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Peruvian Aji Amarillo, the Yellow Chili—Put Soul Into Your Cooked or Raw Foods!

Natural foods by themselves tend to be flavorless. Why not add flame, flavor, and soul to your vegetarian and vegan cooking? Salsa Recipe Below! Every land has its traditional foods and l...


Goodbye to All That

Tonight on my way home, I took one of my favorite walks. It’s the walk across DuPont circle around 9pm, in the summertime, when folks are draped over the fountain and park benches, ...


Natural Beauty: Frankincense Brings Extravagance To The Skin – And A Quick DIY Moisturizer For Mature Skin

Natural Beauty: Frankincense Brings Extravagance to the Skin – And A Quick DIY Moisturizer For Mature Skin By Chere Harbridge In celebration of our new authentic beauty care line, w...


Raw Banana Oat Pancakes and the Fragrant Vanilla Cake Cookbook

One of the blogs that you might see me mention most frequently in Weekend Reading posts is Fragrant Vanilla Cake. While the title might evoke images of oven mitts and a stand mixer, Fragr...


Recipe: Elderberry Cognac Health Elixir

As many of you know, I’m really enjoying the study of herbal medicine. One of my favorite things to make is organic elderberry syrup. It’s easy, fun, and so much less expensiv...


Natural Beauty: Cypress For Lymph Congestion Relief – And A Homemade Tonic To Use On Your Body Brush!

Natural Beauty: Cypress for Lymph Congestion Relief – And A Homemade Tonic To Use On Your Body Brush! By Chere Harbridge In celebration of our new authentic beauty care line, weR...


The Little Book of Life: A Few Life and Health Lessons I Have Learned So Far

Many years ago, when I was in my teens, my mom gifted me a little book called “The Little Book of Life.” It was written by H. Jackson Brown, Jr., and was a collection of 511 pieces of adv...


Recipe: Fresh Herb Tea – Who Knew?!

Did you know that you can make a deliciously nutritious tea using simply fresh (or even dried) herbs? I never knew this until I learned it in my recent herbal medicine studies. It makes s...


Top 5 Foods To Eat Every Day For Glowing Skin

Byline: Jill Therese I’ve always been obsessed with beautiful skin. I had pretty bad acne growing up and was never very happy about it so “skin stuff” was always on my m...


4 Exercise Myths—Do You Really Need to Stretch Before a Workout?

Is it really bad to let your knees go past your toes while doing a squat or lunge? Does science both fascinate and frustrate you? It sure does me! The new information that science brings ...


Natural Beauty:Rose Essential Oil Is A Natural Beauty Booster – Plus A Rose ‘n Honey Facial Mask

Rose Otto Essential Oil is a Natural Beauty Booster - Plus A Rose ‘n Honey Facial Mask By Chere Harbridge In celebration of our new authentic beauty care line, we’re posting a...


A Choosing Raw Dinner Party at Suite Three-Oh-Six, NYC

It’s been a whole month, almost, since my book was published. I thought that having been on the editorial side of things would have made me an old pro at this, but of course what I ...


Renegade Health Radio: Is Oil Healthy?

In this podcast: * The bottom line on oil: Is it healthy or not? * Why if you’re eating crap and are adding oil to it, your body will go haywire (at 4:00) * One circumstance where eating ...


Natural Beauty: Cape Chamomile – A Skin-Healing Superhero – And A Homemade Massage Oil Recipe!

Cape Chamomile – Skin Healing Super- Hero – And A Homemade Massage Oil Recipe! By Chere Harbridge In celebration of our new authentic beauty care line, we’re posting a s...


Weekend Reading, 7.27.14

Hello, everyone. I’m still in the depths of pre-move commotion: trying to keep up with work and tie up loose ends before leaving D.C., saying “bye for now” to my friends...


Raw Recipe: Try This Versatile Walnut Based “Meatloaf”

  Raw Recipe: Try This Versatile Walnut Based “Meatloaf” By Kim Van Genderen What I love about this recipe is it’s versatility. It can be “meatloaf,” bu...


Vegan Peach Crumble Coffee Cake

Image by James Ransom for Food52 It’s Saturday, friends, and that means you deserve something sweet. This week, I’m sharing a Peach Crumble Coffee Cake in my New Veganism colu...


Carrot Cake Bites (raw, vegan, paleo, nut-free)

Recipe by Coach Bryn I’m a sucker for bite-sized snacks. I also LOVE carrot cake. I also love not being sick, which makes most forms of carrot cake rather challenging. I like to ref...


Thyroid Hormone Testing: What’s the Best TSH Level?

Your doctor says you don’t need treatment, but could he or she be wrong? Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is secreted by cells in the front part of the pituitary gland. This tiny a...


The Great Cloth Diaper Debate

Which is better…disposable or cloth? The diaper wars have begun and you must choose sides….muhawww. New parents are faced with many decisions, one of them choosing whether to ...


Dare to Compare: Popular High End Lipstick vs Our Luxury Lip Nutrition

  Dare To Compare: High End Lipstick vs Our Luxury Lip Nutrition By Chere Harbridge Here is the second installment in our latest love project–a line of authentic beauty care products...


3 Reasons Why the Raw Food Diet May Not Be Good for Kids

A raw food diet may leave kids with serious nutrient deficiencies.Many adults swear by it—the raw food diet. Eating only uncooked fruits and vegetables (sometimes with raw or unpasteurize...


Nine Product Finds for July

So the new rule is that I’m not allowed to make pronouncements about certain things becoming monthly blog traditions; remember when I was going to feature 12 new products each month...


Exercise Before Breakfast: All the Benefits Explained

  A friend of mine swears that the best way to lose body fat is to exercise (primarily “cardio” type of exercises) before breakfast or on an empty stomach. He’s a personal trainer an...


Red Wine May Help Prevent Cavities—5 Tips for Reducing Stains

Red wine has antimicrobial properties that can kill plaque-causing bacteria in the mouth. Want white teeth? Stay away from red wine, they say. But now, scientists have caused us to questi...