Assembling a Healthy Food Plate Wholeness Eaten in their most natural state. Color Natural reds, purples, greens, yellows, and blues, and less of the whites, beiges, and grays. Variety Nutritional ruts can be caused from the same meals repeated. Let the seasons guide you. Anti-inflammation Plant-based whole food and healthy, uncooked fats are naturally anti-inflammatory. … Continue reading Assembling A Healthy Food Plate
Redwood National Park - not the first time nature took me on a trip..
Today I found myself choking up while eating a tomato. Not literally choking, and not sobbing, but I was crying. I cry because I was eating a plant straight from a garden, and I know the person well who had planted it. It made me smile, then laugh a little, and a bit of crying. … Continue reading Why I Cry
1. Carbohydrates The carbs to LEAVE OFF your plate include processed cereals, chips, gluten-containing breads, soda, and refined desserts; these are the simple carbs that spike your blood sugar and burn up quickly, leaving you hungry for more. The carbs to PUT ON your plate are grains like oats and millet, legumes such as lentils, … Continue reading 3 Building Blocks of Beauty
Here you'll read about my personal quest for a healthy relationship with my food and myself. always knew this, deep down. Not only can it be hard to see that beauty but to eat in that manner was always difficult. I maintained a healthy weight by eating relatively well, mostly fruits and vegetables. Oh, but have I … Continue reading Beauty in, beauty out
To truly transform your beauty and health, it's important to weed out the foods that do the undermining. Alcohol empty calories, zero nutritional benefits, steal nutrition and hydration, stresses liver and that glowing complexion, affects blood flow to your skin Caffeine pumps up the stress hormone cortisol, contributes to wrinkles and belly fat, burden on … Continue reading Beauty Betrayer Foods
Essential oils – the basics The term “essential oil” is a contraction of the original “quintessential oil.” This stems from the Aristotelian idea that matter is composed of four elements, namely, fire, air, earth, and water. The fifth element, or quintessence, was then considered to be spirit or life force. Distillation and evaporation were thought … Continue reading What Are Essential Oils?