13 Plant Based 5-minute Meals & Snacks (For those who hate to cook or are busy)

Photo by Jannis Brandt Most days I wish and pray that I would randomly begin loving to cook. I tell myself things like “Ima start making myself cook 1 thing every day” or “cooking is meditative therefore extra good for you.” But it never pans out. I envy my grandmother’s love for it and my husband’s nonchalant attitude towards it. Both of them can do it all day, everyday with no...

My Medicinal Tea Cabinet

Photo by Osha Key I’m one of those people who believe “there’s a tea for that” so my natural medicine cabinet contains a large portion of teas. There’s several in there that I use on a rare occasion like “Breathe Deep” and “Roasted Dandelion Detox”, special blends by Yogi. They’re not my favorite but I keep them on hand in case I need them.  There are several though that I use...

GBS, Probiotics & Gut Health

Photo by Toa Heftiba “All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates He was on to something, and here we are thousands of years later and we’re finally beginning to realize that he was correct. We should indeed be focusing on our gut health. *Disclaimer: I am in no way a certified nutritionist or health professional. I am completely self taught in natural health and wellness. Always do your own research....

Mindful Eating on a Mental, Physical & Spiritual Level

We’ve rewritten the definition of the word diet. We define it, now, as a certain plan you follow for a set amount of time in order to lose weight. The original, proper meaning of the word is overall what you eat on a day to day basis. It’s your lifestyle. Just like elephants have a diet and pandas have a diet, you also have a diet. Diets, as we’ve come...

Why to Organic + The Clean Fifteen & Dirty Dozen

Photo by Markus Spiske Eating organic can be stressful and costly but the benefits to both our health and our environment are undeniable. That’s why I formulated the post, How to Eat Healthy and Organic on a Budget. As to help you transition into a healthier lifestyle without breaking the bank. Think of eating organic though not as expensive (which is a mindset that comes from lack) but as an investment...

An Epic List of Plant Based Protein

Photo by Rachael Gorjestani Protein is a macro-nutrient, which means we need a good bit of it regularly for tons of different bodily functions that keep us alive. Most of us know that it promotes muscle growth. It also helps regulate our metabolism and hormones, promotes healthy bones and heart. It also helps keep us feeling full, which is particularly helpful when we’re transitioning from one diet or lifestyle to another...

Why You Should Ditch the Diet for Mindful Eating

Photo by Brigitte Tohm I don’t believe in dieting. Diets are often temporary changes stacked tall with strict rules and regulations that are seemingly impossible to follow and not starve to death. They stress us out and leave us in a state of perpetual hunger. Positive dietary changes are suppose to raise our vibrations. They’re suppose to make us feel lite and energetic, satisfied and whole on many levels. Often though,...

How to Eat Healthy & Organic Without Breaking the Bank

Photo by Caitlin Mclean  Healthy and organic food gets a bad wrap for being expensive. Many people immediately dismiss it because of cost. How many memes have you seen with a 99 cent burger and a 7 dollar salad that says this is why I’m fat? And I get it. As someone who was raised to agonize over every single penny and never spend a dime, I struggled when I...

Mindful Eating Cured My Health Problems

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with food, as I’m sure many people can relate. I love the way it tastes, the variety, the mouth watering satisfaction. I hated the way good-tasting food made me feel bad and fat. The more I learned, I hated the way the world had become. How it seemed most things were bad for you, healthy food was hard to come by and expensive when...

The 2 Things I Did to Cure My Allergies

I spent most of my early 20s indoors. Locked away from the nature that I loved so much because it didn’t love me at all. I was plagued by allergies. I couldn’t spend 10 minutes outside without my eyes becoming itchy and red, watering or even swelling nearly shut. My sinus cavities became swollen, closed and runny. Sneezing was so incessant that I could hardly function. On more than one...