Health Benefits of Nettle Tea

I have recently renewed my love of nettle tea, and it’s all due to rediscovering the benefits of this common garden weed urtica dioica. There are many documented benefits of drinking nettle tea, but can we just start with the fact that it just tastes good? It’s one of those “light and refreshing” tastes that would [Continue Reading]

Life is about constantly reinventing yourself. Let’s do it!

Why am I reinventing myself? It’s a long story. Stop me if you’ve heard it all before … Not quite the beginning, but … When I started this blog, I was in a multilevel marketing (MLM, network marketing, whatever you choose to call it) group centered around health and fitness products.  I did well. I [Continue Reading]

This AIP thing …

I’ve been following the AIP program in the past few months … loosely (you know, allowing for the odd slip up or ten!) What’s AIP? AIP is AutoImmune Protocol (some call it AutoImmune Paleo – I have no idea which one is really correct!) and it addresses inflammation in the body by eliminating foods that [Continue Reading]

14Four. The results are in!

Four weeks. Drastic changes. Drastic results. The first two weeks of the 14Four program were preparation for the two week reboot. In these initial two weeks, I learned about the program, the food that I would be eating, and why I would be eating it. The prep took me through a kitchen makeover – which I [Continue Reading]

In which Vikki comes clean while getting clean

I often seem to start blog posts with “Sorry, I’ve been MIA for a while” or something similar, and this is one of those posts. I’m not going to justify my laziness, I’m just going to say that my get-up-and-go got up and went. I don’t know what happened, but in the last couple of [Continue Reading]

Sugar – it’s not just for rotting your teeth!

When you were younger, did well-meaning adults warn you against eating too much sugary food because “it will rot your teeth!”? I know that I grew up hearing that, but there are consequences far worse than rotting teeth that I was not warned about. And maybe that’s because our parents just didn’t know. About ten years [Continue Reading]

Matcha matcha man

I’m sorry, but every time I hear the word matcha, the Village People just pop into my head! I’ve been on a tea kick for a while. It’s been more intense since I gave up drinking coffee – to the point where I had to cave in and salvage my budget by opening a wholesale account with [Continue Reading]

What’s the scoop on salt?

Salt has been used by humans for thousands of years. Whether obtained from the sea, or from rock salt, it’s been used to enhance the flavor of food as far back as the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages. One of the prime reasons the Romans started building roads was to transport salt from coastal cities [Continue Reading]