Vitamins & minerals

pumpkins on the stairs

The Great Pumpkin

Pumpkins make great carved jack-o-lanterns and are pretty to look at, but did you know that pumpkins are actually fresh vegetables loaded with real food nutrition including vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients? Most people find them pretty on their porch step but are a bit intimidated to start cutting. . .

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3 important reasons to eat fermented foods and where to find them

People around the globe have been fermenting foods for thousands of years. In fact, it was one of the earliest methods of food preservation. Many of the fermented foods are made from dairy products or vegetables like yogurt, kefir, cheese, saurkraut, kimchi, and pickles, but there are many others like tempeh, miso, soy sauce, kombucha, kvass, sake, wine, vinegar, beer, hard cider, mead, sourdough bread, and others.

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5 Healthy Travel Tips

A recent study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior (March 2016) evaluated 122 adults 1 week before taking a vacation, 1 week after, and 6 weeks after returning from vacation. The study revealed that physical activity and body weight BOTH increased while on vacation and stress levels decreased. The interesting finding of the study was that the

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Several years ago, I learned a secret. It’s a secret many chefs in the farm-to-table movement, organic farmers, and home gardeners know. And, it’s the polar opposite of the produce section of the grocery store with food flown in from all over the world or that food-like substance in a package labeled “strawberry flavored”. Here

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