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Thinking of eliminating chocolate as a New Year's Resolution?! Not so fast…

  by Laura A. Bushey, M.A., Certified Health Educator & Personal Holistic Chef        It might come as a surprise just how many different health benefits are offered by these simple, yet decadent, foods.  The evidence increasingly shows dark chocolate and vanilla can be powerful tools in the prevention of chronic and debilitating conditions …

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Blending & Juicing? Is there really a difference?

Blending vs. Juicing?  Is there really any difference?  The answer is a resounding “Yes!”  They are both super-charged, nutritional powerhouses but the differences between the two is not widely known.  Juicing has been getting a bad rap lately due largely in part to the massive wave of “juicing mania” and juice cleanses.  It is purported …

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Tips to Improve Digestion

Digestion When we think of health we think of words like nutrition, lifestyle, natural foods, all- organic, non-GMO, pasture raised, cage-free, superfoods, antioxidants among many others. Kitchen of Life incorporates all of those concepts into our educational lessons and hands-on food prep but there is more; much, much more…something that is equally important…if not more important, and …

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The Concept of Plate Shifting

The FDA and USDA have long regulated our food, set industry standards and set forth nutrition guidelines by offering therecommended daily allowances (RDA). First Lady Michelle Obama recently launched a food plate graphic which replaces the original Food Guide Pyramid (first launched in 1916 but more highly recognized in 1992). The new food plate graphic reflects the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which …

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Juicer Comparison

Give the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season! A juicer surely is a gift that keeps giving in the form of health. Here are some helpful juicing suggestions when thinking about purchasing one of the very important kitchen basics. Excerpts may be found on our facebook page. 

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Making a Case for Suburban Edible Gardens

Many of the children residing in the United States, if not all, are completely disconnected from their food source. In today’s modern world, children’s experiences with food is primarily limited to the grocery store, restaurants (typically fast food), school lunches and dinnertime meals at home. When children are hungry 9 times out of 10 they look in the pantry …

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QA Right

Q: How long do you plan stay at my house? A: Depending on the situation and desired outcome, it can be as little as 2 hours once per week or as many as 4-6 hours each day.  The arrangement is mutually agreed upon, however, the objectives and number of hours spent together must be harmonious Q: …

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