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Fermentation Makes Everything Better

When I say fermentation people generally think ‘beer’ which is not entirely what I had in mind. Actually I’m talking about lacto-fermentation of fruits and veggies. I’m guessing you are probably familiar with lacto-fermentation in dairy products like yogurt and kefir – just because there has been a healthy trend towards cultured dairy as a way to get your probiotics. Lacto-fermentation of fruits and veggies can give you the same healthy bacteria with added qualities like vitamins, enzymes, digestive help and immune boosting properties. Continue reading

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Fiber! The Forgotten Miracle

If your fiber intake is too low then one of the best things you can do is add more high fiber foods into your diet or even a fiber supplement if you can’t add the foods. I try to shoot for anything between 30-50 grams daily. I don’t always make it, but I always try. Foods like nuts, beans, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and dark chocolate (woohoo!!!) are all high in fiber. Continue reading

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Castor Oil – Because it’s Awesome.

The castor bean plant, also called Palma Christi, or palm of Christ. Possibly because of its hand-shaped leaves, possibly because it’s as close to a miracle as I’ve ever seen. Continue reading

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