7 Sweeteners That Are Actually Healthy

Artificial sweeteners are terrible for you. White sugar is bad also. So, which sweeteners can you use? Keep reading for the 7 sweeteners that are actually healthy.

Most of the times when I write these articles to help you with what’s healthy and what’s not, it’s pretty cut and dried. I usually know, without a doubt, what to include on the healthy list. I’m going to tell you up front right now, that this one is not so simple. There are lots of differing opinions and so many different research studies…

If I were writing about the six sweeteners you can use, I’d be 100 percent sure of my list. It’s the 7th sweetener on the list that causes me issue.

I like to use food as fuel; food as medicine. And, with the first 6 sweeteners on this list, that’s exactly the case. They are fantastic. They taste great. …

5 Health Benefits Of Yams And Sweet Potatoes

Some vegetables are delicious and other vegetables are healing. These tubers are both! Keep reading to learn about the top 5 health benefits of yams and sweet potatoes…

There are lots of vegetables that we eat just because we know we should. Just because they are healthy. Just because the research shows that you just have to eat them.

Sweet potatoes and yams do not fall into this category. Nobody has to force or convince you to eat a yam or a sweet potato.  I think you’d be hard pressed to find too many people who are eating these root veggies just because they are healthy. In fact, I don’t think I’d be exaggerating if I said that whenever you see someone eating a sweet potato or a yam, they are eating it — relishing it with gusto —  because it’s delicious.

It’s a great perk that …

30 Quick Meals To Heal You This Month

Make one of these meals each day this month, and you will be a new person… food really is medicine! Scroll down for 30 quick meals to heal you this month. Let’s get cooking and you’ll see how much more energy you will have, how your digestion will improve, how you will sleep better, how your mood will be lifted, and how your health conditions will start to melt away…

Each one of these meals will heal different conditions in your body and each one can be on the table in 30 minutes or less. If you commit to making one meal each day for 30 days, you will be on the road to looking and feeling healthy and youthful.

Do you remember when you used to have the energy to want to do so many things? Remember when your skin was glowing and healthy? Remember what life was like …

5 Grain Free Flours You Will Love

Living a grain free life means reducing your inflammation and feeling better. Simple concept. Not so simple to do, unless you know about the 5 grain free flours you will love… they make for some awesome desserts!

I am of the belief that there is no reason for anyone to eat a lot of grains. Certainly, there is no reason to ever eat unhealthy, unsprouted flours and grains. Okay, I realize that maybe I’m going a little overboard here…

But, when you know that all grains (not just gluten) can create inflammation in your body, and that inflammation causes digestive problems, aches and pains, illness, and weight gain… the drama is appropriate!

With all of the awesome grain substitutes and grain free flours available today, why would you infuse your body — your temple — with food that’s likely to make you sick. Come on, you deserve better than that!…

4 Supplements You Should Bring On Vacation

Vacation is a time to reset your whole body. So, leave most of your supplements at home and just bring the few that are great for traveling. Read ahead to learn which 4 supplements you should bring on vacation.

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is: “How do you stay healthy when you travel?”

There are many answers to that question, so I’m breaking all of this great information into several different posts.  Today, in this post, I want to talk to you about traveling with your vitamins and supplements.

Don’t take them all with you. Just don’t. No matter how much you think this will keep you on track and keep you healthy, don’t do it. I said don’t take them all. But you should take a few. Read ahead to learn about the 4 supplements you should bring on vacation.

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Eating Seasonally In Late Summer

Do you know what foods you should be eating now that summer is well underway? Read ahead to learn all about eating seasonally in late summer to get the most nutrients and the biggest bang for your buck…

Eating Seasonally In Late Summer Is A Must

By eating what’s in season, you are getting the highest level of nutrients from your food at the most affordable prices. Fruits and vegetables that are in season are reasonably priced, provide the most nutrition, and are less-likely to be tampered with in terms of additives and preservatives. 

Summer is the perfect time to stay out of indoor grocery stores and spend more time at outdoor markets. The farmers markets are bursting with colors and freshness and gorgeousness. If you don’t usually go to an outdoor market this time of year, you really have to try it… it will make your day! Do …

5 Little Known Health Benefits Of Avocados

Avocados are everywhere these days. Not only are they delicious and versatile, but read on and you will learn 5 little known health benefits of avocados. Then, keep scrolling down for some awesome unique healing recipes featuring this ever-so-popular ingredient… it’s not just for guacamole anymore…

Avocados are one of my favorite foods, both for their health benefits and because they taste great. They are the epitome of a superfood. In Chinese medicine, some practitioners recommend avocados to raise the sperm count. I like them because they are good for anemia, dry skin, palpitations, constipation, and hot flashes due to menopause… and some other things that we don’t often associate with avocado — like managing stress…

Did you know that avocados are fruits, not vegetables? They are. And, this fruit can actually lower your bad cholesterol.

One of my favorite things to do is to take a half of an …

6 Nuts You Should Be Eating For Your Health

Nuts truly exemplify the expression Food Is Medicine.  Read ahead to learn about the 6 nuts you should be eating for your health…

Nuts Are Healing… Are You Eating The Right Ones?

In Chinese medicine, nuts are known to be good for your brain, heart, skin and reproductive system. They truly are medicine. There’s been a lot of research recently about the health benefits of all different kinds of nuts. Like anything else, there are good ones and their are great ones… and there are the not so good ones.

Eating the right kinds of nuts can help protect you against heart disease and cancer. So, I want you to eat nuts. But, in the right amounts — after all, too much of anything can be a bad thing — and I want you to stick to the varieties that are best for your needs.

Nuts have always been …

5 Reasons You Should Be Using Oregano Oil To Stay Healthy

Oregano oil is a superhero in the wellness world. Here are 5 reasons you should be using oregano oil to stay healthy.

Oregano Oil Is A Superhero In The Wellness World

Essential oils have so many benefits. And there are so may oils available — it’s hard to know which ones you need, which ones you should buy, and which ones to use for what conditions. Some oils are for internal use, some are only for external use… so how do you sort out all of the information available?

I do a lot of research. I won’t ever recommend anything until I have tested and retested and tested again. I test on myself and on willing participants. It’s actually so much fun for me. Especially when the results are phenomenal. And the health benefits of oregano oil are a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

I’m going to be bold enough to say that if you …

Pineapple Mango Smoothie

This pineapple mango smoothie is bright and refreshing… but the best thing about it is that it will help your digestion!

I make smoothies all the time. I mean, every day. My Vitamix gets more use than any kitchen tool I’ve ever owned. I just love the idea that I can pick out whatever food and herbs and supplements I need at a particular moment, toss them all in the blender, and have a healing cocktail of sorts that will boost my energy, fix my digestion, decrease my inflammation, or lift my mood in a matter of seconds.

To me, it’s like magic. Smoothies are the epitome of food is medicine.

When I was in school getting my Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine, we learned all about the value and the amazing healing powers of Chinese herbs. And, I  cook with Chinese herbs all the time. One of my …