June is Men's Health Month and all month long I'll be sharing some insight from local men on their views of health and how they maintain healthy minds and bodies. I interviewed men of different ages but you'll notice there are common healthy habits among them all.

Our 3rd interviewee this month is: Peter Fox Age range: 34-41 Occupation: Chiropractor

Q1: On a scale from 1-10 (10 being top priority), how would you rate health and wellness as a priority?

June is Men's Health Month and all month long I'll be sharing some insight from local men on their views of health and how they maintain healthy minds and bodies. I interviewed men of different ages but you'll notice there are common healthy habits among them all.

Our 2nd interviewee this month is: Kyle Meyer
Age Range: 26-33

June is Men's Health Month and all month long I'll be sharing some insight from local men on their views of health and how they maintain healthy minds and bodies. I interviewed men of different ages but you'll notice there are common healthy habits among them all.

First up this month is: Eli Mayfield

Age range: 18-25

Place of Employment: Greatest Grains

Q1: On a scale from 1-10 (10 being top priority), how would you rate health and wellness as a priority?

How often do you think about eye health?

I went out and purchased a steam canner last week to see how it compared to the boiling water canner which I've been using for years. I had a lot of peppers in my garden so I decided to make a pepper jelly recipe from the So Easy to Preserve book. Using the steam canner was a great experience. It was so easy to use and I really like how light-weight it is! The boiling water canner is quite heavy when it's full and the water takes a long time to heat up to boiling. The steam canner, however, takes much less time to heat up since it only has 6-8 cups of water in it.

With summer coming to an end, it's a good idea to dedicate some time to preserving your garden's bounty whether its canning tomatoes, freezing green beans or drying herbs. I didn't intend on having a large garden this summer but I did want to grow enough to eat and also some to preserve for later. With all of the tomatoes I grew, my boyfriend and I had some fun over the weekend juicing and freezing tomato juice. I can't wait to make tomato soup with it this fall and winter!

There's nothing like an iced coffee on a hot summer's day! It's even better with the windows down and the music turned up. I've been getting a lot of use out of my cold-brew coffee maker (thank you wonderful boyfriend of mine!) and have been experimenting with different flavor combinations.

There's a lot to love about cold-brews. Here's a few:

1. Cold-brews are less acidic than regular (drip) coffee. 67% less! If you have issues with stomach acid, try cold-brews for a change. You can also use tea leaves instead of beans in your cold-brew systems.

Week 3 of National Garden Month's Natural Dyes series is all about black beans which happens to be one of my favorite foods. I love beans in general but black beans hold a special place in my heart. They are full of fiber, protein, resistant starch (supporting the good bacterial in the lower GI) and several phytochemicals including anthocyanin flavonoids- giving them their black-blue color.

Hello fall and hello pumpkin spice lattes!

Do you love fall flavors in your morning cup o' joe but hate spending the money?? Well, you're in the right place! Instead of driving to the coffee shop, waiting in line, and spending more than necessary…you can make your own pumpkin spice latte (PSL) quickly at home for only $1 and half the calories, fat and sugar! Since we'll be using real pumpkin instead of pumpkin syrup, you'll be getting some fiber and Vitamin A as well.

What you'll need:

Dyeing with plant-based pigments is a fun way to add more color to your life, naturally. You can use vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices; many of which you probably already have in your kitchen or backyard.

In today's post you will learn how t

Happy National Garden Month! This month I will highlight several fun DIY projects using natural dyes, many of which you can find in your kitchen or backyard. April is the perfect time to explore some of these plant-bas

Turmeric is a spice commonly found in Indian cuisine and gives curry its characteristic golden hue. Not only does it taste great it is also great for your body. Studies show that turmeric may help fight infections and some cancers, red

June is Men's Health Month and all month long I've shared some insight from local men on their views of health and how they maintain healthy minds and bodies. I interviewed men of different ages but you'll notice there are common healthy habits among them all.

Our 4th interviewee this month is: Chad Summers (pictured on the right)

Age range: 42-49

Place of Employment: Healthy Harvest Urban Farms

Every autumn I look forward to some freshly made apple cider doughnuts in addition to visiting my local apple orchard. This year I thought it would be fun to make my own from scratch so I could be in control of how they were made. I wanted a baked doughnut rather than a fried one to cut down on calories and fat. This recipe is super easy to make and it takes very little time. You just need a doughnut pan (which was harder to find than I thought it would be!). Everyone must be at home making doughnuts since I could only find one pan in all the stores we checked.

I've been dancing since age 3 and its still one of my favorite things to do. When I'm dancing, the world melts away and it's just me and the music.

Chances are, when you think about working out, dancing may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, a workout doesn't have be regimented or in a group fitness class. You can break a sweat and have fun dancing to your favorite music just about anywhere and not only is it free, it also has lasting effects on your health. Here are 5 of the top benefits:

…Not your heartbeat. "Pulse" is a term describing the edible seeds of several leguminous plants, such as dry beans, dry peas, lentils and chickpeas.

The United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of the Pulses which brings awareness to their health benefits and value as sustainable sources of protein. These seed plants have been a staple for countries around the world for centuries but have only recently begun to gain popularity in the United States.