Veggie Spotlight: Cauliflower!

Cauliflower varieties are available in a variety of colors aside from the standard white. While you’re not too likely to find any of the fun colors in the grocery store, you might have more luck at our local farmers market.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The pink ribbon indicative of supporting “the fight against breast cancer” is probably one of the most recognizable health related symbols out there today. It’s on kitchen appliances, rubber duckies, batteries, pens, bags, hats and so so many t-shirts.

Veggie Spotlight: Brussels Sprouts!

These little cabbages are often a source of heated debate: largely a love it or hate it food. Popular for Thanksgiving & other holiday meals, Brussels sprouts are a part of the cruciferous family of veggies which sport a generous dosage of anti-cancer sulphoraphane.

Scentsitivities

Innocent sounding ingredients on a label ‘perfume’, ‘parfum’ or ‘fragrance’, are really just the nicer sounding equivalent of ‘unlisted nasty chemicals’. Unlisted because they don’t have to be. The scent of a product is considered to be proprietary info.

Bringing Down Inflammation

The word ‘disease’ comes with a cart full of baggage. Everyone has a slightly different association paired with the word: death, suffering, preventability… When breaking down the word one is simply faced with ‘dis-ease’: the body is not at ease, it is in a state of dis-ease.

Veggie Spotlight: Eggplant!

This member of the nightshade family is best known as the purple variety though there is a handful of other colors out there including orange & green! The nightshade family also includes tomatoes, peppers, potatoes & tobacco and causes inflammation in the body.