Certified organic foods are produced according to the federal standards set by the USDA National Organic Program. Organic standards address many factors: soil quality, animal raising, pest and weed control and the use of input materials. National organic standards also include regulations for organic processed products, including and prohibiting artificial preservatives, flavors, and dyes.
Grass Fed meat contains a high percentage of good fats, such as Omega 3’s, CLA’s, beneficial antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Feeding animals a grass fed diet creates an alkaline environment within their digestive system and stops disease from happening.
Fair Trade USA Enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth. They achieve their mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.
GMO’s, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or traditional crossbreeding. It’s important to choose foods that are labeled NON-GMO. You want to eat foods in it’s purest natural form.
I am excited to start this nutrition journey with you! I want this to be a place where you can get answers, and have confidence in why you are taking these next steps to better health. It’s important to know why whole foods are essential for you to live and thrive. Yes, real foods take time to prepare and cook, but it is my hope that in these blogs, I will help decrease some of those concerns. Congrats to you on taking this next step in your health! You are so worth it! xo
This stuff is wonderful for the dreadful coughs, flu and sore throats! Makes about 6-8 small bottles of elderberry syrup Ingredients 1/2 – 3/4 cup organic, dried elderberries order elderberries here 3 cups filtered water 3/4 – 1 cup raw, local, unfiltered honey Instructions Place dried elderberries (or 1 cup fresh, ripe elderberries if you have…
Homemade Chicken Stock aka Bone BrothChicken stock is the secret to many recipes. Not only is it packed with flavor it is FILLED with tons of nutrition and healthy benefits. It is packed full of minerals easily absorbed by our bodies, and the gelatin in the bones is essential for proper gut health. 1 Whole free-range pastured…
Below is a great, wholesome food list. There are many lists out there, but this is what my family is most congruent with. We eat mostly a Paleo diet, with some raw dairy, and some gluten free soaked grains (in moderation). Please understand, everyones diet is unique and different. Everything on this list is wholesome, real…
Cattle were not designed to eat grains. And because of that, their diet of grains in factory farms largely contributes to the negative aspects of eating beef. Cows by nature are naturally grass-grazing animals. When they are fully grown unfortunately the diets of most cattle, organic and conventional are switched from grass to grain in…
Now we all have heard of this mystery drink. Some are rather scared of it but let me tell you, once you make it, and flavor it to your liking, it will be out of this world! Kombucha is a drink made out of tea, sugar, a symbiotic colony of bacteria, and yeast. This bacteria is…