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An Avocado Story: The Tale of a Non-sweet Fruit

An Avocado Story: The Tale of a Non-sweet Fruit

EDITOR’S SUMMARY: Who would have known the luscious avocado, also referred to as “alligator pear,” or “butter fruit,” was marked early on in history as a sensual food? You might say this is “icing on the cake,” lending additional value to this nutrient-packed,...

Kava Root: A Natural Remedy to Ease Anxiety and Lull You to Sleep

Kava Root: A Natural Remedy to Ease Anxiety and Lull You to Sleep

EDITOR’S SUMMARY: According to the research, consuming kava shows mixed results—positive and negative. Needless to say, it’s a strong plant! This points to being highly intentional with your use of kava, and perhaps incorporating its potent qualities for sincere...

CBD Edibles: Investigating Quality, Ingredients, and Effectiveness

CBD Edibles: Investigating Quality, Ingredients, and Effectiveness

EDITOR’S SUMMARY: If you’re considering turning to CBD edibles to reduce stress, lift yourself out of depression, or ease physical pain … and you’re a “health nut,” or at least wanting to gain traction in making healthier lifestyle decisions, you may find yourself...

Research and Musings on Brewing the Least Toxic Cup O’ Tea

Research and Musings on Brewing the Least Toxic Cup O’ Tea

EDITOR’S SUMMARY: It wouldn’t be the first time you sat down to enjoy a food or beverage you were sure was “healthy,” only to stumble upon questions challenging what you thought was true. In the case of tea, a variety of elements are at play that influence the quality...

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): The FDA’s Newest Health Food

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): The FDA’s Newest Health Food

EDITOR’S SUMMARY: For years, you’ve sought out Chinese food restaurants that don’t use MSG because you heard it was bad for your health. Whatever was in that mysterious “chemical” wasn’t as important as simply staying away from it. But what if this substance was...

Plant Toxins: How These Antinutrients May Be Injuring You

Plant Toxins: How These Antinutrients May Be Injuring You

EDITOR’S SUMMARY: Smart nutrition includes letting go of doctrine-thinking. The decades-old ideas you’ve clung to may be applicable now, or conversely, may not be worthy of your commitment any longer. Are you open to discoveries in the field of health which may...

Human Consumption of Microplastics: 2023 and Beyond

Human Consumption of Microplastics: 2023 and Beyond

EDITOR’S SUMMARY: When has a society gone too far—opting for convenience first, driving so-called “advancements,” and allowing corporate greed to override the health of its people and environment? With innumerable particles of toxic plastics lining the streets,...

Bottled Water vs. Tap: Intentionally Sourcing Your Hydration

Bottled Water vs. Tap: Intentionally Sourcing Your Hydration

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” ~ Wystan Hugh Auden, British poet and political activist Written by Rick RydellEdited by Nicki Steinberger, Ph.D. Does your drinking water need cleaning up? You bet it does! PFAS—forever chemicals—have been...

Hidden Glyphosate in Your Food: Part Two – Impact on Human Health

Hidden Glyphosate in Your Food: Part Two – Impact on Human Health

“On May 3, 2023 the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food approved changes to Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulatory guidance that, along with similar changes permitted by the Minister of Health in May of 2022, allow product developers to assess the safety...