Posts Categorized: Food & Health

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

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

  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 »

Coconut Delicata Squash Chips

Coconut Delicata Squash Chips so simple, so satisfying Ingredients 3 delicata squash, halved, seeded, and cut into thin half rounds 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil 1 teaspoon sea salt Procedure Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. In a mixing bowl, toss the squash with the melted… Read more »

Organic Holiday Dog Treats (and for the rest of the year, too!)

If you like to spread the flavor of the season among your 4-legged family members as well, try this easy, healthy, and inexpensive recipe. Your furry friends will love it! Carrot Apple Dog Treats INGREDIENTS 2 cups chickpea flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 organic egg 1/4 cup organic applesauce 1 cup grated organic carrots DIRECTIONS… Read more »

Coconut’s 25 Best Health & Beauty Uses: Health

Follow enough health and beauty journals, and you could easily find yourself wondering, “is there anything coconut oil cannot do?” If you want the the full story about this miracle fruit, take a listen to our interview with the foremost expert on coconut, Dr. Bruce Fife of the Coconut Research Center. But if you’re just looking… Read more »

Romaine Salad w/ Rotisserie Chicken, Peaches & Blue Cheese

Recipe courtesy of  Earl’s Organic Produce.  Romaine Salad w/ Rotisserie Chicken, Peaches & Blue Cheese This no cook recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and is perfect on a hot summer day. Serves 4-6 People INGREDIENTS 1 10oz package organicgirl Romaine Whole Leaf 4-6 medium sized peaches 1 Rotisserie Chicken ¾ cup blue cheese… Read more »

“Brown Bag” Lunch

Although we love a good PB&J, there are plenty of easy options for a creative, healthy and easy homemade lunch for days at the office (or school!) Whole Wheat Veggie Wrap Hummus Baby greens/spinach/sprouts Sliced veggies (cucumber, tomato, bell pepper, carrots, onion, whatever you like) Sauerkraut (optional) Avocado (optional) Served With 2 fresh apricots ¼… Read more »

Antioxidant Berry Blast Smoothie

  Start your day with this nutrient-packed smoothie. Combine the following in a blender: Ingredients 1/4 c. Whole Milk Yogurt 1/4 c. Coconut Milk 2 Tbs. Chia Seeds Spoonful of Raw Coconut Oil Spoonful of Local Raw Honey 1/2 Cup of Ice Any 1-2 cup combination of (we love doing them all!): – Raspberries –… Read more »