Food

Whole foods are wonderful, they are nourishing and vital for a healthy life. Learn about the history, growing practices and the nutritional value of delicious foods.

Cordyceps

Cordyceps

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Food , Health , Herbs and Spices , Superfoods
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Published April 11, 2019
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Updated April 29, 2019
Cordyceps owes its discovery to Tibetan herders, who would observe their goats, sheep and yaks consuming the fruiting bodies of Cordyceps as they grazed in the mountains and over time becoming stronger. Since then it has become an elixir for boosting human potential. In 1993 the Chinese Women’s Olympic  Running Team broke three world records, and it was not […]
Cassava Flour

Cassava Flour – Alternative Gluten Free Flour

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Food , Sustainability
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Published January 29, 2019
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Updated April 16, 2019
Cassava flour may just be the best gluten-free flour out there. Cassava a tuberous plant, native to South America, has been used for thousands of years as a staple food source and today is being researched as a food security crop due to its resilience to climate change, high yield and low cost of production (Maziya-Dixon, […]
cheese board

Vegan Cheese Board

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Food , Sustainability
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Published January 1, 2019
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Updated April 16, 2019
Vegan cheese has come a long way, not only is it delicious, but some varieties are also beneficial for gut health. When made with rejuvelac a fermented liquid made from sprouted grains, the vegan cheese becomes cultured with healthy bacteria that benefit gut health.  Vegan cheese is a great and tasty alternative from conventional soft […]
coconut oil

Coconut Oil

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Food , Healthy Fats and Oils , Nutrition
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Published November 13, 2018
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Updated April 16, 2019
Coconuts have been used by people of the tropics for hundreds of years, initially being prized for its water content, and later in history for its flesh and ability to produce oil. Coconut oil has been part of the diet of communities in the Philipines, Indonesia, Brazil, Thailand, Polynesia, India and the Carribean for many […]
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