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Chocolate Mint Herbs Make One Fantastic Tea

Chocolate Mint Herbs Make One Fantastic Tea

I am in Nantucket now and one of my absolute favorite things to do out here is to make a visit to Pumpkin Pond Farm, a certified organic farm. Yesterday, I went over to Pumpkin Pond Farm and found some amazingly gorgeous food – lacinato kale, lettuce, tomatoes, and, yes, chocolate mint.

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I am in Nantucket now and one of my absolute favorite things to do out here is to make a visit to Pumpkin Pond Farm, a certified organic farm.

Yesterday, I went over to Pumpkin Pond Farm and found some amazingly gorgeous food – lacinato kale, lettuce, tomatoes, and, yes, chocolate mint. Read more »


The Four Superfoods That I Consume on a Regular Basis

The Four Superfoods That I Consume on a Regular Basis

I am of the belief that food is medicine, and the best food we can put into our bodies is organic. That being said, there are some organic foods that have higher nutritional value than others – often referred to as superfoods – and I try to incorporate them into my diet on a regular […]

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I am of the belief that food is medicine, and the best food we can put into our bodies is organic.

That being said, there are some organic foods that have higher nutritional value than others – often referred to as superfoods – and I try to incorporate them into my diet on a regular basis.

While the following superfoods are by no means the only ones you’ll find in my kitchen, I have been consuming these four quite frequently as of late.

WHEATGRASS

Throughout the years, I have gone in many different directions looking for the best thing to put into my body but I always seem to end up in the same place – wheatgrass.

Wheatgrass may very well be the most nutritious food in the world, largely because of its high chlorophyll content.

The primary health benefits include:

– Phenomenal for the blood: purifies it, cleanses it of debris, increases red blood cell count, lowers blood pressure, and restores alkalinity to the blood.

– The enzymes and amino acids in wheatgrass protect us from carcinogens, strengthens our cells, and detoxes our liver.

– Stimulates the thyroid gland. Read more »


Jem’s Cinnamon Red Maca Almond Butter is a Special Product

Jem's Cinnamon Red Maca Almond Butter is a Special Product

Normally, I cringe when I hear the words “artisinal” or “specialty” to describe a food. I just feel that they are overused terms that have been exploited for marketing purposes, similar to how all of the industrial food companies slap “natural” on so many of their products. And as we know, “natural” doesn’t mean anything. […]

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Normally, I cringe when I hear the words “artisinal” or “specialty” to describe a food.

I just feel that they are overused terms that have been exploited for marketing purposes, similar to how all of the industrial food companies slap “natural” on so many of their products. And as we know, “natural” doesn’t mean anything.

Yet, when I tried out the cinnamon red maca almond butter by Jem, the first thought that came to my mind was “Wow, is this different. I guess this is what an artisinal or specialty product is supposed to taste like.” Read more »


Cell-nique’s Root Beer Drink is Extremely Impressive

Cell-nique's Root Beer Drink is Extremely Impressive

I cannot tell a lie. I have a real soft spot for root beer. It brings back memories of when I was a kid (decades before my organic days) and would have root beer floats in the summer. The taste just really does it for me. Except for the occasional glass of Sipp’s ginger blossom, […]

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I cannot tell a lie. I have a real soft spot for root beer.

It brings back memories of when I was a kid (decades before my organic days) and would have root beer floats in the summer. The taste just really does it for me.

Except for the occasional glass of Sipp’s ginger blossom, which is nearly impossible to resist, I don’t drink any soda.

So when I tasted Cell-nique’s root beer flavor at Expo West recently, I kind of flipped out.

Cell-nique is not a carbonated soda but a juice made of many of the world’s best superfoods. And that is what makes this beverage so impressive.
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Top 5 Organic Products at the 2012 Natural Products Expo West Trade Show

Top 5 Organic Products at the 2012 Natural Products Expo West Trade Show

I just returned from the the 2012 Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, California and saw some fantastic organic products. These five, however, really captured my attention. BIG TREE FARMS MORINGA POWDER There is no other company that brings a greater number of healthy, sustainable, and innovative products to the market than Big […]

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I just returned from the the 2012 Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, California and saw some fantastic organic products.

These five, however, really captured my attention.

BIG TREE FARMS MORINGA POWDER

There is no other company that brings a greater number of healthy, sustainable, and innovative products to the market than Big Tree Farms.

Each year that I go to Expo West, I just shake my head in disbelief when company founders Ben Ripple and Frederick Schilling, two verifiable rock stars, show me their latest offerings. Not only do these guys set trends in the industry, but they are obsessive about employing manufacturing techniques that maximize nutrition levels.

While I could fill this entire post with Big Tree Farms products, the one that I left most excited about was their Tru Ra line of organic moringa, a green superfood that is almost beyond comparison – more Vitamin A than carrots, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, more Vitamin C than oranges, and more potassium than bananas. Read more »


Strategies for Eating Organic When Traveling, Some Personal Thoughts

Strategies for Eating Organic When Traveling, Some Personal Thoughts

I got an email the other day from a woman who will soon be traveling to Germany and she was quite concerned about not being able to eat organic while on the road. Prior to my recent trip to Costa Rica, my friends were in shock that I would even consider going abroad because it […]

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I got an email the other day from a woman who will soon be traveling to Germany and she was quite concerned about not being able to eat organic while on the road.

Prior to my recent trip to Costa Rica, my friends were in shock that I would even consider going abroad because it would mean being away from my local organic markets. They had no idea how I would survive. They must have believed that I would melt.

Given these two occurrences, I wanted to share my strategies for traveling and give you my thoughts on how to deal with this issue.

First off, it is important to do as much research and planning in advance. Find out the following: Read more »


Wellness Tonics D-Tox — This is the Future of Food

Wellness Tonics D-Tox -- This is the Future of Food

One of the things that I love to do when traveling is to stop by local organic supermarkets because each part of the country has a slightly different product mix. While the well-known products can be found coast to coast, there are many regional organic brands that do not yet have national distribution and are […]

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One of the things that I love to do when traveling is to stop by local organic supermarkets because each part of the country has a slightly different product mix.

While the well-known products can be found coast to coast, there are many regional organic brands that do not yet have national distribution and are only available close to where they are produced.

And there may be nothing more that I enjoy doing than discovering organic products, both new and established, that I have never seen before.

When visiting San Francisco this past week, I came across several interesting products (thanks Stephanie!) and one that I wanted to talk about today was a drink called Wellness Tonics D-Tox.

I discovered it in the Whole Foods – South of Market location, and the packaging and ingredient list immediately grabbed my attention.
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