Heart Healthy Gingered Swiss Apple Juice

Swiss chard is a mineral-rich, mild-tasting leafy green vegetable with many health benefits. It grows easily and does especially well in the cooler Spring and Fall weather. I love walking into my backyard and harvesting a handful of those large, red-veined, glossy dark green leaves with beautiful red stalks for a juice. The delicious, gingery [...]

Heart Healthy Sparkling Pomegranate Citrus Sipper Juice Recipe

Pomegranate juice is well known for its heart health benefits, lowering blood pressure and supporting heart health in other ways. A meta-analysis of eight randomized placebo-controlled trials on pomegranate juice found that it significantly lowered systolic blood pressure regardless of how long or how much pomegranate juice was consumed. Diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) [...]

Your Diet and Breast Cancer – What You Need to Know

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women (besides skin cancer.) I used to think that family history or genetic predisposition are the main causes of breast cancer. After all, that is what we hear about in the media most often. But I was wrong. Way wrong. Only about 2.5% of breast cancer [...]

Eat a Pound of This a Day to Lose Weight and Feel Great

When trying to lose weight we often think of restriction. What we can't eat. Those tiny meals can lead to hunger and frustration. Your best efforts derailed. Fortunately, there's a way to eat more food and still lose weight. It's one of the many benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle - being able [...]