I try to take really good care of myself all the time, but it still seems inevitable that I get a cold every winter season. Over the years I’ve found several natural remedies to be the best way to shorten the length of time I have cold and flu symptoms. Even if you can’t stop a cold or the flu, there are ways to make it a little less awful when you are sick.
Throughout the year I make sure to eat a variety of colorful vegetables and fruits, eat local, in-season and organic produce whenever possible, and for the most part, stay away from foods that don’t offer much nutritional value. This ensures that most things I eat will serve a purpose and give me the energy to do what I love most. So when I do get that inevitable cold my body is ready to fight back. Instead of relying on drugs to keep symptoms at bay, try these healthy, natural remedies for cold and flu that have served me well for years. Continue reading
Incredible things can happen when you head out into the wilderness and off the grid for a few days. It’s a perfect time to reset, recharge and start a new beginning.
When I first embarked on this health journey, I couldn’t find enough resources for healthy cooking and eating to keep me satisfied! After watching all of the best documentaries on Netflix about health and food, and binge reading Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, and the like, I decided to create a spot where people can find resources about healthy living, the effects of our food system on the environment, becoming a better cook, and more. Continue reading
Food gifts are my absolute favorite. They are practical, thoughtful and in my experience have always been delicious! Bonus points if you have time during the holidays to spend extra hours in the kitchen making up a big batch of your favorite something (cookies, caramels, fudge, apple butter, sweet and salty chex mix, etc.) to wrap beautifully for friends and family, but a lot of people just don’t have that kind of time.
I start nearly every workday morning with a green smoothie (weekends are for waffles and sweet potato hash!) and it has proved to be the best way for me to start my day! Filling my body with raw, nourishing, whole foods gives me a burst of energy to start on the right foot. Plus, I can guarantee I’ll get a couple of servings of fruits and veggies in before the day really even begins!
Over the last few years of living with food allergies, I’ve found that it’s incredibly difficult to find products and restaurants that understand dietary restrictions, and it’s even rarer to find products that are safe and nutritious, let alone tasty. Because of these difficulties, I thought I’d start a series and share about the wonderful products I’ve discovered. Up first: WB Kitchen Ona cookies and bars!
I suppose the best way to start is at the beginning.
This is kind of the story of how I got to the point of having this blog. The background, if you will, of my interest.