Raw Date Paste

So if you haven’t already gathered, my favorite alternative sweetner is dates.  They are super sweet, and when you blend them with water they make a perfect liquid-esque sweetner that is perfect for baked goods, smoothies, oatmeal, puddings…it’s one of my staples and SUPER easy to make.

Thumb Print Cookies

These cookies are gluten-free, flour-free, and can be sugar-free depending on ingredients you choose.  Whether sweetened with date paste or maple syrup, these are a crowd pleaser…and 2 or 3 make a great snack. Ingredients: 1 cup almonds 1 cup garbanzo bean flour, coconut flour, pecan flour, or almond flour pinch of sea salt 1 … More Thumb Print Cookies

Sugar Alcohols

As people are wising up to the dangers of artificial sweeteners and refined sugar, sugar alcohols are becoming a common alternative.  Why?  Sugar alcohols do not raise blood sugar as sharply as table sugar because they require little or no insulin for metabolism.  Other benefits include:

Roasted Roots

The roots of any plant are its anchor and foundation; they are the essential parts that support and nourish the plant. Root vegetables lend these properties to us when we eat them, making us feel physically and mentally grounded and rooted, increasing our stability, stamina and endurance. Roots are a rich source of nutritious complex … More Roasted Roots

One Step at a Time

Last week I graciously found myself in San Antonio, Tx, attending the initial Mind-Body Medicine Class offered by cmbm.org.  We (I and the other 100 or so strangers) spent 5 days experimenting with new ways of practicing meditation and creating awareness, and then sharing those experiences with each other — a powerful exercise in itself, … More One Step at a Time

Big Sugar Documentary

Sugar, was the oil of the 18th century…this documentary about Big Sugar not only reviews sugar’s early days with ties to slavery, but continues on to modern times with it’s detrimental effects on the everglades and political ties. This is both part 1 and part 2. Written & Directed by: Brian McKenna. Produced by: Galafilm … More Big Sugar Documentary

142 Reasons Sugar Ruins Your Health

By Nancy Appleton PhD & G.N. Jacobs Originally posted on nancyappleton.com   Sugar can suppress your immune system. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body. Sugar can cause juvenile delinquency in children. Sugar eaten during pregnancy and lactation can influence muscle force production in offspring, which can affect an individual’s ability to exercise. Sugar … More 142 Reasons Sugar Ruins Your Health