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.

  • Don't be afraid of Halloween! Here are five healthy approaches to dealing with Halloween Candy.

5 Real Food Approaches to Halloween Candy

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Now that it's actually October I will finally start talking about Halloween. (Even though the stores have been marketing it for much longer.) I love October. I [...]

  • homemade healthy dog treats

Homemade Healthy Dog Treats (Because Fido Deserves to Eat Well Too!)

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A four-legged family member I never thought I was a dog person until I met Maddy.  A wiggly little ball of fluff, the Labradoodle puppy [...]

  • Organic food is better... or is it? Get to the bottom of the debate and learn how to make the best choices for your family no matter what your budget is.

The Case for Organic Food

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"Organic food is better," say some. For others the price tag is off-putting. And for many, the idea of organic food is nothing more than [...]

  • 9 ways to freshen your breath naturally.

9 Ways to Freshen Your Breath Naturally

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The other day I came down hard on gum. Turns out chewing gum is bad and I personally "just say no" when offered a piece [...]

  • 31 Uses for Coconut Oil - this stuff is amazing!

31 of My Favorite Uses for Coconut Oil

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The uses for coconut oil are many. Like, there are A TON of uses for coconut oil... but today I'm trying to distill that lengthy [...]

  • 5 ways to prevent age spots. Good to know!

5 Ways to Prevent Age Spots

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Age spots, also called lipofuscin or liver spots don’t have to come with aging. To prevent age spots is just as easy as changing your [...]

  • 10 amazing and doable tips: Real food for busy people. You can eat healthy without quitting your day job!

Making Real Food Without Quitting Your Day Job

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Real food for busy people... sounds like a joke, right? You’ve heard it before. “I’m too busy to cook”. Heck, you’ve probably said it a [...]

  • Don't let you kitchen become a scary chemical disaster. Try these 3 simple steps for a non-toxic kitchen. Easy, and safe.

3 Simple Steps to a Non-Toxic Kitchen

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Ready for your non-toxic kitchen? Good! Not too long ago we talked about making our bathrooms toxic free. Since the kitchen is the central hub [...]

  • There are so many uses for apple cider vinegar! Who knew?

The many uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

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There are approximately 8 bajillion uses for apple cider vinegar. Although, to be perfectly honest I really hated the stuff for a long time. My [...]

  • How to maintain your motivation to eat heatlhy.

How to maintain motivation to eat healthy

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How many of you have made the commitment to eat better only to get derailed a few months/weeks/days into it? With a myriad of hurdles [...]

  • Is aspartame dangerous?

Is Aspartame dangerous: The sneaky story of how aspartame became legal

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Is aspartame dangerous? Depends who you ask. This artificial sweetener has found its way into more than 6,000 products including carbonated and powdered soft drinks, chewing [...]

  • Have you made any of these 5 common real food mistakes? Learn how easy it is to stay on track and enjoy healthy eating.

5 common mistakes when making the switch to real food

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Real food mistakes: They happen. Making the transition from a Standard American Diet to a real, whole foods diet was not easy for me. Sure, [...]

  • 40 healthy snacks for kids and adults. No guilt. Just lots of yummy (and good for you) ideas.

40 Healthy Snacks: Eat up, guilt-free.

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Healthy snacks. Funny what I used to think was "healthy" when it came to my snacking habit. Which, for the record, back in my processed [...]

  • The danger of dieting. Want to lose weight? Learn why you should NOT diet.

The Danger of Dieting: How this little habit is destroying your health

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Today I'm talking diets. The kind of diets I don't usually talk about. I'm talking about the calorie-restricting, daily scale-checking, "Thou shalt not eat the [...]

  • 10 super simple and all natural beauty tips. Definitely save this for later!

10 Super Simple All Natural Beauty Tips

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The world would have us believe that there are no simple and inexpensive natural beauty tips and tricks. What makes me say that?  Well, did [...]

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Kitchen Basics: Handy Cooking Conversion Charts (FREE downloads)

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Whenever people ask me what the first steps are for switching over to a real foods diet, I almost always think: Get cooking! And maybe [...]

  • Stress destroys health... at least the chronic type of stress we face in our busy world. Learn how to combat stress and nourish your metabolism.

Stressed out: The danger of obsessive nutrition

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Stress destroys health. Kind of dramatic, right? But it's true. And the funny thing is a LOT of people are actually stressing out about the [...]

  • Not sure what to look for when buying coconut oil? Learn how to decode labels to get the best oil for your needs.

Coconut Oil 101: Decoding labels

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Ah, coconut oil. It's exploded in popularity over the past few years, and with good reason. Because it's made of primarily medium-chain fatty acids, coconut [...]

  • Cast Iron Cookware 101: How to use, clean, and season a cast iron skillet.

Cast Iron 101: How to use, clean, and season a cast iron skillet

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Over the course of the past four or so years I've been slowly taking steps to cleaning my life up: Better food, better exercise, and [...]

  • Is milk healthy? Let's settle this once and for all.

Is milk healthy? Why I choose raw and stay away from low fat milk.

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"Is milk healthy?" It's a common question I hear, and not the easiest one to answer. Let's talk about milk. Low-fat milk. Skim milk. Whole [...]