Elisha McFarland

What You Need to Know About the Thymus: A Gland No One Talks About

What You Need to Know About the Thymus: A Gland No One Talks About

While many people may not be familiar with the thymus gland it plays a critical role for the immune system. It’s important to note that thymus size and function are determined by factors such as genetics, and pre and post-natal nutrition. (1) Function of the thymus The thymus is an irregular shaped gland, which is […]

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Easy Non-Dairy Milk Recipes: Almond, Cashew, Hemp, Rice, Coconut

Easy Non-Dairy Milk Recipes: Almond, Cashew, Hemp, Rice, Coconut

Jump Straight to… The M-Word Controversy Why Milk Really Isn’t for Everyone Pros and Cons of Plant-Based Milk Alternatives Shopping Tips for Milk Alternatives Easy Recipes! Interest in dairy products is declining. Whether it’s a conscious choice to avoid animal products or a decision based on health needs, the consumer has spoken. According to a recent […]

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What the Fudge!? How to Make Dairy-Free Fudgesicles with Zero Refined Sugar and Additives

What the Fudge!? How to Make Dairy-Free Fudgesicles with Zero Refined Sugar and Additives

With temperatures soaring in the 90’s, it seemed the perfect time to recreate a childhood favorite….fudgesicles. Traditionally fudgesicles are made with milk, cocoa, and sugar. I wanted to make a dairy free version that was also healthier and more nutritious than a store bought version. I decided to make the base out of almond milk […]

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Truffle Mushroom: Oil Can Fight Inflammation, Disease, and More – But Only If It’s Authentic

Truffle Mushroom: Oil Can Fight Inflammation, Disease, and More – But Only If It’s Authentic

If you watch any cooking shows you may see chef’s using truffle oil. While they are used in the culinary world, they aren’t used frequently in the home kitchen and for good reason…..the price. According to Business Insider, in 2014 the world’s largest truffle mushroom weighing in at 4.16 pounds sold at auction for $61,260. […]

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Truffle Oil Can Fight Inflammation, Disease, and More – But Only If It’s Authentic

Truffle Oil Can Fight Inflammation, Disease, and More – But Only If It’s Authentic

If you watch any cooking shows you may see chef’s using truffle oil. While they are used in the culinary world, they aren’t used frequently in the home kitchen and for good reason…..the price. According to Business Insider, in 2014 the world’s largest truffle weighing in at 4.16 pounds sold at auction for $61,260. Even […]

 Elisha McFarland

17 Medicinal Plants You Can Find in Your Backyard: Colds, Headaches, Bloating, Hypertension, and more.

17 Medicinal Plants You Can Find in Your Backyard: Colds, Headaches, Bloating, Hypertension, and more.

People have been using herbs to flavor dishes for ages. Science shows us that these plants not only offer tasteful benefits but nutritional and medicinal benefits as well. While many of these medicinal plants are available to buy in their dried format stores, many of them can be easily grown in your home or garden […]

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17 Healing Plants You Can Find in Your Backyard: Colds, Headaches, Bloating UTIs, Hypertension…

17 Healing Plants You Can Find in Your Backyard: Colds, Headaches, Bloating UTIs, Hypertension…

People have been using herbs to flavor dishes for ages. Science shows us that these plants not only offer tasteful benefits, but nutritional and medicinal benefits as well. While many of these plants are available to buy in their dried form at stores, many of them can be easily grown in your home or garden […]

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18 Proven and Natural Remedies to Treat Psoriasis

18 Proven and Natural Remedies to Treat Psoriasis

It is estimated that psoriasis affects 2-2.6% of the population.  Psoriasis is thought to be a chronic autoimmune skin condition. It is characterized by silvery yellow thickened skin patches, typically found on elbows, knees scalp, hands and feet, although it can affect other areas of the body.  (1, 2) Psoriasis is not a contagious illness. […]

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18 Common Symptoms of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity & 12 Ways to Minimize Your Exposure

18 Common Symptoms of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity & 12 Ways to Minimize Your Exposure

One in Four People Are Sensitive to Chemicals Do you get a headache when someone wearing cologne or perfume walks by you? Does the overwhelming smell of perfumed dryer sheets make you feel nauseous or cause you to feel a little shaky? If it does you’re not alone. One in four people in the U.S. […]

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18 Ways to Replace Cancer-Linked Sweeteners Overnight

18 Ways to Replace Cancer-Linked Sweeteners Overnight

Do you have a sweet tooth? If you do you’re not alone. Two hundred years ago, the average American ate only 2 pounds of sugar a year. Nearly fifty years ago in seventies, the average American ate 123 pounds of sugar per year.  Today the average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar a year. That […]

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