Types of Date Syrup. Which Tastes and Bakes Best?

This post was originally published on this siteI consider myself a bit of a date syrup connoisseur. In the spring when the pollen is thick, it is the only sweetener I use (besides local raw honey, which helps some people with seasonal allergies). Any other whole food sweetener, including maple syrup and coconut sugar, Read … Read moreTypes of Date Syrup. Which Tastes and Bakes Best?

Dried Fruit. Yes, It Is Healthy If You Avoid These 4 Things

This post was originally published on this siteWhen people make the commitment to eliminate processed food and sugar from the diet, dried fruit frequently becomes one of the more popular alternate snacks of choice. While there is some perplexing discussion online about whether dried fruit is healthy or not (seriously?), from an ancestral perspective, it … Read moreDried Fruit. Yes, It Is Healthy If You Avoid These 4 Things

Light vs Dark Roast Espresso. Which is Better?

This post was originally published on this site In our stressed out/sleep deprived culture, daily caffeine consumption can be a risky practice. The potential for developing an addictive habit is very real. Visual symptoms such as deep lines/creases in the cheeks, balding lower legs, or lines in the fingertips may eventually appear. Fatigue and sensitivity … Read moreLight vs Dark Roast Espresso. Which is Better?

Soaked Coconut Rice Recipe (no added sugar)

This post was originally published on this siteThis traditionally inspired recipe for coconut rice is perfect to pair with your favorite homemade Asian cuisine! It contains no sugar, unlike most conventional recipes. Coconut adds enough sweetness on its own after all! There is absolutely no need to add sugar. In keeping with the wisdom of … Read moreSoaked Coconut Rice Recipe (no added sugar)

Is Sustainable Salmon Safe? How Does it Compare to Wild?

This post was originally published on this siteOver the last 10 years or so, the public became aware of the enormous difference in the nutrition of wild salmon compared with farmed varieties. Since up to 90% of the salmon consumed in the United States is farmed, the viability of a very profitable industry was threatened … Read moreIs Sustainable Salmon Safe? How Does it Compare to Wild?

Do Tiger Nuts Deserve “Superfood” Status? Should You Eat Them?

This post was originally published on this site For almost 3000 years, much of the world ate (and many parts still eat) a wild plant that is now a domesticated food – the tiger nut.   One of the the earliest records of this tuberous plant came from Theophrastus, a botanist living on the Greek island … Read moreDo Tiger Nuts Deserve “Superfood” Status? Should You Eat Them?

Trihalomethanes in Drinking Water. Created by Chlorine, Harder to Remove

To protect drinking water from disease-causing organisms, municipal authorities routinely add disinfectant to public water supplies. Chlorine is by far the the most widely used chemical for this purpose. This important and very necessary process of disinfection has significantly reduced the incidence of waterborne illness by killing disease carrying microbes. Read more… The post Trihalomethanes … Read moreTrihalomethanes in Drinking Water. Created by Chlorine, Harder to Remove

This Vanilla Latte Recipe Will Get You Off Starbucks

If that addictive Starbucks vanilla latte habit is burning a hole in your wallet and your health, I’ve got a tasty and nourishing alternative for you to try! My homemade vanilla latte is caffeine free and sweetened with fruit (pure date syrup). It is crazy delish, Read more… The post This Vanilla Latte Recipe Will … Read moreThis Vanilla Latte Recipe Will Get You Off Starbucks

New Year’s Resolutions 101

Have you ever asked yourself whether New Year’s resolutions are actually “healthy”? It seems to me that if the stress from a resolution is too great, it can (ironically) derail the very action steps necessary to achieve it! In other words, keeping things as easy as possible is critical. Read more… The post New Year’s … Read moreNew Year’s Resolutions 101

Yes, MISO is Awesome (But You Need to Know a Few Things Before You Eat It)

This post was originally published on this site Did you ever wonder where and why there are so many soy foods in America? Tempeh, edamame, tofu, shoyu, miso, and so many others. If you are looking for a book that helps explain it all, I highly recommend Hippie Food, which came out fairly recently. Read … Read moreYes, MISO is Awesome (But You Need to Know a Few Things Before You Eat It)

This is What it’s Like to Fly Alone as a Female

This post was originally published on this siteHealthy living is not just about eating nutritious food and residing in a nontoxic environment. It also involves a low stress lifestyle where day-to-day living is free from harassment from others. It is my hope that the story below can help move the conversation forward on how airlines … Read moreThis is What it’s Like to Fly Alone as a Female

Cleaning Wool Carpets and Rugs without Chemicals

This post was originally published on this siteOnly one room in our house is carpeted. The rest is wood and tile (bathrooms). This single wall-to-wall carpet in the family room is made of 100% cut pile (aka pet friendly) wool. I love the look, feel, and nontoxicity of chemical-free flooring. However, it is important for … Read moreCleaning Wool Carpets and Rugs without Chemicals

Sarah’s Favorite Things 2018

Last year, I wrote an article itemizing my favorite things from 2017. This list of food and home products was popular with those of you searching for health related holiday gift ideas, so I am continuing the tradition this year! Many of you are already familiar with Oprah’s favorite things, Read more… The post Sarah’s … Read moreSarah’s Favorite Things 2018

Homemade Banana Flour Recipe

This post was originally published on this siteAs more people become aware of the science backed belly reducing benefits of resistant starch, quality sources such as raw banana flour are flying off the shelves. With GMO bananas on the horizon and conventional crops highly sprayed, using organic green banana flour is the safest way to … Read moreHomemade Banana Flour Recipe

The Real Organic Project. Fixing USDA Organic Loopholes

This post was originally published on this siteWhen I first started buying organic food in 1990, you could really taste the difference. The superior flavor of organic fruits, vegetables, eggs and meat was enormous! Choosing conventional simply because it was cheaper seemed lacking in common sense. The wisdom of avoiding biocides hit home in a … Read moreThe Real Organic Project. Fixing USDA Organic Loopholes

ACTION ALERT: Grassfed Dairy Farm Devastated by Hurricane Michael

This post was originally published on this siteOcheesee Creamery is a third generation dairy farm about an hour west of Tallahassee in the Florida panhandle. The farm is home to a closed herd of about 90 jersey cows, who freely roam and graze on the unsprayed rolling pastures. This farm is an important provider of … Read moreACTION ALERT: Grassfed Dairy Farm Devastated by Hurricane Michael