Just thought you should know- The Incredible Shrinking Fat Cell: What Really Happens When Body Fat is Burned?

I was doing some research this morning on fat, fat cells and what exactly happens to fat cells when we lose weight. I was pondering some questions, some of which I know from school, but wanted more info, such as: What exactly are fat cells? Why do we have fat cells? How many fat cells…Read more »

Just thought you should know…How to prepare carrot greens! (and why you should!)

As you may know, I belong to a vegetable coop called Seasonal Roots. Each week, I receive a shipment of locally grown fruit and veggies. I automatically get a regular box, which they decide the contents, but you can add items to the box. This week, I added in 2 bunches of carrots, which came…Read more »

Just thought you should know….Big Changes are Coming to The Purple Almond

As you know, I am currently working toward a Master of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition. Over the summer, I passed from the foundation level of classes to a more advanced level, and into a newly structured system. The classes are much harder, with 100’s of pages of reading in each class, large papers due…Read more »

Just thought you should know: What I learned from the Lakota People.

My heart has been heavy this week. I’ve been sad, irritated and short tempered. (To the chagrin of my family!). I am a very empathetic person, and the feelings of others often resonate very strongly within me. Many times, when tensions and energies are very strong, I struggle to understand, and contain my thoughts and…Read more »