Don’t Overlook the Importance of Support

A good reminder as we embark into a new year.

Peppers and Planks

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17

Don’t go it alone. People with a support community are twice as likely to reach their goals than those with no support. This applies to all sorts of goals-spiritual, financial, personal but since this is a health blog we will discuss health goals.

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Is Collagen Powder Useful?

There are many supplements out there promoting the use of collagen, either with bone broth or collagen powder. I’ve been asked by several people to explain what collagen is exactly. Should they take it? Is it a waste of money? Why should they take it? Well I wasn’t totally sure Continue reading “Is Collagen Powder Useful?”

Product Review: Tiger Nuts Flour and Snacks From Tiger Nuts

I received a sample of both Tiger Nuts Snacks and Tiger Nuts Flour. Tiger nuts are not nuts at all. Rather, they are tubers, more of a root vegetable. Continue reading “Product Review: Tiger Nuts Flour and Snacks From Tiger Nuts”

Product Review: Juice Plus+ Chewables

I had a chance to try Juice Plus+ supplements. Continue reading “Product Review: Juice Plus+ Chewables”

Spotlight on Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake Mushrooms (lentinula edodes) are the second most cultivated mushrooms, the button mushroom being the first. Are there any benefits to eating mushrooms or should the fungus be left where it grows? Continue reading “Spotlight on Shiitake Mushrooms”

Product Review: Otto’s Naturals Cassava Flour

 

Cassava flour is made from the yuca root. Unlike tapioca starch which is starch taken from the root, cassava is the whole root.

The yuca roots are peeled, dried and ground into flour. Continue reading “Product Review: Otto’s Naturals Cassava Flour”

Pumpkin Muffins

 

Well, its pumpkin season. Who doesn’t love toasty pumpkin bread? My family prefers muffins, so that’s what we do. You can’t even tell they’re gluten free and low sugar! They are moist and fluffy. Continue reading “Pumpkin Muffins”

Panera Style Black Bean Soup

 

Jack frost was nipping at our noses this morning. It had to happen eventually. It was the perfect day for some homemade black bean soup, Panera style. Continue reading “Panera Style Black Bean Soup”