Zero calorie sweeteners. The lifesaver of diabetics and calorie counters everywhere. But have you ever questioned the safety or how they are made? There are both natural and artificial sweeteners available, we will go through them one by one and see what research says on any health effects. To access full studies simply input the url for the study you want to read ...Continue Reading →
The common weed anyone with a lawn battles at some point. The most common varieties are native to Europe and Eurasia and have been imported to North America. The flower is actually a collection of smaller flowers called florets and is edible just like the ...Continue Reading →
At some point you may have seen some tidy picture on social media of “alkalizing foods” without any proper explanation of what that even means. Or maybe you saw one about making the body more alkaline, either way these pictures offer very little technical information and/or explanation. So what exactly makes a food alkaline? Lemons should throw people for a loop ...Continue Reading →
Green cardamom is also known as true cardamom and is a member of the ginger family. The plant is native to the Indian sub-continent and grows to 2-4 meters tall with large leaves that form a canopy around the plant. Being a ...Continue Reading →
When we think of resins we usually think of trees such as frankincense, galbanum however is a resin from herbaceous perennials called ferula native to Iran.The resin exudes from the plant and has bitter taste and intensely green aroma.Ferula’s are members of the carrot ...Continue Reading →
There is a plethora of reasons you may be wanting to learn how to make your own non-dairy milk. Cost, allergies, foodie status, clean eating, ect…The basic process is the same with just a few adjustments for each type.
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Turmeric is related to ginger and native to India. The dried and ground rhizome is used as a spice all over Asia and as a dye for foods and fabric.
The rhizome was first used as a dye and later as medicine and has been in use for thousands of ...Continue Reading →
I’m just going to start off by saying that while vanity certainly played a role for me, my primary reason for seeking weight loss was actually health related. I have rheumatoid arthritis and have every risk factor and symptom except pain for fibromyalgia. Any time I focus on weight loss it is always for health reasons, excess fat on the ...Continue Reading →
Spikenard comes from a plant called Nardostachys jatamansi, which is native to the Himalayas and used in religious ceremonies, traditional medicine, and perfume for centuries. The plant grows at elevations of 9,800 – 16,400 feet above sea level. It will grow to ...Continue Reading →
In North America and other first world nations fat has been branded a bad guy. A disease causing, obesity making bad guy.Actual research shows a drastically different picture. Warning I’m actually verbose in this piece. If you are pressed for time just watch the 7 minute video. If you want more detail and references, keep reading.