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Homemade Green Coffee Bean Serum

Homemade Green Coffee Bean Serum






I’m constantly on the lookout for effective skin-care products made from non-toxic ingredients. There are more and more options popping up everywhere, making it easier to find safe and effective skin care products. Some of my favorites are 100 Percent Pure and Primal Life Organics. […]

Ditching the Bra May Improve Your Health

Ditching the Bra May Improve Your Health






Are you like the many women I know who throw off their bras immediately upon arriving home? It’s freeing and infinitely more comfortable to be braless. And there is a growing body of evidence showing that, beyond being uncomfortable, consistent bra use may have a […]

6 Ways Broccoli Sprouts Can Improve Your Health and Help You Live Longer (and How to Easily Grow Them at Home)

6 Ways Broccoli Sprouts Can Improve Your Health and Help You Live Longer (and How to Easily Grow Them at Home)






Broccoli Sprouts Have Impressive Health Benefits Numerous studies support the profound positive health effects of consuming cruciferous vegetables. These benefits are partly due to compounds unique to cruciferous vegetables that have impressive effects on the body. These compounds, such as sulforaphane, have benefits for just […]

Starting an Urban Homestead

Starting an Urban Homestead






A New Home and Plans for an Urban Farm I have been MIA for a few months here, and I am finally ending my blog hiatus. Life kind of got in the way of blogging, and Phil and I spent most of our non-working hours hunting […]

All About Moringa

All About Moringa






What is Moringa? Moringa oleifera is currently enjoying a bit of a spotlight moment in the superfood world, and deservedly so. In the world of superfoods, moringa deserves a top spot. It has been a staple of traditional medicine for over 4,000 years, and Ayurvedic […]

4 Habits for Longer Telomeres

4 Habits for Longer Telomeres






Longer telomeres mean a healthier and longer life. So it behooves us to engage in activities and behaviors that protect our telomeres and consequently help us to avoid cancer, heart disease, and other age-related illnesses (for more information about what telomeres are and why they’re important, […]

Plantain Pancakes

Plantain Pancakes






Over the past year, I have developed a serious love for plantains. They are the perfect combination of starchy and sweet and offer an amazing texture to a variety of dishes. They make an exceptionally creamy vegan ice cream, far surpassing bananas in both flavor […]

From Paleo to Plant-Based: 5 Steps

From Paleo to Plant-Based: 5 Steps






5 Steps to Transition from Paleo to a Plant-Based Diet I followed a strict paleo diet for about three years before making the decision to move toward a plant-based vegan diet. I’ve written before about my motivation for transitioning away from paleo and about the […]

White Bean and Greens Dip

White Bean and Greens Dip






Carrot tops are one of my favorite ingredients, and unfortunately are very often thrown out. Rich in nutrients, and delicious, they are a great addition to many recipes. I use them in this dip to impart a rich green color and subtle carrot flavor. I […]

Vegan Backpacking Foods

Vegan Backpacking Foods






Backpacking season is rapidly approaching, and I’m itching to get out into the woods. Now that I have transitioned almost completely to a whole food plant-based diet, I thought it was about time that I put together a list of my favorite vegan backpacking foods.