Food as Medicine

  The Food We Eat is Foundational to Health Healthy eating is not about strict limitations. It is about eating a wide variety of real food, feeling good and having a lot of energy. Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet (SAD) is nutrient-depleted, acid-forming, and laden with sugar and additives. In a land of plenty, we […]

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Do You Know What’s in Your Laundry Detergent?

toxic laundry chemicals

The Fresh, Clean Smell: Air Pollution Have you ever walked around your neighborhood and noticed that fresh smell of someone doing laundry? Bad news: when you breathe in that “clean” familiar scent, you’re actually getting a lung-full of toxic chemicals.  According to research by the University of Washington, when scented laundry detergents and fabric softeners […]

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Do You Have Enough HCL (Stomach Acid)?

Branch Basics | HCL for Stomach Acid

Healthy people with strong digestive function do not need more HCL (stomach acid). Unfortunately, in today’s world of high stress, fast and processed foods, antibiotic use, prescription, and over the counter drug side effects, many people have a deficient supply of HCL. Strong, healthy digestive function plays a foundational role in determining a person’s state of wellbeing and health.

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Pumpkin Series: Pumpkin Spice Latte

‘Tis the season for the famed Pumpkin Spice Latte, made popular by Starbucks and made healthy by simply swapping some not-so-great ingredients (refined sugar, carrageenan and “natural flavors”) with healthy, nutrient-giving ones. A plethora of healthy versions abound, but this is one of our favorites, inspired by WellnessMama…thanks, Katie!! There are few things that offer […]

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