Posts Categorized: Food As Medicine

Going Under the Knife? Tips for Pre- and Post-Surgery

Any surgery is invasive and a stressor to the body.  Healing takes time! We can ease and speed healing time with diet, supplements, and remedies which strengthen and nourish the body both before and after the surgery.  It is especially important to build up the immune system before going into the hospital in these times. … Read more »

UTIs (Bladder Infections) Are Awful. Here’s Help.

Urinary tract infections (aka cystitis and bladder infections), are really a pain.  Literally.  While women are more likely to contract this type of infection, men can get them too.  But, Ladies first!  The guys will get their own post with suggested remedies. Do You Have a UTI? The symptoms of a bladder infection vary depending on… Read more »

The Sweet Benefits of Cranberry Concentrate…and How to Make It.

Cranberries are a wonder drug.  I mean, food.  They provide many necessary benefits to our bodies: Boost immunity with their high antioxidant levels Promote and maintain bladder and kidney health Help relieve stress and lift dipping moods Support brain function and boost memory, similar to cilantro Aid in keeping heart disease at bay Assist in… Read more »

Is there Corn in Your Honey?

There very well could be. Some weird “honey” is on the market: it’s being served in restaurants and sold in groceries at a ridiculously low price.  The reason why it’s so cheap?  It’s mixed with corn syrup as the main ingredient! Rather than support the heavily subsidized (and most likely GMO) corn syrup product, buy pure… Read more »

Refresh and Renew with a Watermelon Slushee

It’s hot out.  You’ve been playing hard or working out and feel sloggy.  Go grab some watermelon and make this supreme juice.  No juicer required!  You’ll feel energized, cooled down and revitalized and ready to kick back in that hammock. Watermelon is rich in Vitamins A and C, electrolytes, and potassium so this is a… Read more »

Toning Up and Detoxing with Toning Water

Do you or someone in your family not “like” water and therefore don’t drink it?  Are you achy and sore because of your boosted exercise schedule (good on ya!!)?  Or do you simply want something a little sexier than plain water now that you’re drinking loads of it each day? Say Yes!  Yes!  Yes! to… Read more »

I’ll Have the Green Eggs, Please.

We all know that greens are good for us with their antioxidants, chlorophyll, and high fiber, vitamin & mineral content.  Yet so many people don’t know how to get them more frequently into their diet. This recipe allows you to use whatever greens you favor or have on hand, be they kale, collards, spinach or… Read more »

DIY Cough Syrup, Compliments of Grandma

If you’re more interested in suppressing coughing jags than in getting loaded on sugar-laden commercial cough syrups, this remedy is for you.  It has so many great attributes, I can’t see NOT making it: easy to prepare on-hand ingredients in most kitchens wholesome, plant-based remedy effective anti-tussive helps boost immune system super low cost So… Read more »