What I Wish I Had Known About Nourishing Babies

Before I became pregnant with my son, I tried to prep myself for the healthiest pregnancy possible. I worked out and got in shape. I followed a Candida diet for several months to get my yeast problem under control. I read pregnancy and birthing books. I weaned off of Prozac because I wanted a drug-free…

Easy Small Batch Lemonade

It’s almost officially summer, and I’ve already made a few batches of this super easy lemonade. I know sugar isn’t the healthiest thing in the world to consume, but lemon juice is┬áreally good for you, so my hope is that to two balance each other out. ­čśÇ Besides, there┬áare times when sugar is beneficial to…

So I’ve gained a little weight…

I’m going to level with you. I do not like being fat. I know we are supposed to love our bodies no matter their shape and size (and I do have a lot of love for my body), but I just happen to not like the way it looks when my belly sticks out as…

The March Against Monsanto

On Saturday I marched with an estimated 6000 protesters in Portland, Oregon in the March Against Monsanto. We were but a small portion of people marching against Monsanto and GMO foods around the world–there were over 2 million people worldwide who joined in this protest. I didn’t know how many people would show up. I…

9 Reasons to Eat Real Food

I remember when I thought that protein bars were a healthy snack. When I thought flax oil infused margarine was good for the heart. I remember buying 1% milk because my mom always bought us lowfat, so that’s what I was supposed to drink, right?? I remember when I bought the cheap “wheat” bread, thinking…

The Chicken Girls Are Here

It’s funny how suddenly it happened. For a couple of years, we had tossed around the idea of having chickens someday. It started after I read the book Farm City, the same year my parents got their chickens. But it always seemed off in the future somewhere. Maybe not even until we had moved somewhere…

My New “Diet”

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have gone off the GAPS diet. I had more or less intended it to be sort of a trial, to see if it was really going to be better for me to eat starches, but now that I’ve gotten off of GAPS, I don’t even have the…

Why GMOs Are So Dangerous

Imagine this. There is a new disease that has just popped up in your community. It doesn’t usually kill people right off, but it can seriously impair their health, causing all sorts of issues like diabetes, cancer, and infertility. You don’t want this disease, so you stay away from anyone who has it and you…

Advocating for Knowledge and Freedom of Choice

As we know, 2012 was not the end of the world. But there are those who believe the year was meant to be a turning point in the collective human conscience. A re-awaking, so to speak; an enlightenment. It certainly was an awaking year for me.┬áSome say that awakening had already started before 2012, and…

Rooibos Kombucha

I remember the first time I ever tried kombucha. I was doing a photography apprenticeship with one of the coolest people I have ever met–a miss┬áLisa Warninger. I would go over to her place to do photo editing or whatever she had for me that day, and then we’d walk over to a nearby health…

Kombucha 101

Already in the Tsin-Dynasty, 221 BC, it was known and honoured as a beverage with magical powers enabling people to live forever. ┬á—Kombucha–Miracle Fungus Okay, maybe kombucha doesn’t make people live forever, but it does have some health claims. Some of these are improved digestion, better body pH (it’s alkalizing), detoxifying effects and liver supportive,…

30 health e-books for $1.30 each

There are a lot of e-books out there. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty hesitant to spend $10-20 on a digital book. But there’s a lot of health info I want to learn and a lot of real food recipe books I’d like to glean from (especially the grain-free ones). I’d like to…