Is sugar bad for you

Today, our dependence on sugar leads to obvious outcomes, like obesity. But sugar also contributes to deeper health problems.  In the western world, refined sugar finds its way into almost every meal. Whether added to our coffee or tea, included in our breads, cookies, and cakes, or simply consumed directly, in the form of snacks,…

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Quince Fruit

Germany loves to celebrate its plants, trees, and fruits.  So, except for the fact that quince fruits are relatively unknown in America, it should come as no big surprise that the quince fruit was celebrated in Germany as the official fruit of 2017. Its pink and white flowers possess a scent reminiscent of citrus and…

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Health Benefits of Buckwheat 1

  Buckwheat used to be known as a peasant’s meal. It met the basic requirement of filling the stomach, while being easy to grow and full of valuable nutrients. Buckwheat arrived in Europe as a cereal plant by way of introduction from the Mongolians in the 14th century. Today, it shows-up around the world as…

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Spelt Semolina Cake Recipe

Spelt is a versatile ancient grain, which has become increasingly widespread in recent years. You can find out more about Hildegard’s views on spelt in our article 8 Soundbites on Spelt. Spelt Semolina Coffee Cake In our series of spelt recipes we introduce baked spelt semolina cake, a simple recipe using spelt semolina.  You can…

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Sugar Cravings

Using Bitters and Bitter Foods to Stem Sugar Cravings We often hear the question “why do I crave sugar?” Sugar cravings are a common occurrence for most people, and when most people experience them, they tend to succumb to their cravings. But is there a way to avoid sugar cravings all together? Most of us…

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Benefits of Chickpeas

The many health benefits of chickpeas should come as no surprise. For over 8,000 years chickpeas have appeared in cuisines spanning all cultures.  As a food, chickpeas or chick peas (Cicer arietinum) are ancient,  and they contain lots of proteins, minerals and trace elements. They are rich in B vitamins and fiber, making them a perfect choice…

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How to cook chestnuts

You can not help singing about chestnuts over open fires during Christmastime.  If you weren’t singing before, we suspect you are now.  Sweet chestnuts also come to mind, because this healthy meal received the honor of Tree of the Year 2018 in Germany. Let’s take a closer look at the edible sweet chestnut and the…

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spelt flour recipes

Whether you are looking for ways to reduce or replace your wheat flour intake, or you are just looking for new grains to liven-up your kitchen, these spelt flour recipes are a great step toward a diet focused on holistic health and wellness.

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Food as Medicine 1

The principal of food as the foundation of healing is not unique, and the idea of food as medicine is ancient. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, said “let food be thy medicine, and medicine be they food.”

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Over the past 20 years, carbohydrates and health have entered the crosshairs of our health-industrial complex.  Carbs have devolved into a culprit of ill health and the growing catastrophe of lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes.

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a healthy alternative to coffee

If you’re contemplating a break from caffeine, for health reasons or for a cleanse, there is a healthy alternative to coffee, it is called spelt coffee.

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