“Fat” is Not a Four Letter Word: Plant Fats

For years we’ve been bombarded with messages that fat is bad. We invented margarine (which is pretty disgusting if you read the history), built ourselves a food pyramid, and spent millions of dollars on huge campaigns to promote “low fat” and ” fat free” foods. Research is beginning to surface that questions whether the “low fat” and “heart […]

Real Food Chronicles: Jeanne @ Omamas

image credit by contributing writer Jeanne from O’Mamas When the ladies behind the genius Modern Alternative Mama posted a notice they wanted to explore a day-in-the-life of some of the contributing writers, I didn’t rush out and volunteer immediately. Not that my life isn’t an open book. I mean, I’m a blogger, for goodness sake. But I thought, maybe I’m not […]

Real Reasons to Remove Sugar from the Pantry

Our bodies need sugar. In fact every cell in the body (including our precious brain cells) require  sugar (glucose) for healthy function. Americans, on average, who eat a “typical” American diet consume about three pounds of sugar (and/or artificial sweeteners) each week. So … we should all be geniuses, right? Seriously, though, we have a major […]