SUPERFOODS

So as some of you might know, my dog Chaga was injured last week. And let me tell you, that was a stressful, emotional event. All forms of stress – emotional, nutritional, environmental, physical – stimulate the production of cortisol, known as the stress hormone....

We have been told that only animal products pack the protein punch to provide our nutritional needs.  However, all plants have protein as well. Protein is a nutritional building block made up of smaller molecules called amino acids. There are 22 different amino acids, but...

Chia Seeds are an amazing, highly nutritious little seed. But of the most interesting characteristics of chia is what happens to chia seeds soaked in water (or any liquid). Have you tried it? If you combine chia seeds with liquid, minutes later it has expanded and...

I eat raw cacao every day. If you spend any time with me, you'll quickly find out that I love raw cacao and when you find out how good it is for you, you will too! It's simply a fantastic superfood for your body. I've...

I’ve spent the last 15+ years hunting superfoods around the world. One of the first questions I get asked when I tell people my job is the question, “What’s a superfood?” A superfood is a food that has more nutrients (antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals) for...

Tiny, little chia seeds were first cultivated and eaten in central Mexico dating back at least 2000 years ago.  These small, but mighty seeds have reemerged in grocery stores and are growing in availability because of their nourishing, digestible, and low-caloric properties. Learn more about...

Pumpkin pie gets the spotlight during Thanksgiving and the holidays. While I am a big fan of healthy versions of pumpkin pie (here’s my favorite vegan pumpkin pie recipe) I am an even bigger fan of the pumpkin seeds that are discarded when making pumpkin...

Making chaga tea a frequent (or even daily) part of your health routine can boost your health in many different ways! Here are some of chaga's secret health benefits that will have you drinking it every day!  ...