- December 1st, 2014
When you think about cooking for the holidays, do any specific ingredients come to mind? Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom—they all bring warm and festive flavors to the table. But let’s not forget about the main ingredient in some of our most favorite holiday treats: ginger.
HistoryUtilizing Nature’s Medicine ChestBy Samantha Fischer
- November 11th, 2014
What do you reach for when you start to feel those 10 a.m. hunger pangs? Although it might be tempting to head to the vending machine, wouldn’t you feel better indulging—yes, indulging—in something that not only satisfies your hunger and is good for your body, but also tastes great?Almonds for Your Heart, Skin, Hair, and HealthBy Erica Tasto
- October 1st, 2014
Colorful trees, a refreshing breeze, and crisp autumn leaves mean that Halloween season is officially upon us. It’s time to costume shop, decorate the yard, and—of course—visit the pumpkin patch.Little Seeds That Pack a Big CrunchBy Erica Tasto
Last weekend, I was overjoyed and honored to be a part of the wedding between one of my best girlfriends, Brianna, and her new hubby. As her personal attendant, I knew I’d have my hands full making sure she looked and felt flawless on her big day.
- September 1st, 2014
The pomegranate is one of civilization’s oldest cultivated foods, dating as far back as 4,000 BC Hailing from Persia—modern day Iran—and the Western Himalayas, the pomegranate has been an integral part of the human diet since ancient times.The ancient fruit with modern influenceBy Samantha Fischer
- July 1st, 2014
Sleep issues are an epidemic in America. While many people look for answers in laboratories, not enough of us check the local produce section for the path to healthier sleep.Using superfruits instead of drugs for a good night’s sleepBy Shelley Alexander, DO
- July 1st, 2014
Grab your juicers and prepare to harness the power of one of nature’s greatest healers—wheatgrass. Frequently referred to as “Liquid Sunshine,” wheatgrass offers an incredible amount of health benefits from head to toe.
A BRIEF HISTORYBoost Your Body With WheatgrassBy Samantha Fischer
- June 1st, 2014
The papaya, aka the pawpaw, is regarded as one of nature’s ultimate nutritional powerhouses. Originally hailing from Mexico and Hawaii, this superfood is an excellent source of antioxidants and contains carotenes; vitamins A, B, and C; folic and pantothenic acid; potassium; magnesium; and fiber.
- May 1st, 2014
In Thailand, a moonflower blooms after dark, sprouting from the arms of a tall, thin cactus of the genus Hylocereus. It will bloom only for one night. If the flower becomes pollinated, a bizarre looking, distinctly tropical pink fruit will grow. The interior of this fruit will be either white or red and full of seeds—like a kiwi, but more so.Health benefits of the hot pink, armor-plated dragonfruitBy Adam Swenson
- April 1st, 2014
Moringa, a tree native to the foothills of the Himalayas, has been around for thousands of years—yet we are just starting to realize the power it contains. Could this tree be the key to ending poverty and nourishing the malnourished?
IN THE BEGINNINGCan moringa end poverty and hunger?By Amy Vergin