Conscious Consumerism: Responsible Choices As We Ascend

An incredible amount of evidence exists for the support of a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. We could go into living a life free of...

Why I Am Vegan

My idea of living with a vegan lifestyle is that I don't consume any dairy or animal products. As someone once said, "If it...

Our World as a Soup Bowl

A battle of comments ensued under my recent Facebook posting: Hate crimes got you down?! If you still eat meat, then you are part...

Vegan vs. Vegetarian

I have, only recently, begun eating a more vegetarian diet when I decided to break up with my prior food relationship to begin a...

Why I am Vegan

It was unbelievable for my family and friends to digest the fact that a crazy meat-lover who once relished eating roasted Chicken Drumsticks, Hakka...

Food First: A go-to salad for greens, fiber

Spring has sprung and everything is coming up green! This is the perfect time to take a cue from Mother Nature and get more...

Food First | A Spring Cleansing for the Body

As spring arrives, I am always thinking about cleansing and preparing my body for the warmer upcoming months. It's like a spring cleaning for...

Restocking the Pharmacy of the Body

The ever-expanding pharmacopeia of time-tested techniques, natural remedies and alternative pain killers is a complicated skein of dos and don'ts that would tangle any...

Meditation…or Why I put that in my Herbal Tea

I love to meditate. Taking time each day to center myself helps me to fulfill the roles I have taken on in life, from...

Food First: Vegetables Ripe for Skewering

What makes August great is the abundance of vegetables in the garden and still plenty of long summer days left to grill! Of course,...

Remember, It’s the Greening of your Body

AloHA! (This is translated as "breath of life!" in Hawaiian -- Alo = life and Ha = breath.) Beginning with that greeting for an...

Riverplace Market is new on the Minneapolis Riverfront

A new community based farmer's and artisan market, Riverplace Market -- operating from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesdays through the end of September, is located...

Food First: A Healthy Pasta Dish for Summer

Want to go dairy-free, but still crave a creamy texture? Want to go gluten-free, but still crave pasta? I've got you covered with this...

Spirit Leaves: Holistic Heaven for the Newly Converted

Healthy eating is not a new concept: like any major religious movement, it has merely undergone a revival. Inspired by this month's subtitled reference...

Tips on Holistic Food Shopping for the Newly Converted

Have you ever gone to the grocery store or local co-op without your grocery list or just decided to swing by on the way...

What shall We Eat? Shopping for the Foods that are best...

The book of Matthew in the Bible reads: "Therefore do not worry saying, What shall we eat? What shall we drink?" So you can...

Belief, Knowing, and Experiencing Full Health

It was seven years ago when I returned home to Illinois to rest a bit from a hectic, painful descent into the spiritual underworld...