Why Choose Fair Trade Coffee

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You have probably heard the name “Fair Trade” before, but it is so much more than its name may imply. Fairtrade encompasses a set of principles for people and businesses to follow and helps protect the environment too. Fair trade is a growing movement to ensure fair wages, reasonable working hours, clean working conditions, and […]

The Many Benefits of Probiotics

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It’s no secret that probiotics have taken a spotlight in recent years, and for good reason. These tiny microorganisms are true superheroes against many inflammatory and digestive conditions, support our immunity, and are even a vital aspect of mental health. But they are certainly not a new phenomenon – these symbiotic microorganisms are quite literally […]

Turmeric, Matcha, Coconut & Maca Smoothie

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Turmeric is not just an Indian spice for curry, this multi-tasking superfood boasts a whole host of health benefits. Thanks to its active ingredient, curcumin, it has incredible anti-inflammatory properties which may help treat a range of health conditions, including arthritis, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. Turmeric is often used to help balance and stabilize the mood too, as curcumin […]

Plant Based Diets Effective for Breast Cancer Survival by Amanda Brocket of The Raw Food Kitchen

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Photo credit Vegan Photo via Flickr Commons In recent years, long-term survival rates after diagnosis of breast cancer have been rising steadily. In the United States, it’s been estimated that approximately 2.5 million people are survivors of breast cancer. This number is expected to rise by 31%, bringing it up to 3.4 million. This brings about a new challenge for […]

3 Raw Vegan Ice Cream Recipes to Please the Pickiest of Eaters // Guest Post by Marina Yanay-Triner of Soul in the Raw

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These 3 raw vegan ice cream recipes have pleased the pickiest eaters I know. While they may sound so incredibly simple, they are actually an amazingly delicious mock version of real soft-serve ice cream. And why do I prefer this version? Dairy ice cream is full of antibiotics, preservatives, and animal fat, which has been found […]

The 5 Rules of Food Combining that May Improve Your Digestion // Guest Post from Amanda Brocket of The Raw Food Kitchen

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In the mainstream medical community, it seems the jury is still out on whether food combining actually helps or hinders digestion. Extensive scientific trials have not been done but I have personally experienced success and have witnessed others experience great benefits through effective food combining. I have witnessed positive effects on digestive upsets, like IBS, gas, bloating or […]