cooking honey in a saucepanSwitching to honey from refined sweeteners is a common first step for many who seek to improve their diet and overall health. This would include baking and cooking honey for recipes used in the home.

Certainly, honey is a most traditional superfood that is praised in ancient texts and a component of numerous traditional diets from around the world. 

white hot chocolateWhite hot chocolate is the perfect beverage for those who love regular hot chocolate but wish to avoid the caffeine hit. Containing no cocoa solids, white chocolate is the primary ingredient of this hot beverage. This makes it naturally caffeine free unlike more commonly enjoyed versions made with milk or dark chocolate.

The only part of the cocoa bean used in the making of white chocolate is cocoa butter.

coconut oil capsules in a dishThe alternative health community has really gotten turned on to coconut oil in recent years. Back in 2011, I wrote about the trend on how to use coconut oil for weight loss. The protocol included how much to take daily based on body weight to achieve desired health results.

At that time,

anemia in pregnancy diagnosed with pin prickAnemia in pregnancy is an extremely common condition. Even for those women who otherwise experience few problems and whose pregnancies are considered low risk, iron deficiency anemia (IDA) can frequently crop up especially in the final trimester.

The typical suggestion in prenatal exam rooms when a hematocrit or hemoglobin test reveals that an expecting mother is suffering from low iron levels or anemia is to prescribe iron pills.

epsom salt bath containerIf you haven’t yet discovered the significant improvements that an epsom salt bath once or twice a week can confer to your health, my hope is that this article on its benefits will convince you to start the practice of detoxification bathing right away!

The simplicity of bathing in epsom salts and warm water is a cleansing ritual that has the potential to both improve your body’s elimination pathways and help resolve two very serious nutritional deficiencies at the same time.

homemade powdered sugarMany people, even those who may prefer to cook from scratch, have no idea how easy it is to make homemade powdered sugar. This important ingredient in so many dessert recipes. Unfortunately, most choose heavily commercialized, refined white powdered sugar. On top of being highly processed, store bought powdered sugar is more likely than not of genetically modified (GMO) origin.

pumpkin pudding in a bowlWhenever I make pumpkin puree to make pumpkin pudding or another dish that requires this ingredient, I tend to make a lot and freeze it. I find this helpful because the process from start to finish takes at least two hours from slicing and removing the seeds, to baking, to cooling, to finally scooping out the flesh and pureeing in the food processor.

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