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Healing Disease Through Holistic Nutrition: 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 »

Almond Oil: Makeover Your Bath with One Ingredient

  My bathtub has exactly 5 items neatly organized around the rim: 1. Essential Oil Scented Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse 2. Bronner’s Liquid Soap solution 3. Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub 4. Almond Oil 5. Razor The secret to simplification was the Almond Oil. When I first read about oil washing, I was intrigued – and badly… 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 »

World Rivers Day

“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.” – Mark Angelo World Rivers Day is celebrated every year on the last Sunday of September. “World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and encourages… Read more »

Save Now and Enjoy Later: Freezing Summer Produce

If you find yourself sitting at the kitchen table grinning at the last of the cornucopia of summer bounty that has filled your fruit bowl, you’re probably not alone as it’s hard not to appreciate this gift of summer goodness. You more that likely are trying to decide, do I eat fresh the cantaloupe or the… 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 »