It's stinging nettle season! This nutrient dense, wild edible plant is best harvested in the spring before it flowers. As its name suggests, this plant stings, so harvest with care! The good news is that it loses its stinging properties when cooked or dried and is then...

September 25, 2017

Basil & garlic are in season, so this is the perfect time of year to make pesto! I adapted this lemon zesty, non-dairy, vegan recipe from the Whole Life Nutrition cookbook (2nd Ed.), using walnuts in place of pine nuts and adding a few leaves of kale for extra nutritio...

July 24, 2017

[updated - original article posted January 8th, 2014]

Wheat and gluten continue to make headlines, as many people are still adopting or experimenting with a "gluten-free" diet for a variety of reasons. Although there has been a lot of coverage in the media, you may stil...

October 10, 2015

As we begin to enter the cooler fall season, women experiencing menopausal hot flashes ought to be giving a huge sigh of relief! However, despite the change in weather, menopausal symptoms will likely continue to impact daily life for many women, until the root cause o...

December 20, 2014

The excitement of the holiday season is upon us once again, along with the hustle and bustle that comes with it. Unfortunately, with “too much to do and too little time”, many social gatherings, and the overabundance of treats and baked goods, this time of year can be...

March 11, 2014

A super tasty protein snack that's high in the important mineral zinc!


- Shelled, raw organic pumpkin  seeds

- 1 Tbsp Bragg's Soy Sauce OR Coconut Aminos

- Nutritional Yeast

Cooking Instructions:

Heat oven to 350F.

In a bowl, mix raw pumpkin seeds with ~ 1 Tbsp B...

March 11, 2014

This is a yummy high protein breakfast that is both gluten + dairy free and serves as a tasty way to get greens early in the morning!


- 2 Organic, Free-Range Eggs

- 1/4 cup Quinoa 

- 1/2 bunch Organic Kale (chopped)

- 1 Clove Organic Garlic (diced)

- 1 Tbsp Extr...

July 22, 2013

There is no doubt that we all love the summer sun! It brings much needed light, warmth and good-times in the great outdoors. Not only that, but it is a primary source of the oh-so-important Vitamin D which provides many health benefits including strong bones, improved...

March 4, 2013

[Updated January 21, 2019]

When you think of vitamins and minerals, the first thing that comes to mind likely isn’t an IV bag, needles, and a lazy-boy chair. However, one of the latest trends in the natural medicine world is that of Intravenous (IV) Nutrient Therapy – a...

November 15, 2012

Fall, not only the season for vibrant colors, giving thanks, and cute kids in Halloween costumes, it is one of the best times of year to get healthful foods right from your own backyard! The following 4 foods can provide important fuel for the fall season and are avail...

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