Sugar, Sugar Everywhere…

Sugar, Sugar Everywhere…

In the United States, sugar is everywhere and in everything. Oftentimes sugar is an added ingredient that just doesn’t make sense. The daily recommendation for sugar intake over 2 years of age is less than 10% of your daily calories. But, it can be found in your...
Find Flavor with Blackstrap Molasses

Find Flavor with Blackstrap Molasses

Want to add some flavor to your cooking without adding a whole lot of sugar? Blackstrap molasses may be just the thing! The process of making black strap molasses is a bit involved. Typically, cane sugar (Saccharum officinarum) or sugar beets (Beta vulgaris) are...
Add Sweetness to Your Day with Licorice

Add Sweetness to Your Day with Licorice

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a woody perennial native to parts of Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean region. Licorice contains a compound called glycyrrhizin which is fifty times sweeter than table sugar. As such, this plant is commonly used in the food industry...
Fascial Work to the Rescue!

Fascial Work to the Rescue!

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) is becoming more popular, especially with athletes. Despite being new on the scene (the first research paper wasn’t published until 1997), this technique has roots going back millenia. In ancient Greek and Roman...