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There’s really nothing better than fresh vegetables. Except for when you grow them yourself. That extra little touch of TLC and knowing exactly where your food came from makes gardening such a rewarding hobby. I can say that, because as of, well, two days ago, I am a self-proclaimed organic … [Read more…]

Summer means it’s time for skinny dippin’….no not that kind. I’m referring to the dishes you take to a picnic, a barbecue, or pull out for a snack at home. It’s dip season. And that can mean heavy, thick, creamy dips (which can be delicious, but not ideal for swimsuit season), or fresh, … [Read more…]

Good morning! Summer is almost upon us {North Dakota didn’t get the memo, apparently} and this means dresses! shorts! bathing suits! and you don’t want to find yourself wishing that you worked harder to lose those extra pounds. Today is the day! A brand new weight loss challenge is starting here at … [Read more…]

Let’s talk oil. You don’t slather it on your skin. You don’t swallow it by the spoonful. And you don’t soak your food (or yourself) in it. With oil pulling, you swish it. Yep. In your mouth for 15 to 20 minutes. (Insert imminent ‘that’s what she said’ joke here) This Ayurvedic method has been … [Read more…]

As the medical world merges with technology and science, the information and studies produced tell us much more about our bodies today than in the past. More people understand why their bodies react a certain way and are able to recognize a symptom versus a common bodily function. This has led to … [Read more…]

Despite what mainstream marketing would have you believe, fat does not make you fat. Quite the opposite actually; our bodies actually need fat to function properly. Fat helps the absorption of vitamins, keeps you satiated, and even helps you shed pounds.  That’s right; you need to eat fat to lose … [Read more…]

It is known as royalty among its counterparts, often referred to ask the ‘queen’ or ‘king’ of greens. You can put it in a smoothie, juice it, make chips of it, use it as a wrap, put it in a salad, or just eat it as is. I am, of course, talking about KALE. Kale, also known as borecole, is one of … [Read more…]

Eat Clean. It’s a catchy phrase, but what exactly does it mean? To be succinct, eating clean means fresh, whole foods. It means consuming foods found in nature instead of manufactured in a science lab. It means eating food that is free of additives, preservatives, hormones, GMO ingredients, and … [Read more…]

That’s right, ladies! You read it here first! A sure-fire way to get rid of multiple pounds overnight. Step One – Get FOOD POISONING. Step Two – Spend 24 hours in intestinal hell. (I’ll leave that to your imaginiation. But trust me, your imagination isn’t doing justice to the reality of the … [Read more…]

I plead guilty (but so do you). We’ve all done it. Consciously or not. We’ve gone a day without eating our superfood veggies. *Gasp!* And, while we may be juuuuuuuuust fine, going many days or not eating an adequate amount of them can be detrimental to your health. Too busy to make a salad? … [Read more…]

Without the proper fuel, it’s difficult to reap the results you want from your workouts.  Get the most from your sweat sessions by using food to boost energy and fast-track fitness goals. These are the top 4 food performers: Bananas: Quite possibly nature’s perfect food, bananas are loaded with … [Read more…]

We talk a lot about health and wellness here at The Sisterhood. Healthy minds. Healthy bodies. Healthy choices. Living a healthy lifestyle. Today, as the world observes Earth Day, we want to take a little time to talk about ways YOU can contribute to a healthy planet. I love this list of  10 … [Read more…]

As of today, I have successfully been a vegan since March 11. That’s about 5 weeks, people! I have been diligent and faithful with minor unintentional slip-ups. And guess what? I survived! It IS possible to go vegan without starving yourself or depleting your body of the vitamins and minerals it … [Read more…]

3 Seeds for Supercharged Smoothies One of the best ways to get a plethora of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients packed into one meal is adding seeds to your favorite smoothie. Hemp, chia, and flax seeds fortify your body with energy, fiber, and omega 3 fats. If you’re a seed novice, add … [Read more…]

Spring is here, and while some of us might be in denial because winter won’t let go, it’s time to start thinking about the warmer months ahead. You know what that means, right? It’s time to shed our, ahem, winter coats. And I’m not talking about your super-cute down puffer jacket. Let’s be real. … [Read more…]