Healing Properties of Aloe

Healing Foods Aloe The beneficial properties of this medicinal plant go more than skin deep If you’ve ever squeezed the gel from an aloe vera leaf onto a burn, you’ve experienced the topical benefits of this common plant. Aloe’s healing properties extend to internal ailments as well. Aloe juice, derived from the fleshy pulp inside…

A Healthy New You for 2013! Reach For the STARS!

2013 New Food Resolutions Top nutrition experts offer a healthy resolution a day to keep the doctor (and unwanted pounds) away This new year, how would you like to inspire someone—maybe a friend, a family member, or even a stranger—to eat more healthfully? You have the power to do just that, and it can start…

Buying Healthy Bread

How to Buy Healthy Bread Not all loaves are created equal. Here’s what you need to know BY Rachel Dowd PHOTOGRAPHY BY Mike Lorrig Kate Hahn loves bread so much that on occasion her boyfriend has kept quiet after buying a loaf just to be sure there would be enough for lunch the next day….

The Whole Truth About Whole Grains

Article Provided by Bob’s Red Mill The whole truth about whole grains It’s amazing to think that something as simple as a whole grain can pack so much energy and vitality. Sure, they may look innocent enough from the outside, but the real magic lies within. Which leads us to one of the most common…

Amazing Health Benefits of Avocados – Eat an Avocado Today!

There are So Many Reasons to Love the Avocado & Eat them all the Time There are so many benefits to avocados as they bring so much nutrition to your plate.  They are great so many ways and can be eaten chopped up with olive oil, lemon, pepper and sea salt, in salads, on a…

Whole Grains – What are they?

 Whole Grains What Are They? All grains begin as whole grains. Whole grains are the entire seed of a plant. The seed also referred to as a kernel has three key parts.  The bran, the germ, and the endosperm. The Bran The bran is the outer skin of the kernel, this tough protective layer keeps…

Add shine and Body to Hair with Beer

Add Shine & Body to Hair with a Beer Rinse If you are looking to do something nice for your hair, rinse it once a month with flat beer. Directions: Apply flat room temperature beer to dry hair allowing it to sit and soak into hair for 3-4 minutes. After applying the beer, you can…

Steel Cut Oats

Steel-cut oats are delicious whole grains using the inner portion of the oat kernel.  What sets steel cut oats apart from standard oats is that they have been cut into two two to three pieces by steel, much different that rolled oats.  Their appearance is slightly different then standard rolled oats as they are golden…

Flax Seed

Flax seed is amazingly nutritious especially for being such a tiny seed.  Fiber, Lignans & Omega 3‘s are what make these seeds so special.  Flax are filled with vitamins and minerals while also providing antioxidants. Flax seed is very low in carbohydrates, which makes it ideal for people who limit their intake of starches and…