Posted 10/22/15

5 Simple Ways to Stop the Winter Blues Before They Start

By Heather Pratt, MNT, BCHN I really love the fall. But fall brings with it something I don’t love so much—darkness! As we move closer and closer to the Winter Solstice and the days get shorter and shorter, I notice my mood getting progressively lower. I’m not alone either: fourteen...

Posted 10/19/15

7 Secrets to Hosting a GMO Free Thanksgiving

by Lani Jacobs-Banner October is non-GMO month, and we are excited to be a 2015 retail participant! Genetically modified foods pose a very real risk to human health and the environment, and they are in the vast majority of products available at conventional grocery stores, so educating consumers about how to...

Posted 10/12/15

The Definitive Guide to Natural Sweeteners: Part 1

by Jonathan Clinthorne Most of us are familiar with the use of sugar as a sweetener in our foods. Most sweeteners—table sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, maple syrup, honey—are composed of the simple sugars fructose and glucose in about equal parts, with some variation, depending on the sweetener. Whether you add...

Posted 10/2/15

Boo! Make It a Healthy Halloween

by Lani Jacobs-Banner My mother-in-law’s favorite holiday has always been Halloween. At her house, Halloween was a full evening event composed of a dinner party with her children’s friends, and then group trick-or-treating. She loved helping dress up her children and then handing out candy to the neighborhood. Afterward, the kids...