Vegan for Me?

There are a few different diets out there that people follow.   Note, when I say “diet” I don’t mean a quick fix fad diet, I mean a sustained lifestyle change. Today I want to explore the vegan diet.

I just attended Vans Warped Tour outside of Chicago Continue reading

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Battle the Blues – Naturally

Depression is a very common health condition.  But how can you treat it without using antidepressant medications which have plenty of side effects and are only slightly more effective than placebo?

Usually disorders of the mind (anxiety, depression) are a reflection of disorders of the gut Continue reading

The Skinny on Fats

Your body needs healthy fats to survive.  Fats provide a concentrated energy source making you feel full longer.  They are important for building cell membranes and various hormones.   Fats are important for the absorption of fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K).  But fats can be confusing for many.  Which fats or oils are good for you, which ones should be avoided, and which ones are best to cook with? Continue reading

Natural Does Not Equal Organic

I have decided there is a need for another GMO blog!  Lately, there has been information circling about Kashi® using genetically modified ingredients and consumers seem to be shocked.  I am not sure why there is such shock.  If it’s not certified organic, or nonGMO project verified and contains soy, corn, cotton, or canola – it is genetically modified!!  Continue reading