Four High-Protein Vegetarian Alternatives to Soy

Vegetarian Protein Foods Not Named Tofu or Tempeh “Four Alternatives” list: four high-protein, non-soy, vegetarian foods.  A lot of people seem to think soy is the only decent source of protein out there for vegetarians. Seitan For a long time, I thought seitan was another soy product.  Turns out, it’s made mostly from wheat.  And […]

9 Healthy Predinner Snacks

Dinner’s at eight, but you just can’t wait…try one of these nine healthy snacks to tide you over. Cashew-Strawberry CrunchThink of this as a gourmet cook’s PB & J. Spread 1 tablespoon of cashew butter on a slice of Ryvita Fruit Crunch. (Or substitute peanut butter and Triscuits.) Drizzle with ½ tablespoon honey and top […]

The Pros and Cons of a Juice Cleanse

A million dollar industry in America, it has as many fans as detractors. A juice cleanse or juice fasting involves limiting your diet to fresh vegetable and fruit juices plus water for a few days to a few weeks. Claims range from significant weight loss, clearer skin, bolstered immunity, body detoxification, and cancer prevention. What […]

Chia, Hemp, and Flax: Are You Eating These Super Seeds?

The next big thing in nutrition might be these tiny seeds. Chia, hemp, and flax … it’s been said that these tiny seeds are the next big thing in nutrition. If you’ve ever searched for a healthy smoothie recipe or healthy breakfast recipe, chances are you’ll find at least one of these seeds listed in […]

The Complex Nature of Big Organic

A spate of recent acquisitions in the organic sphere brings the resurgence of discussions about the costs and benefits of organic “going big.” [via newhope 360]

Go Green for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is less than a week away, which means there are only a few days to buy the “perfect” gift for mom.  According to statisticbrain.com, $14.6 billion will be spent on Mother’s Day, with the average person spending around $126 on mom for her special day. While flowers and diamonds are beautiful, and everyone […]

Egg Replacements

There are plenty of egg substitutes available for baking or preparing a dish that calls for eggs. Ener-G Egg Replacer is a reliable egg substitute for use in baking. It is available at health food stores and most grocery stores. Tofu: Tofu is great for egg substitutions in recipes that call for a lot of […]

Health Benefits of Cinnamon Oil

Cinnamon is one of the most popular herbs for flavoring and medicinal uses. Although cinnamon oil has numerous health benefits, it often causes irritations and allergic reactions. Therefore people prefer to use cinnamon directly instead of using the oil. This article, therefore, provides the health benefits of cinnamon. The general benefits of cinnamon oil are […]

Eco-Friendly Cinco de Mayo Festivities

Eco-friendly isn’t usually the first word that pops into your mind when you think ‘Cinco De Mayo,’ but it can be this year. With a few simple swaps you could be throwing an incredible eco-friendly Cinco De Mayo celebration. It doesn’t take a lot of effort, but it will make a big impact. Potluck, Barbecue […]

5 Powerful Antibiotics That Don’t Require a Prescription

Hospital antibiotics have become one of the most over prescribed “medicines” today. As a result people have ruined their digestive systems, and ironically, have lowered their natural immunity to all types of infections in the future. Get rid if infections without the digestive destruction, with these five powerful natural antibiotics. Garlic Garlic has been used […]

GMO, Yeah? 5 Surprises from an Otherwise Boring Look at Genetically Modified Crops

Researchers at the USDA’s Economic Research Service have stepped back to look at the effect of genetically engineered crops since they were introduced in the U.S. It’s a pretty dry and unsurprising document, but when read carefully a few interesting things jump out. Here’s five. 1. How many GMO trials are there? Tons There have […]

Natural Homemade Sunscreen Recipe

Natural Ways to Protect your Skin While we normally suggest allowing your skin to get a good amount of sunshine to provide your body with ample Vitamin D, we do not condone soaking up the sun until you are burnt to a crisp. In years past, people knew how to avoid getting too much sun […]