According to Wikipedia, yacón is a species of perennial daisy traditionally grown in the northern and central Andes from Colombia to northern Argentina for its crisp, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots. Their texture and flavor are very similar to jicama, mainly differing in that yacón has a slightly sweeter flavor. Yacón (pronounced ya-CONE) syrup comes from the… Continue reading A Great Natural Sweetner – Yacón Syrup
There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of “going green” it’s hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here’s a list of common household items that truly put you and your health at… Continue reading Common Toxic Household Products
For awhile, all the recommendations were to stay out of the sun. Now we know the importance of vitamin D and that it is generated through exposure to the sun. Your body must have vitamin D to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. And too little vitamin D results in soft bones in children… Continue reading How Much Fun in the Sun?
There are lots of reasons why different people and organizations rank fruits differently. But based on the research I’ve seen, here are my summer picks. Cantaloupe – They provide an excellent source of antioxidants, like vitamin C and vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids). They also contain important nutrients like potassium, folate, copper, B… Continue reading 5 Super Summer Fruits
Cleansing refers to the process of eliminating toxins from your body. Your body accumulates two major types of toxins over time. These are either environmental toxins (chemicals and pollutants in air, water, and food) or metabolic toxins. Metabolic toxins are made inside the body as the cells perform their daily processes. As a result, it is… Continue reading Should You Do A Summer Cleanse?
I recently saw an inspiring recipe article for grated (also known as riced) cauliflower that encouraged followers to spice up the cauliflower in a variety of regional spices that were very yummy. Basically cauliflower can act as a neutral substrate, kind of like tofu, I personally don’t do very well with cauliflower. So what… Continue reading Cauliflower – Good News – Bad News
With so much information available on-line, it always intrigues me when a topic comes up more than once. That is what happened for me with celery juice. I would think the larger the variety of greens, the better. But celery is very powerful on it’s own. In the book Medical Medium by Anthony Williams, he says celery… Continue reading The Wonders of Celery Juice