I Want (Organic) Candy!

I Want (Organic) Candy!

I’ve become a bit of a food snob in recent years, and I’m proud of it! If you’re going to look down your nose at anything, fattening, processed foods with GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and artificial flavors and colors seem ...
5 Reasons to Get Passionate About Papaya

5 Reasons to Get Passionate About Papaya

Papaya is an orange, oblong fruit with a sweet flavor and a buttery texture. Christopher Columbus referred to papaya as the “fruit of the angels.” Considering all of the fruit’s nutritional benefits, we’d have to agree that p ...
The Beautiful Benefits of Biotin

The Beautiful Benefits of Biotin

Also known as vitamin B7 (and sometimes vitamin H), biotin is a nutrient needed for healthy energy production, and it supports enzymes that affect the skin and intestinal tract. Found in many foods naturally (deficiency is rare), biotin may also be t ...
Is Horny Goat Weed an Aphrodisiac?

Is Horny Goat Weed an Aphrodisiac?

Many herbs have strange names, and horny goat weed is no exception. The herb, known to many as yin yang huo, apparently received its nickname when it was found that goats grazing on this weed were sexually aroused. We’re not goats, of course ...
Mastic Gum For an Upset Gut

Mastic Gum For an Upset Gut

If you occasionally get indigestion after eating a big (or unhealthy) meal, you might want to give mastic gum a try. Thought to promote healthy digestion, this natural resin is produced by the leaves of the Pistacia lentiscus tree, grown for centurie ...
A New Kind of Vitamin

A New Kind of Vitamin

Most of us strive to be healthy eaters, but even if you dine on salad and veggies all day long, it’s hard to get in the recommended vitamins and minerals without turning to supplements. Call me a skeptic, though, but I’ve always been suspicious ...

Go Nuts for Black Walnuts

Paired with apples in baked desserts or strewn across vinaigrette-topped salads, walnuts are known for their rich flavor and healthy omega-3 content. There are two types of walnuts: the English or Persian (which is most popular and widely used throug ...