What it A Balanced Diet and Why Eat One?

In case you haven’t heard it before, I’m here to tell you that FAD diets don’t work. Why? Weight loss does not equate to good health. Those types of diets are not sustainable over the long term, and they can be harmful to your health. For example, a new study links a Keto diet to long term health risks. Read more HERE.

Good nutrition is a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat. Your body requires all three.

Where you get each of them is what makes a difference. The food source is extremely important!

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The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Gut

What do you think when you hear the word bacteria? Does is conjure up negative thoughts? It doesn’t need to because bacteria can be either good or bad. As it turns out, the majority are quite harmless.

Your body is full of bacteria much of which resides in your gut. Making sure you have enough good bacteria and helping them thrive are essential to your health and well-being. 

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5 Ways to Enjoy a Plentiful Harvest

Take advantage of the abundance of local fruits and vegetables when they’re in season. There’s only so much you can eat fresh but there are are a few quick and easy things you can do to enjoy produce well after the season has ended.

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The What, Why, and How of Wheatgrass Juice

Fresh wheatgrass juice is considered a living food. Living foods are those consumed in their natural state, meaning they are not cooked. Therefore they include fruits, vegetables, micro-greens, whole grains, seeds, and nuts. Also included are foods rich in pre and probiotics like kefir and miso.

Health advocates have long raved about the countless benefits of wheatgrass. It can be used as an everyday health tonic and may even help treat specific diseases.

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What is a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet?

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates

What is a whole foods plant based diet? If you aren’t familiar with the term, it is a way of eating that focuses on a variety of whole, unrefined plant foods including vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. It eliminates all animal products, processed foods, sugar, animal fats, and oils.

Why would you want to consider eating this way? It has the potential to prevent or reverse chronic diseases, lead to weight loss, improve mental clarity, lower cholesterol, and reduce or eliminate inflammation. An added bonus is reducing your carbon footprint.


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