5 Reasons to Love Jackfruit

 

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I glance at my phone to see yet another text from my friend asking about my diet. This time it's a question about how to juice. Multiple emotions compete for my attention. I'm excited she's interested in being healthier. I'm honored to be her inspiration. I'm mildly annoyed she hasn't checked out the numerous books and blogs I've told her about. After all, I am not a dietitian. I also can't help but remember what a hard time she gave me for three years about being a vegan. 

When we finally have a conversation about it, she confesses how hard it is for her to admit to people that she's trying to make the change toward a whole foods, plant-based diet. She confesses the hardest part is not figuring out what healthy snacks to pack, but other people's attitudes. 

“People are rude and judgmental,” she tells me. “How do you deal with it?” 

I make a special effort to be a “good vegan.” I never expect people to provide an option for me. I cook my own dishes to share at parties or eat beforehand. I...

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Manuka Honey's Healing Effects

4/13/2018 6:00 AM

Here’s a remedy you won’t find in the first aid kit, but rather in your kitchen. HONEY! Something you may not know about honey is it has the ability to kill bacteria and heal wounds because it is very acidic. Although the idea of putting honey on a wound seems a bit strange, it has actually been used for treating infected wounds and other skin conditions for thousands of years.

Not just any Honey...Active Manuka Honey!

In particular, manuka honey is an all-natural, organic honey from New Zealand and is used as an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant, and antifungal. 

What Gives Manuka Honey its Antibacterial Activity?

Methylglyoxal, or MG, is a compound found in higher concentrations in Manuka honey than other honeys. MG is thought to increase the antibacterial activity of Manuka honey.

The high sugar content of the honey produces an antibacterial molecule called hydrogen peroxide, which can be used as a disinfectant. The presence of both hydrogen peroxide...

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5 Reasons to Love Moringa

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Good bacteria, the same types that are in your gut, are essential for sexual health too. Here’s how to keep them in sync.

They’re tiny but powerful. Bacteria help make your entire body healthy – even below the belt. The vagina has a natural microbiome similar to the gut’s. It contains good bacteria that keep everything running smoothly and bad bugs can lead to issues like yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis.

And just like the bugs in your GI tract, certain meds and other factors can cause the vaginal microbes to fall out of balance, increasing your risk of infection or irritation. Keep your good bugs – and your vagina – healthy with these four science-backed strategies.

Don’t Be A Clean Freak

Most of us know by now that douching is not a good idea. But recently, a practice called vaginal steaming, which involves sitting over a pot of steaming water filled with medicinal herbs, has been getting attention. Fans of the treatment say it does several things, including “cleansing” the uteru...

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We all know a nutritionally-complete meal keeps us focused and energized, but let's face it - life is hectic. Meal planning gets pushed aside.

Vegan meal replacement shakes offer convenient, well-rounded nutrition. All you have to do? Mix & enjoy. The planning is done for you, and by a team of experts: they include mindful amounts of vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and more, not to mention digestive enzymes to help your body use it all!

Have a little more time? Create a tailored shake to your unique needs with vegan protein powder. Simply blend with fresh foods and nutrients (mineral enhancers, superfood powders, antioxidants, etc.) and enjoy.

Check out these quality products:

Vega

Vega One - Packed with 50% daily intake of vitamins and minerals, plus protein, fiber, omega-3's, probiotics and greens.

SoTru

Vegan Protein Shake + Greens - 18 grams of whole-food plant protein, plus fermented fruits and veggies, probiotics and digestive enzymes.

Amazing Grass

Amazing Meal - A 100% whole food nut...

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