this encounter, I imagined a food labeling world in which companies stood behind … Continue reading food label: what is “natural”?

holistic sinus and allergy remedies

This time of year brings such beauty in nature as blooms spring up to say hello. Yet, for many, allergies become a nagging issue and make the Spring less than enjoyable. I grew up in a valley area of Tennessee that seemed like a huge bowl for pollen collection

4 budget-friendly skincare hacks

Confession. I used to visit the tanning bed regularly. It’s SO awful to think about now. I look back on pictures and wonder why I ever thought it was a great idea?! Thankfully, I have outgrown that bad habit, and I have learned the importance of taking care of my skin (including using sunscreen!). After … Continue reading 4 budget-friendly skincare hacks

4 safety checks diabetics considering an exercise plan

Diabetes should not prevent you from reaching your health goals. In fact, many diabetics are amazingly fit, like the Type 1 diabetic triathlon athlete in this  study. .....but you may have to put a little love into planning for your exercise sessions in order to perform safely! Here are a few considerations when planning your … Continue reading 4 safety checks diabetics considering an exercise plan

frozen, canned, or raw vegetables: does it matter?

Red. Yellow. Orange. Green. No, I'm not talking about colors in a rainbow....This post is all about one of the food groups that puts pretty colors on your plate...vegetables! I know...I can HEAR the excitement and thrill through the screen. If we are honest with ourselves, many of us would say that we simply don't … Continue reading frozen, canned, or raw vegetables: does it matter?