Paleo Protein Bars

Paleo Protein Bars

Homemade Paleo Protein Bars (makes 8 bars) Recipe by Natalie Brady, Holistic Nutritionist If you’re not one for making your own healthy snacks I highly recommend at least trying this recipe for Paleo Protein Bars you can make in your own kitchen. Seriously...
Facial Cleansing

Facial Cleansing

Many people are confused about facial cleansing routines: “Should I use oil-based or water-based products for my skin care routine?” is a question we are commonly asked. Conventional skin care wisdom warns against applying oils to the skin. This is based...

What’s with Eggs?

Eggs have been maligned for many years. One minute they are good and the next they’re going to give you a heart attack. So what do we know about eggs? Eggs are a highly nutritious whole food, an affordable source of complete protein, contain 11 vitamins and...
Gut-Brain Axis

Gut-Brain Axis

What is the Gut-Brain Axis? Have you ever had a “gut feeling”, “butterflies in your stomach”, felt “sick to your stomach” or even a “gut-wrenching” experience? It may come as a surprise that your gastrointestinal tract is directly connected to...

Ways to use Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Read on for tips on how to use ylang ylang essential oil – a very popular oil with a rich heady deeply floral aroma. You can use Ylang Ylang essential oil for a number of common applications – and it will transport you to a tropical paradise – all in...
Awesome Paleo Loaf

Awesome Paleo Loaf

Looking for an awesome Paleo loaf recipe that is super-easy to make?  You have found it. We love Paleo, mainly because it directs people back to whole foods, focusing on nutrient-dense ingredients, sourced primarily from vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. There is a...

Rules to follow when eating fruit

Rules to follow when eating fruit By Sharon Erdrich As awareness of issues with sugar consumption increases, fruit has fallen into the “bad food” category.  Why?  Even though it offers vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, most of fruit’s is-it-good-or-bad?...

Broccoli

What’s so good about Broccoli Eat Broccoli! by Sarah la Touche It’s tasty, it’s versatile, and most of all, and it’s packed with goodness. A popular member of the brassica family, which includes other health enhancing greens like cabbages, cress, mustard greens,...

CBD Oil

CBD oil.  What’s that? If you are confused in regards to the differences between hemp oil and cannabidiol (CBD) oil, you are not alone.  Even public health legislators are confused it seems. While marijuana and hemp are related (like cousins), the amount of...

Paleo Mayonnaise

Ingredients 2 egg yolks 1 tsp mustard (optional) 3 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup olive oil – we prefer extra virgin 1/2 cup coconut oil – organic, extra virgin. Method In a medium bowl (blender or food processor) mix the egg yolks, mustard, and 1...

Coconuts and Coconut Nutrition

All About Young Coconuts and How to Prepare Them   Young Coconuts The young, unripe coconut is a fabulous addition to your diet. Considered by some to be a “wonder food” fresh young cocnuts are readily available in the supermarkets in New Zealand –...

Video Games

ISU study proves conclusively that violent video game play makes more aggressive kids AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of Psychology Craig Anderson has made much of his life’s work studying how violent video game play affects...

Urine pH

How Useful is the Urine pH Test for Determining if I am Acid or Alkaline? Measuring urine pH is a simple test to assess your total body acid or alkaline load, as determined by the acid excreted in your urine.  While a meat-heavy diet may make your urine overly acidic,...

PCBs and Dioxin

Environ Health Perspect. 2002 Oct;110(10):A593-8. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=1241045&blobtype=pdf Effects of perinatal exposure to PCBs and dioxins on play behavior in Dutch children at school age. Vreugdenhil HJ, Slijper FM, Mulder PG,...

Phthalates

What are Phthalates and Where are They Found? by Sharon Erdrich Phthalates are plasticising agents commonly used in products made from PVC. A modern-day substance that is all around us, phthalates are an endocrine disruptor. This means that they can disrupt normal...