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If you are looking to replace coffee based lattes with something that is naturally caffeine free and absolutely delicious, I would suggest that you try a (red) rooibos latte. Rooibos lattes are very popular in coffee shops in South Africa, which makes sense given that the rooibos, or redbush, plant is native to that continent. …

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A green juice power shot or green smoothie are popular foods for quick detoxification. Fresh green juice prepared from organic, preferably biodynamic, high brix vegetables is a great way to get lots of easy to absorb minerals quickly without any estrogen disrupting pesticide load. In addition, plain green juice eliminates the fiber that can sometimes cause issues for …

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When I was a kid, I really enjoyed a big spoonful of Nesquick Strawberry Powder or Carnation Strawberry Instant Breakfast Mix stirred into a glass of whole milk. Little did I know how nasty that stuff truly is. My Mom didn’t know either as nutrition information wasn’t required on the label back in the day. …

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It’s apple season in many parts of North America which will continue through the Fall.  Time to take advantage of the seasonal bounty and make some raw apple cider vinegar! If you don’t have locally grown apples available in your community, a bag of organic apples from the health food store or veggie co-op will …

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Editor’s Note: I’ve written before how juicing saved my life back in my twenties when I was constantly traveling and experiencing health challenges as a result.  In this latest post on boosting immunity, Melanie Christner describes the importance of juicing for health (not to be confused with the green smoothie diet) and how and why it can …

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The recent article A Visual View of Caffeine seemed to generate comments mostly related to coffee – whether drinking coffee is a healthful habit and if coffee substitutes are preferable. With so many assaults on our hormones today and many people living under constant and seemingly never ending stress, it seems to me that a …

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You pay good money for those local free range, pastured eggs, so why in the world are you throwing out the eggshells? Some folks say to compost it. Another school of thought says this isn’t such a great idea as eggshells don’t break down. If you don’t really want to compost them, what is a …