Managing Diabetes Takes a WHOLE-istic Approach to Health


By Kim Thomas of US Health Corps For people with diabetes, keeping close tabs on blood sugar levels is essential, even when they’re feeling fine. But there is much more to managing the chronic condition than simply monitoring glucose levels and managing medications. Your diet, lifestyle, and even your support system can have a huge … Continue reading Managing Diabetes Takes a WHOLE-istic Approach to Health

Strawberry Caprese Farro Salad


Sweet and Savory Salads Salads are perfect for summer. They are light and bright, cool and refreshing, and best of all, you can take advantage of the bounties of your garden or local farmer’s markets!  You can create a symphony in your palate by bringing opposite flavors together in your salads. Try mixing berries, figs, … Continue reading Strawberry Caprese Farro Salad

Gluten Free Pesto Pasta with Steak


With love from: Rachael Romig, owner Just Breathe. Weddings & Events This year my husband and I discovered that he could no longer eat gluten. (Thank you, Dr. Aparna Mele from Digestive Disease Associates!) We should have seen it coming because he has had stomach issues for some time now but hearing it from a … Continue reading Gluten Free Pesto Pasta with Steak

Sweet Brekkie Sweet Potato


The sweet potato is the new star of breakfast. What’s not to love? It’s delicious and versatile, plus loaded with fiber and nutrients like vitamins A and C and potassium. Best of all, it keeps well when made in advance. Get ready to love waking up in the morning with this delicious recipe Sweet Brekkie … Continue reading Sweet Brekkie Sweet Potato

Seared Grouper with Black-Eyed Pea Relish


What is American Heart Month? American Heart Association February is American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is an ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. Chances are, we all know someone affected by heart disease and stroke, because about 2,300 … Continue reading Seared Grouper with Black-Eyed Pea Relish

A Deeper Connection With Your Food Will Drastically Improve Your Life


by: Jordan Scroble, Grow Your Own Freedom As we develop a deeper connection with our food we begin to see more of its inherent value. Food is nourishment. It provides our body with the fundamental building blocks and nutrients that it needs to function. Of course, the wrong types of food can wreak havoc on … Continue reading A Deeper Connection With Your Food Will Drastically Improve Your Life

Skin Friendly Foods


With the end of the harsh winter weather, which can be drying and damaging on the skin, seeking remedies to keep the skin healthy and youthful is always high on our to-do lists. Beyond topical treatments, there are actually skin-friendly foods that can be nurturing and rejuvenating. In actuality, whatever you eat that’s good for … Continue reading Skin Friendly Foods

Making Friends With Your Microbes


By Kevin Spyker, Certified Healing Foods Specialist from Culture Den What does it mean to be human? Really, truly human? In a moment, you’ll understand why we are 1/10th as human as we previously thought, and how this realization has profound implications for modern medicine and nutrition… all with a little help from my friends… … Continue reading Making Friends With Your Microbes

The Wisdom of Our Ancestors


By: Kevin Spyker Certified Healing Foods Specialist & Weston A. Price Foundation Chapter Leader   Turns out Great-Grandma may have been right all along… Baking soda, vinegar, mason jars, salt, butter, tallow, bone broth, porridge, and yes… liver… The simple tools and ingredients of a bygone era are making a well-deserved comeback, and the deeper … Continue reading The Wisdom of Our Ancestors

Raw vs. Cooked Veggies


Are raw vegetables healthier than cooked? Do vegetables lose their nutritional value when cooked? Raw foodists argue that cooking kills vitamins and minerals in food and denatures the enzymes that aid in digestion, but it turns out that raw vegetables are not always healthier. A 2008 study from the British Journal of Nutrition noted that … Continue reading Raw vs. Cooked Veggies