What's the Scoop on Vanilla Prices Skyrocketing?!

What's the Scoop on Vanilla Prices Skyrocketing?!

You've probably heard that vanilla bean prices have skyrocketed in the last couple of months. You may have even taken a hit if you're purchasing them for your bakery/store/company or simply an ice-cream lover. The cost of this major food staple has been on the rise for years, but we're feeling the spike more than ever. What used to be roughly $40 USD for a kilogram back in 2011 is now $700 USD -- a whopping 20x increase in price! But why is this happening?

What's the Scoop on Using Activated Charcoal Internally?

What's the Scoop on Using Activated Charcoal Internally?

Activated charcoal made a big splash in 2017! It was being glorified everywhere -- making appearances in cold-pressed juices, frozen yogurt, cocktails, detox lemonades, toothpaste, deodorant, and face masks to name a few. It has many beneficial properties but it can also be quite dangerous if consumed incorrectly. Are you educated on the pros as well as the cons? 

6 Benefits of Pine Pollen + Smoothie Bowl Recipe

6 Benefits of Pine Pollen + Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Scientific studies are only now revealing how pine pollen could be one of the most complete forms of nutrition on earth produced by Mother Nature -- boasting 30% protein and a rare plant-based source of vitamin D3.

My Thoughts on Juice Cleanses

My Thoughts on Juice Cleanses

When clients ask me if they should go on a juice cleanse, I always ask them "What are your intentions for this cleanse?" If your intentions are for ultimate health reasons like resting your digestive system or getting in quality nutrients on the go as opposed to sole intentions of weight loss, then I say go for it! But it's important to dig deep and find out the real reasons for this cleanse. 

What's the Scoop on Palm Oil?

What's the Scoop on Palm Oil?

A friend of mine recently asked me what's with all the negative press around palm oil. I knew a few heavy hitting points that always made me weary of using it in my kitchen but I wanted to find out more and share it with all of you

Biggest Health Trends in 2018

Biggest Health Trends in 2018

Say goodbye to unicorn frappuccinos and activated charcoal ice-cream, and hello to root-to-stem eating and the art of single-tasking. I've curated a list of the top health trends expected to make a hit in 2018 for good reason; this is more than just a list of Instagram-worthy meals and new superfoods!