Category Archives: Catie’s Blog

Purify Your Environment and Your Mind: Houseplants


It is no secret that the world has been struggling with the negative effects of pollution for decades now. However, when we think about pollution we do not tend to think about how toxic our indoor environments can be. In fact, the common toxic chemical benzene is three times more prevalent indoors than outdoors. Indoor […]

Priority 1: Nourish the Spirit


For this post, I wanted to delve into a concept that is very intimately intertwined with health and vitality, and that is spiritual and mental health. Frequently when we are engaging in the topic of nutrition, we are talking about how to take care of the body. Many times, we neglect our “other parts,” and […]

Organic Do it Yourself Night Cream


A handful of dried rose petals 1 oz raw coconut oil 3/4 oz beeswax 1 1/2 oz 2 teaspoons organic lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon frankincense oil 1/4 teaspoon lemon essential oil Measuring jug Sieve Large, heavy – based Stainless steel saucepan Wooden spoon Either dark or clear glass lids to store!   With the rose […]

Raw Spring Crumble of Apricots and Bing Cherries


Spring is here and more and more we start to see the playful fruits starting to be harvested. This recipe features two jewels of the spring time, tender apricots and succulent cherries. This humble yet delicious crumble is incredibly simplistic in its preparation and assembly and is ready to eat upon completion. If desired, serve […]

Benefits of Sprouted Grain Flour and Sprouted Grains


We are told that in order to maintain good health and well being that we must satiate our bodies with a balanced diet. One that is filled with something that we now label as “whole grains”. The push for encouraging people to eat  whole grains has come about due to the common over consumption of […]

How to discern food allergy vs food sensitivity


Food allergies which come in two flavors immediate response (within 2 hours) and delayed response (within 72 hours) Food intolerances like lactose intolerance, that involve an inability to process a certain food Food sensitivities which include any type of non-allergic reaction to a food, beverage, food additive, etc. With all the contaminants in our food supply, the preponderance […]

Eating for the Season


Nothing is better than nourishing yourself with fresh, organic and local produce. There are many reasons to embrace this fashion of eating, a few of them being that locally and seasonally grown food is more nutritious for you and your family, kinder to the environment, tastier, and supprisingly most of the time, can be easier […]

The Popular Kombucha


Kombucha is a living drink made by fermenting tea and sugar with the “kombucha” culture. The result can taste like something between sparkling apple cider and champagne, depending on what kind of tea you use. The origins of Kombucha aren’t exact. It is thought to have originated in the Far East, probably China, and has […]