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Top 3 Must-Reads for A Better You

Every night before bed, I love drinking a cup of lavender tea and curling up on the couch to read a good book. This nightly ritual helps me to drown out the stresses of the day and fill my mind with fictional stories, words of advice, and the occasional nutrition tip here ...Read More

Benefits of Amla

Amla, also known as Indian Gooseberry, is a tree native to India that bears small, round, green fruit. These fruits are known for their unique taste, nutritional properties, and potential health benefits. The fruit is said to have a sweet, sour, and bitter taste, although the sour taste is the most pronounced. ...Read More

Last Minute Holiday Gift Sets

With the holidays right around the corner, many of us are running around looking for gifts to wrap up those gift lists. In my own perfect world, I would love nothing more than to buy a few of the same item, and give all of my loved ones the same gift. However, ...Read More

Benefits of DMAE

DMAE, also known as Dimethylaminoethanol, is a substance that is found in very small amounts in the brain. Deanol is a precursor to choline (a vitamin that is essential to brain and nervous system function) and potentially for acetylcholine (the most abundant neurotransmitter in the body that stimulates contractions). It is also ...Read More

Thanksgiving Tofurky Recipe

Looking for a new main course for your first plant-based Thanksgiving? Or perhaps you’re trying to satisfy the vegan that RSVPed this year? This recipe has got you covered. To be honest, my first plant-based Thanksgiving was overwhelming and nerve-wracking, but I was so relieved when everyone enjoyed the main dish–our Tofurky. Served ...Read More

Keeping Your Dog’s Coat Healthy this Fall

As the temperatures begin to drop, many of us run for our lip balm, hand creams, and deep-conditioning products to protect our skin and hair from the cold. However, it is not only humans that need some extra protection–our four-legged counterparts need it, too, as they also experience dry, itchy, flaky skin during ...Read More

Healthy Travel Tips for This Holiday Season

Traveling during the holidays is hardly a walk in the park. Between the airport traffic, time spent in lines, and then the crowded flight itself, it is no wonder that traveling during this time of the year is stressful. And so it comes as no surprise that unhealthy eating is also popular during ...Read More

Benefits of Clove Oil

Clove essential oil, also known as Clous de Girolfe, is produced from the powder of dried clove buds. Cloves are native to Indonesia and Madagascar, and have been used in ancient healing practices for thousands of years. Clove essential oil is extremely potent, and as a result, should always be mixed with ...Read More

Creamy Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Planning a Thanksgiving menu for our family and friends used to be nothing short of a headache. Between the considerations of food allergies, sensitivities, and dietary preferences, we would be completely overwhelmed with the thought that our guests would find our food options completely underwhelming at best. Over the years, there are ...Read More

Benefits of Beta-Glucan

Beta-Glucan is a fiber that can be derived from sources like algae, barley, oats, and brewer’s yeast. This fiber is the soluble type, meaning that is has the ability to form a gel when combined with water. The gel that forms has the ability to slow down digestion, which, in turn, can ...Read More