Plant Based Milk. What You Need to Know Before Buying

plant based milk in bottlesHave you noticed that plant based milk seems to be everywhere in both supermarkets and healthfood stores? In some places, the alternative milk brands on offer exceed those for dairy!

Is any of this stuff good for you or your kids? What things should you be looking for if you are unable to tolerate dairy milk and want to use it in your home?

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Using Cornstarch In and Out of the Kitchen + Best Substitutes

cornstarchCornstarch is one of those ingredients that tends to be a bit confusing for those following a whole foods diet. In addition, people pursuing an environmentally responsible lifestyle usually write it off because most sources are from highly sprayed, genetically altered origins.

Are these generalizations about cornstarch accurate? Can it ever be safe to use and even helpful?

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The Lowdown on Red Rice. Healthy Sub for White or Brown?

red rice kernelsRed rice is a whole grain that is becoming more widely available across the world. Its popularity is on the increase as well.

While many people (me included!) assume at first glance that it is hybridized, the truth is that red rice has heirloom origins from more than a millennia ago.

Red Rice History

Anthropologists believe that red rice was first cultivated by humans during the Tang Dynasty which began around 800 AD.

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Dried Fruit. Yes, It Is Healthy If You Avoid These 4 Things

best dried fruitWhen people make the commitment to eliminate processed food and sugar from the diet, dried fruit frequently becomes one of the more popular alternate snacks of choice.

While there is some perplexing discussion online about whether dried fruit is healthy or not (seriously?), from an ancestral perspective, it is certainly fine. This is especially true if you take the time to dehydrate fresh fruit slices yourself.

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Light vs Dark Roast Espresso. Which is Better?

light vs dark roast coffee

In our stressed out/sleep deprived culture, daily caffeine consumption can be a risky practice. The potential for developing an addictive habit is very real.

Visual symptoms such as deep lines/creases in the cheeks, balding lower legs, or lines in the fingertips may eventually appear. Fatigue and sensitivity to bright sunlight are other common adrenal fatigue symptoms from caffeine overconsumption.

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Do Tiger Nuts Deserve “Superfood” Status? Should You Eat Them?

tiger nut health benefits

For almost 3000 years, much of the world ate (and many parts still eat) a wild plant that is now a domesticated food – the tiger nut.  

One of the the earliest records of this tuberous plant came from Theophrastus, a botanist living on the Greek island of Lesbos. Around 300 BC,

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