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Ethical & Fair-Trade Halloween Candy Ideas

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Each of these candy companies provide nutritionally superior, environmentally conscious, and/or social change-focused sweets that make the treats you give this year sweeter for kids, better for the planet, and more supportive for the welfare of the world. Sweet up! 1. Alter Eco Chocolates Organic, fair trade, non-GMO, carbon neutral, free from poor fats and sugars… Read more »

Healthy & Holistic DIY Halloween Snacks

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  Don’t ignore your sweet cravings this time of year, indulge them! With these pre-trick-or-treating recipes (some from Holistic Culinary School Bauman College), fill up on yummy goodness, impressing your friends and kids! Here are my favorite five: 1. Superfood Popcorn “Ghoulish Stew” 2. Peppermint Truffle Gravestones 3. Deviled Egg Spiders 4. Snack-O-Lantern 5. Haunted Apple Bites… Read more »

How You Buy and Store Carrots Can Affect Nutritional Value

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  There are always so many choices for carrots when you go shopping at the store: loose, baby, 1-5 pound bags – and they are all good for you and quite flavorful! However, my favorites during this time of year are the bunched carrots, as they just seem to be a little bit sweeter and a touch more tender…. Read more »

Honeydew-Coconut Agua Fresca

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The combination of honeydew, coconut water, and natural sea salt make this a replenishing as well as refreshing summer drink. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 lime, peeled 3 cups diced honeydew melon 1 cup coconut water ¼ teaspoon good quality sea salt, such as pink Himalayan crystal salt ½ cup ice Procedure Place all ingredients in a… Read more »

4th of July Pasta Salad

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  Looking for a pasta salad alternative to take to this year’s 4th of July picnic? Try Chef Sita’s Quinoa Salad with Pesto & Mozzarella served with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes and Toasted Pine Nuts. For a fun way to serve, skewer Bocconcini mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes, drizzle with pesto, and serve over cooked quinoa… Read more »

Healing Disease Through Holistic Nutrition: Crohn’s Disease

Brandi Mackenzie Crohn's Disease

  Crohn’s Disease:   A chronic, or long-lasting, disease that causes inflammation—irritation or swelling—in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Most commonly, Crohn’s affects the small intestine and the beginning of the large intestine. However, the disease can affect any part of the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus. Source: National Institute of Diabetes and… Read more »

Healing Disease Through Holistic Nutrition: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)


Multiple sclerosis (MS): An unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. (Source: National Multiple Sclerosis Society) As a faculty member for the nutrition consultant and natural chef programs at Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition & Culinary Arts, Brigitte Mars… Read more »

3 Ways to Hydrate with Vitamins & Minerals


Hydration is essential to health. When our bodies do not get enough caffeine and sugar-free fluid, we can experience any of the following symptoms: Mental fog and confusion Exhaustion Dizziness Poor digestion and constipation Irregular body temperature and fluctuations Weight gain Experts recommend drinking 1 oz of water for every kg of body weight (roughly… Read more »

Sweet Alternatives: A Sugar Substitution Guide

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Original Article found at Bauman College All concentrated sweeteners are best used sparingly so that blood sugar levels can remain stable. For daily sweet treats, fresh, seasonal fruit makes an ideal choice. For baking or other sweetening needs, the following chart can help guide your decisions on what to use for more healthful alternatives. Selected… Read more »

9 Simple Steps to Improve Digestion

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  Written by Laura Knoff, B.Sc., Nutrition Consultant, Registered NANP, Labrys Health Care Circle; Instructor at Bauman College Nine Simple Steps to Improve Digestion Start at the beginning and add one step per week until digestion is good. 1. Relax. Do not rush while eating or eat while you are upset. You do not secrete adequate digestive juices… Read more »