Real Food

Real food is natural. It nourishes. It heals. It doesn’t come with man-made chemicals. Fight for real food with me, and see just how tasty it can be.

5 Reasons to Start Loving Lard

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Fortunately, the tides may finally be turning when it comes to our preconceptions about "good" and "bad" fats.  Despite having less cholesterol and saturated fat [...]

  • 5 Nutritious and Sustainable Alternatives to your Favorite Seafood

5 Nutritious and Sustainable Alternatives to your Favorite Seafood

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I love seafood and am always experimenting with new varieties and recipes.  There are loads of health benefits found in fish; they are lean sources of [...]

  • Wondering what the benefits of probiotics are? Learn how good bacteria supports a healthy immune system - and how to add probiotics to your diet easily.

Benefits of Probiotics: Boost your health with good bacteria

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The term “probiotics” has become increasingly mainstream in recent years, and with good reason when you consider all the benefits of probiotics. Our bodies are [...]

  • The Truth About Yogurt... some good reminders!

The Truth About Yogurt

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Yogurt is a long-time breakfast staple in countries all over the world.  When you eat the type of yogurt that is best suited for your [...]

  • Learn how to garden in the winter without a green house. So cool!

Gardening Through the Seasons: Preparing Your Winter Garden

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I have come to love this time of year.  The seasons are starting to change here in Northern Utah, and I am eagerly starting to [...]

The Perfect Diet: Dispelling the Myth

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Somewhere in our quest for The Perfect Diet, we have lost sight of one very important fact: we are all different. If no two people [...]

  • 5 Nutritional Changes To Improve Tooth Decay

5 Nutritional Changes To Improve Tooth Decay

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The dental health community gives very little thought to the role nutrition plays with tooth decay. The theory dentists’ currently work with is the bacteria [...]

  • Good Digestions: What is it? Why is it important? How to get it?

Good Digestion: What is it? Why is it important? How to get it?

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I would be willing to bet that most of us live life day to day without giving one thought about our digestion and its effect [...]

  • 8 time saving kitchen hacks everyone should know!

8 Time Saving Kitchen Hacks Everyone Should Know

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When I first started getting into cooking in my early 20’s, it typically looked like a hurricane had swept through the kitchen. I knew I’d [...]

  • 7 Super-Foods that can help stop PMS. Good to know.

7 Super-foods to Stop PMS

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PMS sucks. Ammaright or am I right? The bloating, the headaches, the mood swings, the cramps. Seems like more and more people struggle with PMS, [...]

  • Get to know your local farmer's market! Farm fresh, organic produce grown in your own community.

The Joy of Farmer’s Markets

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Farmer's markets are one of the best ways to put farm-fresh produce on your table. Not only do farmer's markets provide you with excellent produce [...]

  • 15 ridiculous kitchen gadgets you don't need. #14 seriously makes me scratch my head.

15 Ridiculous Kitchen Gadgets You Don’t Need

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I'm not sure if they were born out of a desire for convenience or simply out of society's increasing disconnection from basic kitchen skills. But [...]

  • In case you missed the memo: Fat is healthy. Don't believe me? Read all the reasons why you should not be afraid of fat.

In case you missed the memo: Fat is healthy!

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Fat-phobes of the world listen up: Fat is healthy. Fat will not make your fat. Fat will not "clog" your arteries. Fat is a traditional [...]

  • The plea for balance.

The plea for balance.

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Balance, noun: A condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. Mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behavior, judgment, etc. Today I'd like to make a case for finding balance. Every day [...]

  • These 2 DIY veggies wash recipes are simple and effective. Learn why you want to wash even your organic produce.

2 Easy All Natural DIY Vegetable Wash Recipes

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You're trying to be healthy. You're loading your shopping cart full of delicious and nourishing vegetables. Hey, you're even buying organic to avoid pesticides and [...]

  • Dehydrated raw liver pills: A super food pill worth taking.

Why I started popping pills.

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For anyone who's been around these here parts you know that I'm pretty adamant about natural living. I mean, don't get me wrong... I'm totally [...]

  • How tomatoes help prevent cancer. Must read!

How tomatoes help prevent cancer

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A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of cancer, and numerous studies have suggested that [...]

  • Why are you still fat? The answer might surprise you.

Why you’re still fat.

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Why are you still fat? If you spend a whole five minutes online you'll be convinced that it's because you just don't have the drive [...]

  • Learn how to menu plan and save time,, money, and eat healthier.

How to Menu Plan: A simple way to eat better.

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How to menu plan update: This is me raising my white flag. I give up. And I have to admit that I no longer do [...]

  • Junk food overload? 5 ways to help your teen eat right

Real Food, Real Teens: 5 Ways to Help Your Teen Eat Right

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When my first child was a baby, I vowed that I'd feed my children nothing but pure, healthy food.  I used our little food mill [...]