Whole Foods Plant Based Diet Plan

What is a Whole-Foods-Plant-Based Diet Plan?

The “Whole-Foods-Plant-Based” diet plan has been getting a huge amount of attention since the release of the Forks Over Knives documentary. (If you haven’t watched the documentary yet, I highly recommend it. It’s awesome, informative and inspiring!) The Whole Foods Plant Based diet plan (often abbreviated online as WFBP) is often described as “vegan” but it is much more than that, focusing solely on whole foods including nuts, fruits, vegetables, beans, and grains. Read more about What is a Whole-Foods-Plant-Based Diet Plan?

Essential Oils & Natural Help for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia is a horrible yet “invisible” illness with no known origin, It causes terrible pain all over the body and overwhelming fatigue. Its victims are often maligned and ridiculed when they try and express how much pain they are in. Because the illness does not have outward signs that others can see, people often assume it’s not that bad, or that it’s “in your head”. It’s not. It’s debilitating and exhausting and can lead many to the brink of suicide. Not only is there pain and fatigue, but fibro sufferers often experience depression, irritable bowel syndrome and “foggy” brain. There are no solid or sure-fire remedies to fibro, but there are steps you can take if you or a loved one is a sufferer. Read more about Essential Oils & Natural Help for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

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Agilease: Natural Joint Support with Essential Oils

Finding an EFFECTIVE supplement for natural joint support can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. I don’t know about you,  but I have tried countless supplements and creams to help my ongoing, long-standing hip and back pain incurred during too-vigorous yoga sessions 20 years ago. Sometimes my hip feels okay, other times, I can hardly fall asleep the ache is so strong. And my back pain always acts up after exercise.

So when a friend mentioned two supplements from Young Living–Agilease and Powergize–I was skeptical, to say the least. Agilease was the one that interested me most, at least at first. This new supplement from Young Living is designed to support joints and muscles and reduce inflammation. I was doubtful–not because I don’t love and trust Young Living, but because I had tried so many different supplements that I had come to the conclusion  i was going to live with this discomfort forever. Read more about Agilease: Natural Joint Support with Essential Oils

Can inflammation cause depression

Inflammation Is A Cause of Depression. What Causes Inflammation?

Recent studies in psychiatry have demonstrated that inflammation is a contributing factor in mental depression (Maes, Giorgian-Lavialle et al and Kohler et al). And the connection between the body’s immune system and the individual’s mental state is just beginning to be explored in books like Gut. This theory states that a wayward immune system is actually causing inflammation in the body, which in turn leads to depression. Read more about Inflammation Is A Cause of Depression. What Causes Inflammation?

Are Cage Free Eggs Better?

Are “Cage Free” Eggs Better? aka Don’t Trust that Label

There are a dizzying array of egg carton labels in the supermarket these days: cage-free, organic, vegetarian, all-natural, antibiotic-free, free range and more. Are “Cage Free” eggs better? What do all these labels actually mean? Can you trust them? And is there such a thing as a truly humanely produced egg? Read more about Are “Cage Free” Eggs Better? aka Don’t Trust that Label

the best food documentaries

Best Food Documentaries on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Streaming

There are a ton of wonderful food documentaries that are streaming on Netflix and other platforms like Hulu and Amazon. What follows are on my  personal “best food documentaries” list, and better yet, they’re all streaming so you can watch them immediately. As a whole, they address the various issues of healthy food, agriculture, food insecurity and big industry. I’ve listed them in no particular order: Read more about Best Food Documentaries on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Streaming

Is Shrimp Safe to Eat

Is Shrimp Safe to Eat…or Ethical? The Awful Truth Behind Cheap Shrimp

Are you a fan of shrimp? I was. Then I learned how shrimp farming ruins the environment and often enslaves foreign workers in a horrific inescapable hell, I thought shrimp was safe to eat relatively ethical alternative to meat. But I was wrong. Read more about Is Shrimp Safe to Eat…or Ethical? The Awful Truth Behind Cheap Shrimp

Factory Farming Water Pollution

Factory Farming and Water Pollution. Who is the WORST Offender?

When it comes to the pollution of our nation’s waterways, some companies are bad, and some companies are much, much worse. Factory farming has been linked to water pollution for decades, and the problem is only getting worse. The concentration of animals in factory farming facilities is not only horrifically inhumane, it leads to a MASSIVE amount of feces, the runoff of which often ends up in our waterways. In the United States, factory farmed animals currently produce 3 to 20 times the waste of the country’s entire human population. Large factory farms often produce more waste than some U.S. cities, with a farm operation of 800,000 pigs producing over 1.6 million tons of waste annually. The difference between human waste and animal waste? Legally, human must be treated. But animal waste? Currently, zero treatment plants exist to treat animal waste. Read more about Factory Farming and Water Pollution. Who is the WORST Offender?