Just Label It!

Labeling of GMOs will be on the ballot next month in California. If prop 37 is passed, it means that food that is genetically modified will have to be labeled as such. Currently, there are no such laws in the states Continue reading

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Joel Salatin – Lunatic Farmer

This self-proclaimed lunatic farmer is basically my hero! It’s crazy to me how Joel is seen as radical when his views make so much sense. If you don’t know who Joel is, he is a farmer that uses sustainable practices on his farm in Virginia, Polyface farms, and has been featured in the film Food Inc. Continue reading

Paleo Diet Basics

I explored the vegan diet in the past and all the animal right’s issues that go along with eating meat. So it’s going to seem drastic for me to talk about the paleo diet today! At first glance, they seem to be completely opposite.

Mixed greens with raspberries and walnuts


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9 Foods for Radiant Skin

Eating foods that help you detoxify, support your immune system, and cut down on inflammation are a great way to support healthy radiant skin. As always, I believe eating a variety of fresh organic whole foods is the way to go. Here are some great foods to eat for skin health and why they work!

Citrus fruits contain vitamin C which helps you produce collagen. Collagen forms the basic structure of skin, helping prevent sagging.
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3 Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil – antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, what can’t it do? But isn’t saturated fat bad for you? Not in its natural form it’s not! If you study people of tropical climates who have a high intake of coconut oil, it’s easy to see the amazing health benefits Continue reading

Dairy-Free Month Two

Well, I survived the first dairy-free month, on to month two!

Day 31 I hosted our monthly “healthy dinner night” with a gluten-free dairy-free menu.  (This was before my decision to go vegan so meal plan included chicken). Appetizer was kale chips, and dessert was gluten, dairy, and sugar-free blueberry walnut muffins.

Kale chips

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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