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Organic Food Defined

Posted 02 October 2012 | By | Categories: organic, organic food | 2 Comments

I’ve been a long supporter of organic foods, both for its health and environmental benefits. Unfortunately, some people are still confused as to what the term organic actually means. Also, with the recent news story about organic food being no better than conventional food, we have even more confusion created around this term than ever before. […]

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Parsley Spinach Salad (Antioxidant Rich!)

Posted 26 September 2012 | By | Categories: health food | No Comments

This antioxidant rich salad is made with organic parsley and spinach. These two foods can be classified as “super foods” for their high amount of nutrients like vitamin A (eyesight and skin), vitamin C (immune function and healthy collagen), vitamin K (for healthy bones and blood), fiber and some amino acids. Vitamin A, C, and […]

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Fight Fatigue With These 5 Simple Steps

Posted 24 September 2012 | By | Categories: exercise, healing, health, health benefits of vitamin d, top 10 list, vitamin d | 1 Comment

Fatigue is something many busy, and sometimes not-so busy, people suffer from. It promotes sluggishness, yawning, a cloudy head, and laziness. Many people have asked how they can fight fatigue using natural methods, and if these natural methods do indeed work. Often, people will reach for a soda, coffee, or an energy drink (yikes!) for […]

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Homemade Pickled Okra (PLUS: Coconut Oil Winner Announced!)

Posted 17 September 2012 | By | Categories: gardening, health food | No Comments

My okra plants in my organic garden have just started exploding with okra pods recently, which is weird considering we’re only 5 days away from fall. Although I love fall and winter weather, at the same time I’m hoping the seasons will be stretched (just a bit), so I can get more okra and zucchini […]

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Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner

Posted 06 September 2012 | By | Categories: coconut oil | 3 Comments

Since I started hosting this giveaway for coconut oil, I’ve received numerous ideas from various sources on the multiple uses for coconut oil. Not only can it be used in the kitchen, but it may also be a potent beauty aid. It is known to be a really good, natural moisturizer, and some people even […]

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The Truth About Egg Yolks (and Bad Science)

Posted 04 September 2012 | By | Categories: diet | 4 Comments

If you are anything like me, you are constantly on the look out for up-to-date nutrition news, information and research regarding natural, whole foods. I recently came across an article (and no doubt you might have, too) titled, “Egg yolks almost as bad as smoking“. Of course I was flabbergasted, as well as highly, highly […]

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Jicama Fries

Posted 30 August 2012 | By | Categories: health food, healthy foods | 12 Comments

I’ve found a new french fry recipe that I love. I don’t usually go for fries from white potatoes, due to their high glycemic index (and also the fact that they are often fried in genetically modified soy and/or canola oils). These jicama fries, however, provide a side dish satisfaction that is slightly similar to […]

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Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway! (Now CLOSED)

Posted 25 August 2012 | By | Categories: giveaway | 68 Comments

Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil! If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you. Tropical Traditions is America’s source for […]

Chocolate: An Ounce a Day May Keep the Doctor Away

Chocolate: An Ounce a Day May Keep the Doctor Away

Posted 20 August 2012 | By | Categories: chocolate, health, health food, healthy dessert | 1 Comment

I eat chocolate literally every single day. Sometimes, when I feel a need for a break from caffeine, I will replace it with carob, or not eat it all together. But, I just couldn’t imagine going without it for myself. Many people, upon hearing my love for chocolate, are shocked that I support such a […]

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The Top 5 Health Benefits of Avocados

Posted 16 August 2012 | By | Categories: health, top 10 list | 6 Comments

Avocados are by far my favorite fruit. They aren’t high in sugar, they are a wonderful moisturizer for the skin and above all things, they just taste fantastic. Contrary to popular belief, they are very, very versatile in cooking — there are so many things you can do with avocados that doesn’t involve guacamole (although, […]

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