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How to Make Nutrient-Rich Beet Kvass for Improved Digestion and Gut Health

Beet kvass, a traditional Ukrainian beverage, is a wonderful, easy-to-make fermented drink that is excellent for digestion and a great chance to get extra plant phytonutrients into your diet. Consuming lacto-fermented beverages is an terrific way to improve gut health by introducing good bacteria, enzymes and lactic acid. This tasty, hydrating drink helps promotes regularity and thereby aids the body in cleansing itself of toxins. Rather than buying...

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Healthy Snacks for Kids (and Adults too!)

A few months ago I did a tour of a local daycare and noticed that Goldfish crackers (with rancid vegetable oils and sugar) as well Jello (complete with artificial flavors, preservatives and food dye) were on the provided menu.  Rather than nourishing a growing body, these kinds of snacks can cause spikes in blood sugar and wreak havoc on gut health. As do those ubiquitous little baggies of Cheerios, that not onlyContinue Reading

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Thrive Market’s Best Finds and Why I Recommend Thrive Market

I’m reposting this article that I wrote for the Hummingbird Pilates blog when I lived in Los Angeles. Therefore, the store prices are for that area but I think you’ll find similar prices at grocery stores in the Bay Area too.

Thrive Market is an online store with the tag line “Wholesome Products. Wholesale Prices”. They have a $59.95 yearly membership but it&#...

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