Weston A. Price Foundation

This past weekend I attended my first conference in the nutrition field. It was quite the experience. I learned a lot and learned that I have a lot more to learn! I would like to share a little bit about the organization that hosted the conference, Weston A. Price Foundation.

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Pomegranates: Powerful Super Food

November is Pomegranate Month! Don’t you just love these vibrant beauties? They can take a little effort to enjoy but well worth it. In virtually every civilization, they have been a symbol of prosperity and abundance!

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Pumpkin: Health Benefits and Recipes

October is considered pumpkin month. Just look around they are everywhere! Carving pumpkins is a tradition in many homes, but what about eating pumpkins? Pumpkin pie is what most people think about if they are going to eat pumpkin, but did you know that pumpkin is actually a power-pack fruit (yes, pumpkin is actually a fruit)?

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Turmeric: A Powerful Spice

Turmeric is a member of the ginger family and is cultivated in India, China, Indonesia, and other tropical countries. Turmeric is mildly aromatic and has scents of orange or ginger. It has a pungent, bitter flavor.

The name turmeric derives from the Latin word terra merita (meritorious earth), referring to the color of ground turmeric, which resembles a mineral pigment. Because of its brilliant yellow color, it is also known as “Indian saffron.”

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Kiwi Berries

Kiwi Berries? Did you know there was such a fruit?

Hubby and I were on a recent vacation in Washington State, and one of the things we like to do is find local farmer’s markets and farms. This is how we found out about kiwi berries. We were on one of our daily road trips and stumbled upon an organic market stand called Cascadian Farm in Rockport, WA.

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Cleaning Up How You Clean

Today’s post is from a friend of mine, Lucia Paul, who loves to clean! She has her own blog called “Cleaning in the Cold”. I thought it would be great if she would share something, and she agreed to do so, yay! She has written a great post. Enjoy the read.

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Kitchen Tips for Fresh Produce

Over a year ago we (hubby is along for the ride) have switched to little or no packaged food. It has been a process of learning to prep and plan meals, our meals are pretty basic which does make it easier. I do spend more time in the kitchen now, but that is because I am trying new ways to prepare real food; my learning curve is improving! I am always looking for kitchen tips that can either make my time in the kitchen more productive or ways to use every bit of the food we purchase.

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Adventuring: Gale Woods Farms

I have shared the importance of adventure in our lives, how it inspires us, helps us grow. My hubby and I have purposed to create opportunities to experience adventure with our grand kids. Our first grandson is now old enough to embark on these adventures, and we tell him we are going on an adventure. (Funny thing happened the other day when I was watching the boys and we were leaving their house to go to our house, my oldest grandson asked if we were going on an adventure!) But what does one do for an adventure with a two year old? This is where micro-adventures come in! Yes that is a term.

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Vitamin A: Retinol and Carotenoids

As summer winds to an end, kids will be going back to school, and before we know it, the holiday season will be here. This time of year can also bring back the cold and flu season, yuk. Having had respiratory flu last year, I am determined to keep my immune system as strong as possible. By following an Eating for Health Diet, I am giving my system the best tools to fight off sickness.

Vitamin A is one of those nutrients that can help with this battle.

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What are Adaptogens?

Today many people are making quality decisions to improve their overall health and well-being. One part of this is adding supplements to your plan, and boy can this get overwhelming! There are so many supplements and products on the market which range in quality and effectiveness. How does anyone know what to take, how much to take, what is the best form, and why should we take any supplements anyway? One type of supplemental herb is the class of adaptogens. So lets talk a little bit about them.

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Heather

Heather

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