Nuts for Nut Milks! How to Make any Variety

With endless varieties of nut milks lining the grocery shelves, you might wonder "Can I make my own nut milk at home?" Yes you can, and it's not as difficult as you might think. You can enhance this basic recipe, good for nearly any nut, by adding fresh berries,...

Cinnamon’s Sweet Surprise: It’s Good for Your Gut!

A favorite sweet herb for cooking, cinnamon has been used for centuries to treat health concerns such as fever, menstrual problems, congestion, sore throat and cough, and gastrointestinal distress. Preliminary research shows that cinnamon helps support the optimal...

Healthy Gut, Healthy Body: What You Need to Know

The human body is home to over 100 trillion microorganisms, the majority of which are found in the gastrointestinal tract ("gut"). Taken as a whole, this community of microorganisms, their genes and the functions they encode, are referred to as the microbiome. During...

Meghann’s Favorite Things – Gluten Free Addition

I get requests all the time about my favorite Gluten Free items. I think I am the go-to because I am picky about the general taste of GF items, so I have scoured HIGH and LOW to find my favorites. I have included a few below and I will keep adding more! Bread: Out of...

Pistachio Date Granola

This is a simple, delicious, and versatile recipe. While we love the pistachio-date combination, you can shake up this recipe with your favorite nuts and seeds and dried fruit (such as Goji or Acai Berry). Also, if you prefer, you can use maple syrup instead of honey....

Keeping a Diet Diary

Whether you need to monitor eating habits to manage a health condition or because you want to lose weight, keeping a Diet Diary is a powerful tool for gaining insight about what, when, and why you are eating. To often, we eat mindlessly, leading to poor choices and...

Coconut Oil or EVOO? The Healthy Truth

Depending on who you believe, coconut oil is a nutritional miracle food or pure poison. Nearly 70% of Americans view coconut oil as a health food; only about 37% of nutritionists view it that way. Coconut oil is 88% fat, most of which is saturated fat. However, the...

Yummy Chocolate Avocado & Black Bean Brownies

Out-of-this world yummy and healthy black bean brownies! These are made with avocado instead of butter, which gives you an amazing nutrition boost without sacrificing flavor. Flourless, dairy-free and gluten-free, this treat will fool even the most die-hard...

Vitamin D Achieves Mainstream Medical Acceptance

It's only within the last decade that a Vitamin D supplement became widely accepted by the conventional medicine community. Today, it's one of the most highly regarded supplements in both natural and conventional medicine and viewed as essential to good health....

Planning for Your Best Health in 2020

Welcome to 2020. A new year and new - or renewed - resolutions. Whether you're determined to manage weight, reduce stress, strengthen relationships, or volunteer your services, the first step in choosing what to tackle is understanding your values and priorities....