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Making Almond Milk

I finally made almond milk and now that I’ve done it, I can’t believe I waited so long! I put off trying it because I thought it would be a big hassle. What made me take the plunge was this video by Kris Carr, “How To Make a Classic Almond Milk”.

Top 10 Mental Health Foods

We know there is an important connection between nutrition and mental health. New and exciting research is surfacing almost every day. The relationship is clear; a deficiency in certain nutrients can cause mental disorders. This is especially apparent in regards to anxiety and depression. These nutrients include particular vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and omega 3 fatty acids.

Gift Idea? How About a Life-Changing Blender?

Although I am often approached about endorsing various products, I haven’t until now. I want to tell you about the Cleanblend blender. Not because the company asked me to but because I own one and love it!

Turmeric – the New Prozac?

What if a common spice was as effective as prescription drugs without the cost and dangerous side effects? A recent study found that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, may be as effective as fluoxetine (Prozac) in treating depression.


These wraps are very high in important mental health nutrients including protein, calcium, magnesium, folate, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin B-12, and omega-3 fatty acids!

8 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Healthier Food

We have learned in recent years about the increase in childhood obesity and diabetes that has been attributed to poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyles. What we haven’t heard as much about is the rise in depression and the increase in antidepressants prescribed to children. A shocking 2004 report revealed that the fastest growing group of people taking antidepressants were preschoolers age 5 and under! Then, according to a 2011 report by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the rate of antidepressant use in this country among teens and adults (people ages 12 and older) increased by almost 400% between 1988–1994 and 2005–2008. There is not a clear breakdown of how many of those were between 12 and 18 but whatever the number, it is too many.