Vanilla-Infused Balsamic Vinaigrette

by Kelli & Brad
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Print Vanilla-Infused Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard 2 tablespoons honey ½ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract ¼ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon white pepper ½ cup light olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon natural rice vinegar Instructions Whisk the brown mustard, honey, vanilla extract, salt and white pepper in a […]

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Recent Research: Antibiotics, Trans Fats, Farmed Shrimp, African Americans and Vitamin D, Take Vitamin D with Fat, Fewer C-Sections at Birth Centers

by Brad
recent research antibiotics trans fats vitamin d caesarean births

Recent research tells us about the need for vitamin D, especially for African Americans, the lack of need for antibiotics for particular infections, dangers of contaminated shrimp, and options to avoid Caesarean deliveries.

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How to Make Your Own Green Laundry Soap Easily with Just 5 Ingredients

by Kelli
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“I didn’t know laundry soaps include toxins,” you say. Yes, they do. A few of which are: phenols, phosphates and artificial fragrances.

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Exercise Better Than Crosswords for Preventing Mental Decline?

by Brad
exercise prevents mental decline

A new study published in the medical journal Neurology suggests a brisk walk or bike ride may actually be better at preventing mental decline than crosswords, learning a foreign language, or visiting with family and friends.

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Dairy and Gluten Free Summer Salad Cupcakes

by Kelli & Brad
healthy gluten free cupcakes

We snuck some spinach into a delicious gluten and dairy free cupcake topped off with a fresh strawberry frosting. Now doesn’t that just say it’s time for summer or what?

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Doubting My Way through Dogma in Search of the One True Way to Eat Healthy

by Brad
thinking my way to the right way to eat

The most intelligently designed academic study can only tell us what’s right for the people in that study, or the average person, and I’ve yet to meet the average person.

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Bug Sprays and Repellents the Natural Way

by Anna Soref
natural mosquito repellant

Along with the joys of being outdoors during these warmer summer months comes the downside of mosquito bites. While citronella lamps and candles help deter mosquitos from hanging around, bug repellent is usually mandatory in high-mosquito populations and for children.

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Eat these foods instead of “Wheat”

by Isabel De Los Rios
wheat, gluten and inflammation

My number one suggestion for getting pain and inflammation under control is to eliminate or greatly reduce the amount of wheat and gluten you are eating on a daily basis. Initially this may sound a bit challenging for some people, so I’ve put together a few great tips to get started.

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Fruit Antioxidants May Help Deter Diabetes

by Craig Weatherby
fruit, diabetes, and blood sugar

Diabetes may be the biggest threat to Americans’ collective health over the next few decades, with rates rising at an alarming pace. According to the National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 23.6 million children and adults in the United States – 7.8% of the population – have diabetes. Out of this estimated total, about 5.7 million people […]

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Cauliflower “Mac N’ Cheez”

by Carolyn Scott-Hamilton
vegan macaroni and cheese

I love my cauliflower mac n’ cheese as the cauliflower is used in place of pasta, making it naturally gluten free and sneaking in a great veggie!

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Not So Nuts about Raw Food after All

by Anna Soref
is the raw diet a bit nutty?

After eating raw for three days I didn’t feel energized; I didn’t feel clean and light. I felt like I had been on a nut binge.

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Juicer vs Blender – Which One Should You Buy?

by Brad
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So many times I’ve been asked this question. Which is healthier – smoothies or juices? Quality juicers and blenders are expensive so the juicer vs blender question almost always comes in the same breath. If a person has to choose, which one should they buy?

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Mercury in Fish: Avoiding Seafood Isn’t the Answer

by Brad
mercury in fish

Why are we being warned against eating such a nutritious food? Well, it’s not the fish themselves that are bad; it’s what is in them that we have to worry about.

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