Update to the Kids Chore Chart System

August 2015 ~ We did a post back in 2013 on a Chore Chart  system for kids that had a little twist to it.  It had a Work for Hire element added to it. This system is great to ‘dangle the carrot’ so to speak to entice kids to do more ‘grown up’ things around the house, […]

Breyers kicks the hormones to the Curb!

This may be old news for some of you (Feb) but I still wanted to spread the word because it’s another small step towards transparency in our food system. Breyer’s has announced it stopped using milk and cream from cows treated with artificial growth hormones, becoming the latest big brand to shift toward more natural […]

10 Ideas for Quick Healthy Meals

If you’re like most Americans your day is busy with not a lot of wiggle room.  Do you often find that what you PLANNED on preparing for dinner sits in the fridge because it requires too much work or you just don’t feel like making it? What about breakfast?  Do you rely on prepackaged boxed items instead of fresh […]

6 of The Best Foods for Glowing Healthy Skin

We all know that the skin cream market is a billion dollar industry.   But have you ever considered a more holistic approach to protect your skin from premature aging with the foods you eat? Fruits, like watermelon and cantaloupe, are some of the most hydrating foods we can eat because they contain mostly water which in turn rehydrates […]

5 Lunch Ideas under 400 Calories

We have all heard by now that strictly counting calories, fat or carbs isn’t a long term solution to weight loss.  It is important, however, to have a round about idea of how many calories you are consuming daily, as well as your fiber and protein intake. The ‘experts’ all still agree that a balanced diet […]

Nestle Announces Plans to Remove Artificial Flavors and Dyes from its Candy Products

Huge companies like Kraft, Coca Cola and Wal Mart have removed artificial food colors and dyes from the products that they distribute in other countries. And as concerned parents voices continue to grow louder, Nestle has jumped on board and announced Tuesday they too will be changing the formula on over 250 of their products to remove […]

Why You Should Start Dry Brushing Today

Have you ever heard of dry brushing before? This is a simple, daily practice that I started just over a year ago.  It’s inexpensive, it doesn’t take much time and the effects are noticeable right away. Dry brushing stimulates the body’s circulation and lymphatic system.  The most immediate and visual effect is smoother skin, but […]

8 Causes of Cravings (and what to do about them)

Have you ever wondered what causes food cravings?  That 3pm call to the candy machine at work?  The 9pm ice cream calling to you from the freezer?  Do you tend to crave foods on the salty side or sugary side?  Or perhaps both. A lot of people view cravings (and the giving in to them) as […]

How to Eat If You’re Avoiding GMOs

I love this graphic from Whole Foods describing GMOs (genetically modified foods) and how to avoid them in the supermarket. Just because a lot of the produce isn’t genetically modified doesn’t mean you should buy conventional.  Conventional produce still contains harmful pesticides and chemicals.  So organic is still best.  

The Truth about Vitamin Water

I am doing this blog today because one of my dearest friends is having some health issues that she feels maybe an extra dose of vitamins couldn’t fix. She has been to her primary Doctor to have blood work done to see if there is anything she is “lacking”. She’s has been to subsequent doctors […]

Does your rice need to be organic?

I came across something very interesting today that I wanted to share with you. Since we have gone unprocessed in 2012 we continue to decrease the amount of foods we eat which contain white flour and white sugar all the time, this means less spaghetti, noodles, and pastas.  I will be open and honest here and say […]

Is Evaporated Cane Juice Better than Sugar?

What is Evaporated Cane Juice? Before I started dissecting labels as an addiction habit, I bypassed the term EVAPORATED CANE JUICE quite frequently.  Most people look for the word sugar and when they don’t see it, they may think the product contains less sugar. But that is false. Sugar has taken on many names in the […]