Looking at the Research: Caramel Color

It is hard to learn to educate yourself on what is good and bad for your health. With our Looking at the Research series I hope to offer you the means to do it a little more simply, simply through practice at reading research papers. Today’s paper we will be looking at is Food caramels:…

Why are they ESSENTIAL Fatty Acids?

You have probably heard the term essential fatty acids, or EFAs before. Everyone says you need them but why? Are they really that important. Consider this: we know that supplementing and eating EFAs helps to tread a number of diseases and disease symptoms. If we then maintain a diet that has EFAs in correct proportion…

Coriander/Cilantro: The 2017 Herb of the Year

Back in 2017 the herb of the year was labeled as coriander/cilantro. This herb never had shown up in my life as being that helpful so I skipped posting about it. Now it keeps showing up in weird places. It took me some time to understand that cilantro is the name given to the fresh…

Don’t Sleep on the Job

That after lunch fatigue getting to you? Not feeling fully energized even when you get to work? There are a number of techniques you can use as you go through your day to keep you awake and functioning fully. On top of these, we all know it is more ideal to be getting enough sleep…

Hydration Levels Alter Pain Levels

So many of us experience pain due to inflammation for one reason or another. Arthritis is one of the biggies but if you have any lingering pain from any previous injury, generally this is also due to inflammation. We may also experience pain due to inflammation of the digestive system or any other organ systems…

Keeping Your Skin Hydrated

Its not just water that you need to keep your skin hydrated. I had really bad skin rashes for many years and it took lots of work to figure out what was causing them and to fix it. Once I discovered the problem and removed the problem from my life it was another issue to…

Are Coffee and Tea Hydrating?

This is a big debate out there but really for the most part it depends on how much coffee and tea you are drinking and what else you are drinking in addition to coffee and tea. So whats the problem? Coffee and tea are both high in a kind of molecule that are called tannins….

Hydration and Detoxification

In last night’s Wellness Watch we were focusing on body flora but our conversation led us to hydration. Hydration is a key point to many functions of the body, including maintaining healthy body flora in all of the regions of the body that tend to have bacteria populations growing. I mentioned to Annabelle that most…

Vegetable Fritters Two Ways

It is so hard to get people to eat vegetables. Well it doesn’t have to. Now I realize there is so much oil in these and they are super fried but if you are trying to get a few more vegetables into your diet this might be a tasty way to start. Also a great…

Vitamin D-Yes you need more!

This has got to be the supplement that I recommend to more people than anything else. We just do need it! More Vitamin D for everyone! Vitamin D can be obtained through three different methods. (1) We can make it by our bodies. When the sun is at a high enough angle to the horizon…

Super Easy Gluten Free Crust

I usually have mixed results with using this crust but my pain problem is I am too excited to eat it that I don’t wait for it to cool before cutting into it. LET IT COOL! Enjoy! Remember simple ingredients makes this crust very versatile but be sure to follow the tips that are after…

Making a Kombucha Scoby

Kombucha is a big buzz word these days and I even see a kombucha tap at my co-op. What is it? Can you make it yourself? And, should you be drinking it? Kombucha is a fermented tea. You can buy it bottled in the store but you can also make it at home (we will…