Shopping for Healthy Meals on a Budget

Do you find that eating healthy can be expensive? Fortunately there a 2 great options for low cost healthy, non-GMO, organic foods. I have discovered that enjoying deep discounts also comes with the added bonus of home delivery. And the best part: there are now delicious options that can help…

Vitamin D Supplementation

Vitamin D is often referred to as our universal guardian, but can require supplementation since it is nearly impossible to get adequate amounts from diet alone. It is also known as the “sunshine vitamin” because it can be synthesized in the skin from exposure to sunlight. Many people are not…

My Favorite Immune Supplement: Elderberry

Elderberry is one of my favorite immune supplements. Truth: I have many favorites. But elderberry makes the top of my list with good reason. My initial experience with elderberries was as a food in the form of syrup. I used it as a flavoring for plain yogurt, as pancake syrup…

Want healthy affordable food? Join Thrive Market!

One of the most common reasons people cite for not purchasing healthy food is that they feel it’s too expensive. In some cases, they may be right. If you simply head to your local health food store or grocery store to try to find healthy options, then you will likely…

My Mom is a Nutritionist

Thoughts from my daughter after 25 years of “healthy” substitutes. We were the kids that went to school with raw vegetables instead of fruit roll-ups or Lays Potato Chips. This came with the added nicknames of “Broccoli Girl” and “String Beana.” But, we were also the kids that sat around…

3 Ways to Use Essential Oils

Are you curious about all the buzz surrounding essential oils? There’s a very good reason for their growing popularity; essential oils (EOs) are a great tool in your home collection of natural wellness options. When used properly, they are very safe, and remarkably fun and effective. First let’s take a…

Alternative Natural Sweeteners

From an immunity perspective, sugar has been shown to diminish the ability of white blood cells to engulf and delete unwanted compounds. This effect occurs within less than thirty minutes after consuming the sugar and lasts for over five hours. If you, like me, enjoy baking or sweetened yogurt, there…

Probiotics and Immunity

Approximately 70% of your immune system resides in your gut, and probiotics (good bacteria) are at the heart of its activity. This area of immune artillery is referred to as your gut microbiota. A balancedpresence of probiotics strongly influences immune system function, strengthens the stomach’s protective barrier lining, and decreases…

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