Why We Never Sweeten with Agave

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Agave is derived from a plant, a giant succulent, sometimes incorrectly referred to as a cactus. Many companies and agave brands boast that it is all natural- and this is usually true. However, there are lots of natural things that aren’t great for your body. Cyanide is found in plants,. Read More

Regular Sugar: Never again

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Granulated sugar is probably what comes to mind when you think sugar. It is typically white, and fairly sand-like in texture.  This sugar is popular for baking. Back in the day, cubes were popular for morning coffee and are still used in authentic Irish coffees.  The source of table sugar. Read More

Stevia: Friend or Foe? You be the Judge.

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Stevia is most frequently used as a sugar substitute/sweetener to cut down or eliminate calories while maintaining sweetness.  Many people assume stevia is like other alternative sweetening agents- grouping stevia with equal, splenda and sweet ‘n low.  However, there are major differences between these sweetening agents. The first and foremost. Read More

Chia Seeds

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Chia seeds are a nutrient dense food indigenous to southern Mexico and Guatemala.  The story of chia begins around 2500 BC.  These little seeds were a staple in the Aztec diet, a civilization known for including some of the healthiest foods into their diet.  This ‘miracle food’ was utilized by. Read More

The Low Down on Pink Himalayan Salt

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Pink salt is harvested from the Himalayan mountain range and has been kept preserved under ice and lava for thousands of years (at least).  Therefore, this salt is believed to have been protected from modern day pollution.  Moreover, the salt has been given time to soak up minerals from its. Read More

Kale Yeah!

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Kale is wonderful. It’s versatile; easily suited for salads, smoothies or dehydrated into ‘chips’. Moreover, kale is one of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet; low in calories but high in the good stuff. There are many different types of kale including curly kale (the most popular in. Read More

Pomegranate Power

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Our seasonal drink, Liquid Love, includes delicious ingredients- meyer lemon, blood orange, honey tangerine- but the star of the show is pomegranate. Pomegranate has a unique flavor profile for a fruit- sweet but a little tangy and super robust. Pomegranates are birthed from small fruit-bearing trees and are technically a. Read More

Winter Cleanse: Debunking a Debatable Oxymoron

Categories: Inspiration, Natural Healing, Optimum Health, organic food

When you think juice cleanse, do you automatically associate the phrase with warm weather? Maybe you associate the phrase with sand and sun-kissed bodies by the ocean? Well, you’re not wrong. A lot of people cleanse in the summer. The pressure of looking good half-naked is certainly real. But cleansing. Read More

Our secret to Surviving this Season- Rescue!

Categories: Optimum Health, Personal Stories, Superfoods Tags: surviving winter

Beware- this shot is not for the faint of heart! You heard me- we’re taking shots. And this baby burns all the way down. Let me back up for a moment. In our quest to discover the healthiest foods on the planet, we’ve tested and tried super foods from all over. Read More

The Funny Thing About Perfection

Categories: Inspiration, Mental Health

I have a confession to make- I’m a recovering perfectionist. Growth? Essential. Challenge? Inevitable. The impulse to change and better ourselves? Motivational. But perfection? That’s where things get a bit interesting. You see, I live and work in an industry of health, wellness, and transformation. For years I’ve been on. Read More