malted barleyEducated consumers are starting to tire of the never ending parade of alternative sweeteners hitting the market, most of which prove toxic or unhealthy upon close inspection. With that, a gradual awakening to the traditional sweeteners used by ancestral cultures is occurring. One with a considerable amount of current interest is malted barley.

It’s yummy smell and delectable thickness as shown in the picture above are quite attractive to consumers!

gluten free waffle recipeThe gluten free waffle recipe below is the easiest one I’ve tried yet. As a bonus, it is grain free and Paleo-friendly too, but I guarantee that your family will never know.

Making a breakfast that everyone in the family can enjoy regardless of dietary status is always a big plus in a household with children.

cassavaWe recently added a new gluten free flour to our family’s menu – cassava. Soon after, I noticed that there is a bit of debate about it within the health community.

How debated is it? On one hand, in 2010, Time magazine listed it as one of the 10 most dangerous foods as identified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

high dose vitamin cEver since Linus Pauling popularized the practice of taking high dose vitamin C orally to combat the common cold in the early 1970s, some within the alternative health community have enthusiastically touted the benefits of a “vitamin C flush” or ascorbate cleanse. 

tofuOf all the things on grocery stores shelves, tofu is one of those that is both interesting and repelling at the same time. What exactly is this jiggly food also known as bean curd? Is it a modern invention or authentic traditional cuisine? How is it made? Should I eat it a lot, only occasionally,

It’s hard to imagine a more backward, outdated, and damaging approach to detecting breast cancer than the annual mammogram. Place breasts between two plates, compress them hard (to the point of pain for some women), and douse with more radiation than 1000 chest x-rays combined (1 rad). All this … on an annual basis!

clean a yoga matIf you’ve ever participated in a group yoga class, you’ve no doubt noticed the bin of (usually) nasty mats in dire need of cleaning along the wall at the back of the room. To avoid this germfest, most people who regularly practice buy their own. The question is, though, how do you clean a yoga mat without damaging it?