Enzymes

Enzymes are proteins that catalyze reactions with an organism. Even if you have the best nutritional plan around, and supplement your diet with a host of vitamin supplements, without enzymes, the vitamins will not be absorbed into your system. The best source of enzymes from your diet comes from raw food, eaten in its original state with no processing.

Warming Ginger Tea

I have been using this ginger tea recipe every winter for the last 10 years and it has never failed. Ginger with its warming and immune boosting properties, combined with sage and thyme, work to keep your body in tip top shape to fight off the bugs of the season. I cook my ginger tea plain, with herbs or with my mom’s recipe, adding cinnamon and jujubes.

The Dirty Dozen

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The EWC, which stands for the Environmental Working Group, has just recently come out with its newest, most recently updated list of toxic foods. Each year the EWC publishes a list of produce ranked by the level of pesticides in them, with the lower numbers indicating higher levels of toxicity. They’ve nick-named the best and the worst of this list the “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean Fifteen”.