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Battle of the Blenders

Every healthy kitchen needs a quality blender. IMPACT’s editorial team recently joined forces with Danielle Arsenault to test five of the top residential quality blenders…  click title to read full article


Good for the Gut

Rockies Health, page 26.  Fermentation is abundant in our lives.  It gives us our delicacies – coffee, chocolates and wine, and our comfort foods like cheese and bread…  click title to read full article


The History and Power of Raw Cacao 

Rockies Health, page 15.  When one thinks of chocolate, one can’t help but feel a certain sense of affluence and even divinity. That chocolate is magic and has powers beyond our control.  It elevates our mood and gets us in the mood.  Historically, this isn’t something new…     click title to read full article


Plant Powered Green Nuts

Surprise your taste buds with this power-packed mix you can make and take anywhere. I’ve made this amazing recipe so many times for adventures on the road…  click title to read full article


Fit Kitchen

How many times have you told yourself: “I’m going to eat better, starting today!” You buy the right foods but they languish in the fridge beyond their due date…  click title to read full article


Moringa, The Miracle Tree

There’s a new superfood waiting in the wings, packed with nutrients that have the power to eradicate malnutrition in the poorest parts of the world and even in our own backyard…  click title to read full article


Sprouting your Nutritional Powerhouse

Sprouting might seem like a new-age, hippie-food craze that made it to the mainstream along with kale and granola. The truth is, sprouting has existed in the culinary traditions of Asian and European cultures for thousands of years, revered for its immense nutritional value…      click title to read full article


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Get the Glow; Healthy skin begins with the food you eat

During the summer, we take good care of our skin. Exposed to the world, we soak up much needed vitamin D from the sun and sweat away toxins. Come winter, our skin gets covered, layer upon layer and we tend to forget about…      click title to read full article


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5 Secret Health Benefits of Seaweed (The Great Grandmother of All Superfoods)

They say water is life, and you better believe that the ocean is chock-full of everything that will support life. There was a time when seaweed was regarded as…   click title to read full article


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How Raw Food Affects Your Body

Eating raw and choosing organic is a concept not completely understood by a great portion of the population, but when you get to the core of the subject, it’s is…     click title to read full article


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How to Build Immunity Naturally through Medicinal Mushrooms

The next time we take a hike in the forest, we can imagine that beneath us is a complex underground system of micro-fungi that weaves in and out of the soil…     click title to read full article


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How to Successfully Navigate Through a Healthy Holiday Season

For as long as we have cultivated the soil, we’ve become accustomed to celebrate these festivities through food. From the trick or treat loot, to stuffing…     click title to read full article


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Mega Flu-Fighter; Delicious spicy soup to get you back on your feet

Garlic, ginger, serrano chili, lime and cilantro all have detoxification properties and can help kick that cold before it even arrives. Here’s why…     click title to read full article


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 Make Your Own First-Aid Kit: 17 All-Natural Powders, Oils and Salves

With a little innovation, you can learn to make your own All-Natural First-Aid Kit that won’t poison you! Truth is, a lot of the products on the market that are…     click title to read full article


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 Make Your Salad a Show Stopper by Adding Edible Rose Petals!

The advent of the Internet has definitely brought the world of health closer to home (the world of everything else too, I suppose). Those of us who have…     click title to read full article


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 2 Ways to Grow Your Own Food in a Small Space

No doubt a plant-based whole foods diet can improve all facets of your life in many ways. By eating food that is nurtured from seed to plate, we respect this…     click title to read full article



Why I Get All My Protein from Plants (And My Top 8 Sources)

Why I Get All My Protein from Plants (And My Top 8 Sources)

Motivated to ascend as high as possible in a sea of saw-toothed sierras, my body will need calories and plenty of them. As a rock climber, caver, long…     click title to read full article


3 Delicious Ways to Sneak Maca in Your Diet! (Recipes)

3 Delicious Ways to Sneak Maca in Your Diet!

Whether I whizz a tablespoon into my morning smoothie or add half a cup to the batter while making yummy raw onion bread, Maca’s versatility and untold…     click title to read full article


6 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Maca

 

6 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Maca

I’m sure you’ve heard about the amazingly robust and powerful superfood, Maca. As one of my top favorite superfoods, next to Cacao and Goji Berries…     click title to read full article


My Perspective on Food Combining as a Raw Foodie

My Perspective on Food Combining as a Raw Foodie

Admit it, most of us eat fast, a little too fast. In the minutes it takes us to politely devour the food presented to us, do we really take the time to enjoy …     click title to read full article


Your Guide to Staying Healthy & Eating Fresh on Road Trips!
6 Healing Thai Spices to Include in Your Meals

6 Healing Thai Spices to Include in Your Meals

The Thai people are no strangers to the abundance of delicious flavor of spices, which you’ll find infused into their every meal.  Carefully wielded …     click title to read full article


Kaffir Lime Carrot Soup Recipe

Kaffir Lime Carrot Soup Recipe

Thai spices sure inspire me in the kitchen. While creating my Global Cuisine Series, I invented this amazingly delicious soup that actually uses all of the …     click title to read full article


A Beginner’s Guide to Fermentation

A Beginner’s Guide to Fermentation

Fermentation gives us our basic staples – bread and cheese. It also gives us our sinfully delicious desserts – chocolate, coffee and wine…     click title to read full article