Natural Health and Wellness for the Whole Family


Curry in a Hurry

By Sarah Axtell, ND on July 24, 2014

This recipe has the taste of a slow cooked stew, but it only takes about 35-40 mins. I used red lentils, which are very small, making them fast to cook and very soft. I make a double batch so I have some left over… Read More

Sweet n’ Savory Forbidden Rice

By Sarah Axtell, ND on July 24, 2014

Forbidden rice is a black rice from Asia rich in both taste and nutritional value. It is so named because it was considered the Chinese Emperor’s rice, and anyone else was forbidden to eat it. It has a rich, nutty flavor. Forbidden rice is… Read More

Veggie Pancakes

By Sarah Axtell, ND on July 24, 2014

These vegetable pancakes are like hash browns, but are filled with so much goodness. Unlike potatoes, these patties will not spike your glucose (ie. lower on the glycemic index). They are colorful, meaning they are rich in antioxidants. Always aim to eat lots of colorful… Read More

Healthy Toppers

By Sarah Axtell, ND on July 24, 2014

Need a boost? Top your food with these items and turn your food from just so-so to super! 1. Ground flax seed-¬†Add 1-2 tbsps to your favorite soups, salads, sauces, yogurt, oatmeal and cereal. Grind them in a coffee grinder to… Read More

Avoiding Grains for the First Year

By Sarah Axtell, ND on July 24, 2014

It is best to introduce solid food at 6 months. It is optimal to avoid grains and cow dairy for the first year of your child’s life. Why, you ask? It really comes down to human physiology and anatomical (intestinal) development. Babies GI systems are… Read More

Power Smoothie

By Sarah Axtell, ND on July 24, 2014

Is your little one hungry before bed? Maybe he didn’t get enough protein today… Or it was a challenge to get him to eat his veggies today…if so, a green smoothie is the perfect “last snack.” Try a smoothie packed full of… Read More

Cooking with Protein-Packed Nut Flours

By Sarah Axtell, ND on July 24, 2014

Baking with nut flours adds lots of satisfying protein and heart healthy fat to your baked goods in addition to cutting down on carbs. These muffins are low on the glycemic index (ie. diabetic friendly) and gluten-free! And one more bonus- they… Read More

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