Natural Health & Wellness
I am a vegan, yet part-time carnivore (lol!), gluten-free, dairy-free, Kosher style eater – and that’s just my diet! Beyond organic food, natural health and wellness is more than just a passion, it’s the core of my lifestyle, beliefs, and values. Grateful to be able to share more about this important foundation of my life with you…
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Red Cabbage Magic
I simply love red cabbage, or what I often call purple cabbage as when it is fully ripe the color is so deep and vibrant. When I was young my mom and I used to chop up the cabbage and toss it in a bowl with thinly sliced onions, vinegar, a little water and a sprinkle of sugar. Today I love it much the same way, marinated in apple cider vinegar and water, sans the sugar. It’s also so good lightly steamed, braised or added to any of your favorite soups. Today I picked the leaves and ate it straight out of the garden. Red cabbage is so good for a healthy gut and works as an amazing probiotic when fermented as in kraut. It’s anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and has anti-cancer properties. My friend the Anthony William also shares more benefits at http://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/red-cabbage
These are a few of the produce pointers I’ve chosen to live by over the years:
Eat the Rainbow – You’ll get the best variety of nutrients by choosing fresh produce of all colors of the rainbow.
Buy Organic – I make the decision to buy and eat all organic, non-GMO foods anytime and every time possible, so that I know I’m doing my part in limiting my chemical and GMO exposure to the best of my abilities. (Because who really knows right?!)
Buy Organic EXCEPT – I do have one exception to #2. I like to save some money skipping the organic section when it comes to items like avocados, pineapples, bananas, etc. -Basically anything with a thick outer shell/coating, is generally a good rule of thumb as okay, since those natural barriers protect from the pesticides they might have come into contact with.
Use a Veggie Wash – My favorite is actually called “Veggie Wash” and it’s perfect for getting the extra earth off your root veggies, and also works wonders on fruit to remove the waxy/sticky residue from those darned grocery stickers. It’s a natural organic citrus-based spray that has become my staple rinse aid. Give it a shot and see what you think