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Why We Love It Artichokes have a long history of helping to bring about stomach relief. They’re packed full of silymarin [you may remember this as the active ingredient in milk thistle!] which helps to nourish the liver. Artichokes stimulate bile production which has been shown to aid in alleviating symptoms of indigestion. Even though [ continue reading → ]

WHY WE LOVE IT   Turmeric is often referred to as nature’s advil. Part of the ginger family, turmeric contains a wealth of healing properties led by the family of compounds known as curcuminoids. The most beneficial of these curcuminoids is curcumin. Curcumin is such a powerful healing compound that it is readily available in [ continue reading → ]

WHY WE LOVE IT   Sea vegetables pack a huge punch of iodine which many of us are lacking in our diets. They are great for improving thyroid function and have many other health benefits as well. Hijiki and wakame are especially useful in improving bone health and density. Try nori for an immune system [ continue reading → ]

Why We Love It These unassuming little seeds seem to be everywhere- topping baked goods, sprinkled on stir-fry and adorning your salads.  But do you know how impactful these seeds can be to your health? Packed full of b vitamins and calcium, they can help sustain your energy levels and support strong bones and contain [ continue reading → ]

why we love it While dandelion is often considered a pesky “weed” that invades the yard come springtime, this bright yellow flowered delicacy surprisingly has some transformative health benefits too.  Don’t poison it just yet. The main therapeutic component in dandelion, taraxacin, stimulates the digestive system and prompts the liver and gallbladder to release bile. [ continue reading → ]

why we love it It’s no wonder that ginger is often called the ‘universal remedy’. This spice is packed full of nutrients and comes with multiple benefits for your health. Not only that, but with its zesty, peppery flavor, it is just as tasty as it is beneficial! One of the most common uses for [ continue reading → ]

why we love it We’ve all seen kimchi before, but let’s be honest. How many of us have actually tried it?  This staple of Korean dishes is actually a wealth of probiotic cultures which can do wonders for digestion and raising our immune function. Kimchi can be made with all different types of vegetables but [ continue reading → ]

Isn’t it fantastic when you find out that one of the foods you appreciate is extra-beneficial to your health? Serendipity! Many of us already incorporate cinnamon into our diets, whether it be through a spiced latte or as a seasoning. Let’s dig into the ins and outs of cinnamon. Where should i purchase cinnamon? Market [ continue reading → ]

Why we love them This peppery, crunchy vegetable is often used as an addition to salads. But with all of its health benefits, it’s time to give radishes a little bit more credit. Radishes are a very powerful detoxifying vegetable and can be used to lower bilirubin levels to prevent jaundice. They are also alkaline-forming [ continue reading → ]

Why we love them With their healthy amounts of fiber, many nutritionists recommend pomegranates for weight loss and to help lower cholesterol levels. Pomegranates are low in saturated fats and cholesterol while also providing a great source of vitamin C. The beautiful inside of a pomegranate is filled with ruby-red arils, or seed sacs, that [ continue reading → ]