The brisk breeze in the mornings with the leaves falling, a Pumpkin Spiced Latté warm in my hand, homemade pumpkin bread baking in the oven, beautiful pumpkins ready to be picked from my garden, decorative holiday pumpkins lining my doorstep, the quilt of warm colored trees cascading down Napa Valley and grape picking in our vineyard. Yes, Autumn Harvest season is here, and it is my favorite time of year.
Activated Charcoal: For its Healing, Cleansing, Prevention Properties
When I was younger, the only meaning charcoal had was for the BBQ or the color of my eyeliner. But in my years of studying natural medicine and healing foods, I discovered that charcoal is a powerful medicinal agent that everybody should know about.
What’s the first thing you do in the morning after you’ve turned off the alarm? For a large majority of Americans, it’s sleepwalking to the kitchen to make a cup of coffee. The caffeine buzz is what you’re looking for, but research suggests that there are several health benefits associated with drinking a cup of joe. We drink over 400 billion cups every year, so it’s no surprise that it’s one of the world’s most widely consumed beverage. Our options for the morning jolt seem endless; cappuccino, latte, americano, cold brew, frappuccino, iced, french press, espresso, and the list goes on and on. One of the more recent additions to this list is Bulletproof coffee, a high performance drink that combines coffee, grass-fed butter and medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil.
Laptops, iPads and iPhones—Oh My! Here’s How to protect those peepers.
How much time do you spend looking at a screen all day? You’re reading this blog post, so that’s at least a couple of minutes. But what about checking emails, work, online shopping, social media (we know that Pinterest can send you down a rabbit hole for hours)—it starts to add up. And that can start to affect your eye health as well.