The Food We Lack: How Food Deserts are Weighing Us Down

Weight loss and access to food are closely intertwined, with food deserts and racial disparities playing a significant role in obesity and difficulty in losing weight.   Food deserts are areas where residents have limited access to healthy, fresh food options. These areas are typically found in low-income neighborhoods and rural areas. Residents of food […]

The Roots of Healing: A Journey Through the History of Indigenous Plant Medicine

I’m frequently surprised at the variety of mixed reactions about the medicinal value of plants and natural products. People will swear by their coffee (a plant), cope with alcohol (ferment of plants) and cigarettes (tobacco, a plant), and decompress with weed (cannabis, a plant) – but they will denounce any therapeutic benefits. I think part […]