10 Ways to Use Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is delicious, versatile and good for you! Coconuts are a good fruit/nut to turn to when looking for organic foods since the hard shell of the coconut protects it and eliminates the need for GMOs or harsh pesticides. Here are 10 ways to use the awesome oil. Continue reading

The Amazing Moringa Tree

Moringa trees products are one of the best sources of nutrition you can add to your diet.  This tree originates in the foothills of the Himalayas and grows in a variety of different climates.  It is drought tolerant and very forgiving when it comes to neglect.  The only thing it can’t stand is freezing temperatures.  It’s an easy plant to grow and will give you amazing nutritional benefits. Continue reading

Growing Wheatgrass

The story of my Wheatgrass plant begins in a barn in Aurora, Oregon. Actually, it begins much, much earlier than that.

While working at Pacific Natural Foods’ Organic Farm last year, my husband found a rare strain of wheat seeds in an old, forgotten barn. This strain of wheat was so old, it wasn’t in any of the plant identification books and as it turns out, was one of the oldest strains to exist in America. We decided to bring this awesome strain of seeds home to wheat-growing Pullman, Washington and try our hand and growing our own Wheatgrass for the health benefits. Continue reading

4 Benefits of Drinking Iced Tea

I like iced tea way more than drinking water. I have quite a few reusable pitchers that are continuously brewing iced tea for me to enjoy.  Fortunately, iced tea also comes with quite a few health benefits, making it a great alternative to water compared to coffee, sugary juices or sodas. The temperature of the tea doesn’t impact the benefits, so feel free to enjoy your tea hot or iced.

Photo Courtesy of: Pen Waggener

Photo Courtesy of: Pen Waggener

4 Health Benefits of Drinking Iced Tea

1. Health

Tea contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. These all benefit your body and give you en edge over water. Continue reading

Medicinal Benefits of Garlic

Fall and winter cold season is upon us! Every time I start to feel sick, I remember that garlic is one of the best ways to avoid it. Ever since my friend told me eating raw garlic was the best way to cure a cold almost 7 years ago, this has been my go-to method of medication. I spread the word as often as I can and those brave enough to believe me are blessed with a healthy, cold-free winter. Put down the antibiotics, and pick up a clove of garlic!

Photo Courtesy of: Isabel Eyre

Photo Courtesy of: Isabel Eyre

Crush garlic is the most beneficial way to eat garlic. Using a garlic press is usually too much for me and makes the garlic too strong for my stomach to handle so I chop it up into small pieces. Put it in a spoon and swallow it with a glass of water the same way you would a vitamin. Continue reading