The Top Four Places to Buy Organic Groceries Online

When I first started the Maker’s Diet 12 years ago, ordering organic food online was nearly unheard of. Whole Foods dominated the natural health food scene, with Trader Joe’s (at the time) trailing behind, but carrying far less organic products than Whole Foods did. And the Internet, well, it wasn’t the first place you thought of when you wanted to buy some organic apples! So very much has changed in the last decade in the health food industry, as well as online. THANK GOD! And, I have a feeling it’s only the beginning. Companies like Instacart (online delivery service) Thrive…

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How To Use Organic Herbs For Better Sleep At Night

“Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleave of care, The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast.” –Shakespeare Ever need a little help sleeping? I think we all do from time to time. Lots of things cause sleeping upsets. Having a newborn, stress, hormone levels, are only a few of the many factors capable of causing poor sleep at night. Yet nothing is more critical to your health than sufficient sleep! Your brain in particular is very susceptible to the effects of lack of sleep. Studies…

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Three easy tips for eating organic (it’s not as hard as you might think!)

I sat down to write this article, and at first I couldn’t figure out where to begin. How do you answer the question of HOW to eat organic in one blog post? How do you answer the question, “How do I eat healthy?” in one article? Well, the answer may surprise you, because it’s really quite simple. The simple answer is this: “Eat the foods that God gave you, in the form He gave for them to be eaten.” Jordan Rubin teaches this in the book that changed my life forever, called The Maker’s Diet, and if you want to know…

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The top 5 adaptogens to boost your mood!

In case you didn’t read yesterday’s email, we talked about a set of herbs called adaptogens that are ready to give you more energy, less stress, reduce the likelihood that you’ll get a serious disease like cancer or have a heart attack, help you sleep better, and balance your hormones. Hullo!!! Interestingly there are only 16 herbs that have been scientifically proven to possess these broad spectrum benefits. Today I’ll share with you my top 5, and over the next couple of days we’ll look at them more in depth and I’ll tell you where to get them. #1 stress busting adaptogenic…

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How adaptogens can change your life…

Got stress? Most of us do. In case you haven’t heard, there’s a group of herbs that want to help make your life better. They’re called adaptogens. The term adaptogens was coined in 1947 by a Russian scientist, N.V. Lazarev, who was interested in substances that helped the body adapt to physical and emotional stress.  By 1984 Russian scientists had published in excess of 1,500 pharmacological and clinical studies on adaptogenic herbs. Later research carried out in Germany and Japan demonstrated similar findings to that of the Russians. Russian studies revealed that they increased swimming times in the Porsolt test,…

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Store Your Leftovers in Glass, Not Plastic

After dinner tonight, will you throw your leftovers in toxic storage containers? If so, think again, because the toxic chemicals in plastic have been proven to damage our cells when they are ingested, causing a wide variety of problems such as infertility, hormonal disruption, cancer, and even obesity. A much safer solution is to use GLASS, which is easy to use and completely safe! I use a set that I got from Amazon called Snapware Glasslock and it comes in a variety of sizes, shapes, and stores excellently in the fridge and freezer. See it here on Amazon! (This set is…

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