Organics and GMOs—What do I need to know?

By now you know that eating organically grown fruits and vegetables is better for your health—organic produce has higher nutritional value and antioxidant content than its conventional counterpart. But when shopping for healthy foods, it can become confusing to decipher the true story behind the different claims made about organic foods, GMOs, and pesticides. Let’s break it all down…. Organics [...]

Do You Know What’s in Your Tap Water?

Did you know that nearly all the major systems in your body depend on water? Water moistens sensitive tissues, lubricates joints, protects organs, regulates body temperature, helps dissolve minerals to make them accessible to your body, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells and lessens the burden on the kidney and liver by flushing out waste. That’s why it’s so important [...]

Why I Eat Organic Produce

There are at least two good reasons why I eat organic—and encourage my clients to do the same: Organic food contains fewer pesticides and more nutrients. Fewer Pesticides Chemicals in pesticides can be absorbed into fruits and vegetables, leaving behind trace residues that then get absorbed by your body. Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) pores over the results [...]

5 Healing Herbs and How to Grow Them

By growing your very own fresh herbs, your medicine cabinet is only as far as your garden plot! Here you’ll find five all-star plants that have potent medicinal properties and thus dubbed "healing herbs." If you aren’t able to grow them yourself, you can still benefit from their healing nature by looking out for them throughout the summer at your [...]