Author Archives: Tricia

Cilantro Pesto for Heavy Metal Removal

Eating fresh cilantro is an excellent way to remove heavy metals from the body. Properties in cilantro binds with mercury, lead, and aluminum in the tissue and is excreted in the urine. Research supporting this can be read here. The dosage is two tablespoons a day for two to three weeks but in my opinion &hellip Continue reading »

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Tree Branch Candles

We are fortunate to live in a heavily wooded area with huge trees that protect and surround our house. Unfortunately, we lost several tree branches in a recent storm. My husband re-purposed the tree limbs into these beautiful, natural wood candles that are the perfect centerpiece. I love that he kept the natural shape of &hellip Continue reading »

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Celebrate strawberry season with local farms

Does anyone else look forward to strawberry season all year like I do? I crave this first fruit of spring and think that there is nothing that compares to the flavor of a fresh, in-season strawberry! Every year, I make a trip out to the Hall Family Farm to pick strawberries. Hall Family Farm is &hellip Continue reading »

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Inforgraphic: How Big A Backyard Do You Need To Live Off The Land?

A great infograph on how much land you would need to be self-sufficient. From One Block Off the Grid

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In season: Swiss Chard

This week’s find at the farmers market: I used it in a traditional Armenian recipe: Swiss chard and chickpeas.  

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What the Average American Consumes in a Year

What Are We Eating? What the Average American Consumes in a Year from Visual Economics The average American is 36.6 years old and eats 1,996.3 lbs. of food per year. The average man is 5’9” and weighs 190 lbs. The average woman is 5’4” and weighs 164 lbs. Each year, Americans eat 85.5 lbs. of &hellip Continue reading »

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Why Are American Getting Fatter?

Did you know that Americans spend more money on fast food than entertainment? This is one factor that is contributing to Americans getting fatter and fatter, but don’t forget that portion size has more than tripled in the last 20 years and consumption of high fructose corn syrup increased by 400%! Learn other interesting facts &hellip Continue reading »

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Get Off The Couch Because Sitting Is Killing You

The negative impact of our modern day sedentary lives is starting to take its toll on our health. Humans used to spend hours walking but today for the first time in history we spend more time sitting than we do walking and sleeping. The infographic below outlines the danger of long term sitting to our &hellip Continue reading »

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Soda’s Evil Twin: The Dangers of “Fruit Drinks”

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Backyard Breakfast


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